Passages Ventura, Port Hueneme, California

pacific ocean in Hueneme Beach
3218, 224 E Clara St
Port Hueneme, CA, 93041

Overview of Passages Ventura

Passages Ventura is a treatment center that provides holistic treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. This facility is located on the Pacific Coast in Port Hueneme, California. It is a luxurious treatment facility that offers services to clients who are suffering from substance use and co-occurring disorders such as anxiety or depression.
This luxurious facility was founded by Chris and Pax Prentiss in the year 2009. It is claimed to be the most luxurious treatment centers in the world by the famous magazine Forbes. This facility provides a comprehensive treatment through several services like residential treatment, detoxification, sober living, outpatient services, and an alumni program.
Passages Ventura focuses on providing the best treatment by identifying the root causes, which are responsible for an individual’s condition. The facility believes that addiction is not a disease but a symptom of an underlying deeper problem. It considers four reasons behind the alcohol and drug abuse, which include a chemical imbalance, inability to deal with situations, unresolved past, and inconsistent beliefs.
This facility does not take the help of 12-Step recovery model but of a more efficient, effective, and permanent solution to endow clients with a lasting recovery.

Accommodation and Food

Passages Ventura is situated close to the beach where clients can enjoy a refreshing sea breeze all the time. It offers a world-class treatment to its clients through plenty of amenities. The length of the stay can be varied to a maximum of 120 days depending on an individual’s unique needs.
The residential unit has both semi-private and private rooms along with a gym with personal trainers on the site. Along with that, there are various lounge areas, media rooms with flat-screen TVs, spacious kitchen, and a Wi-Fi facility. Additionally, clients can calm down around vegetable gardens, herb gardens, or fire pits. There are running tracks around the campus as well as courts for games like volleyball and basketball. At Passages Ventura, patients can use laptops and phones.
Residents are served with delicious and healthy cuisine in the dining area. A culinary team prepares three meals a day for all clients. Dietary restrictions of any kind can be accommodated at this facility if needed. There is also a walk-in refrigerator and freezer in their fully equipped kitchen.

Treatment Options at Passages Ventura

Passages Ventura offers several treatment options for both its outpatient and inpatient services. Various treatment choices available at this facility are listed as follows:

  • Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Detoxification
  • Alcohol Rehab
  • Prescription Drugs Treatment
  • One-on-One Treatment

Therapies Provided at Passages Ventura

Passages Ventura provides a continuum of comprehensive treatment through a wide range of therapy choices. Some of the therapies available at this facility include the following:

  • Art Therapy
  • Acupressure and Massage
  • Continuing Care
  • Physical Training
  • Individual Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Psychotherapy
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Chemical Dependency Counseling
  • Hypnotherapy

Payment Options and Insurances

At Passages Ventura, clients can pay through self-pay or various insurances for their treatment. This facility is covered through various private and state-owned insurance carriers. Some of them include:

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • Blue Cross
  • United HealthCare
  • Value Options
  • Multiplan


Licensed by the Joint Commission

Passages Ventura’s Amenities

Passages Ventura is one of the best centers in the industry of drug rehabilitation and treatment programs. Its coastal location offers a great refreshing breeze for a better healing and relaxed stay. There is another unit of Passages Ventura by the name, Passages Malibu. This facility was founded after that program.
Passages Ventura has created a name for itself due to its unique one-on-one therapy, which is private counseling holds in a one-on-one setting instead of groups. On the other hand, this rehab center offers a wide range of holistic treatment options. All these programs make the addiction treatment program at Passages Ventura truly unbeatable.

About Passages Ventura’s Staff

Passage Ventura offers state-of-the-art treatment in a secure and comfortable environment with the help of addiction experts, nursing staffs, and therapists. All patients receive the medical supervision all around the clock from physicians and 24-hour nursing staff. Some of the notable figures at Passages Ventura are listed as follows:

Chris Prentiss
Co-Director & Co-Founder

Chris Prentiss is the co-director and co-founder of Passages addiction treatment centers. He founded Passages treatment centers after seeing his son struggling with drug addiction. He is also a renowned author of more than 15 books including titles such as Be What You Want, The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure, Zen and the Art of Happiness, and Have What You Want.

Pax Prentiss

Pax Prentiss is the CEO at Passages Ventura along with being the co-founder of Passages addiction treatment centers. He himself has fought addiction after struggling with this disease for ten miserable years. As CEO, he takes care of marketing efforts, financial operations, and business strategies of the company. He has co-authored a book called The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure with his father.

Wendy McCarty
Hypnotherapist/Interventionist/ Marriage & Family Therapist

Wendy McCarthy is Hypnotherapist, Interventionist, and MFTI at Passages Ventura. She serves the Passages Ventura team from 2009. Before joining here, she was a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services.
McCarthy received her bachelor’s degree in Radio, Film, TV, Film, and Psychology from Northern Illinois University and her master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She also received another master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from American School of Professional Psychology.

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