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English Soccer Star's Hospitalization Highlights the Importance of Medically Supervised Detox, says Passages Malibu


Gazza is on the mend, following several days in an intensive care unit. Medical professionals report that his experience brings renewed focus on the need for medical supervision during the early stages of alcohol recovery.

Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013

English football legend Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne was left fighting to survive this weekend following a negative reaction to alcohol withdrawal published in a recent story in Associated Press

According to reports, Gazza's organs began shutting down after arriving at an undisclosed Arizona clinic for alcohol detox. He has since been admitted to a local hospital and was listed in stable condition following a stay in the intensive care unit.

Dr. John McKeown, Gazza's long – time psychotherapist announced, “Paul has experienced severe complications with his detoxification. This is not unusual for someone who has been drinking as heavily as he has.”

Gazza was expected to remain in the hospital for the next few days, before being released “in the next day or two.” The English football star came to the US for treatment based upon the media attention he regularly receives in the UK.

“In our 12 years of experience, we've learned that alcohol detox can be physically taxing,” says Pax Prentiss, CEO of the world-renowned Passages Malibu Addiction Treatment Centre, “At Passages, we provide each of our patients with a medically supervised detox in comfortable, luxurious accommodations. We focus on the patient's needs first and have guided literally thousands of patients through detox with the help of our expert, on-site medical staff. A view of the Pacific Ocean is helpful and restorative, but our patient-centered care is really the first step toward helping our clients heal their addiction and find a renewed sense of joy in life.”

The Passages Malibu Addiction Treatment Centre was recently named the “Number 1 Treatment Center in the World” by Healthcare Global magazine and “One of The Most Luxurious Place to Dry Out by Forbes magazine.

Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura rehab centers have earned coveted accreditation by The Joint Commission (JCAHO), which has only been given to 6% of the nation's behavioral health treatment programs. Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura accept certain insurance plans.

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About Passages Malibu & Passages Ventura:

Founded by Chris Prentiss and Pax Prentiss, Passages Malibu opened in 2001 with its second location, Passages Ventura, opening in 2009. The two drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers offer an alternative to the 12-step/AA model of addiction treatment by using a holistic approach and a program that focuses on the underlying issues of substance dependency, rather than suggesting that addiction is an incurable disease.

Both Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura accept insurance and have earned the accreditation by The Joint Commission (JCAHO), which has only been given to 6% of the nation's behavioral health treatment programs.

The co-founders are also authors of the acclaimed series of treatment books that include their groundbreaking flagship book, The Alcoholism & Addiction Cure. For general inquiries about treatment, contact: 866-233-1753

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