a truly truly heartfelt request in Open Posted April 30, 2013 · Edited April 30, 2013 by Dot Matrix Let the person who needs help check these guys out: Passages Malibu AA makes people constantly say, "I am a recovering alcoholic or drug addict." And every week they would sound as though they were in the perpetual state of hopelessness and always on the verge of failure. Passages Malibu looks for the ROOT cause and believes in a cure so one does not struggle their whole life. They believe you can be healed. I also believe in complete healing and like the way they set things up. Although I have not been there, I have been to Alanon which did me no good and to Celebrate Recovery which was good only because I met real faith-filled people among the 12 step doers. I found that I cannot fix other people and had to work on me if I ever wanted to be free of the damages alcoholics/addicts have inflicted on me. I always tried to fix them. They have to fix themselves and me ~ myself. And that was the biggest thing I learned there. In TWI we were taught God first, others second and myself third and that is not true. You have to put your oxygen mask on first before you can help anyone. And helping someone and feeling responsible to FIX someone are two different things. I saw God work for those that pursued him. http://www.passagesmalibu.com/home.html?kmas=3&kmca=MedIMP+-+OL5OCPAGEC4&kmag=p455y34l1qf2&kmmt=p&kmkw=passages+malibu "World-Class Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center Perched over the Pacific Ocean, our five magnificent estates elegantly stretch across ten acres of Malibu coastline, offering you the perfect setting to heal your body, mind, and spirit. For over ten years, Passages Malibu has stood out as a shining example of non-12-Step, luxury addiction treatment. Inside the magnificent grounds at Passages, you’ll find the most comprehensive and sophisticated treatment programs in the world. When founders Chris and Pax Prentiss created this program in 2001, they began with one goal in mind - to create the world’s finest team of treatment professionals. Comprised of doctors, nurses, psychologists, family therapists, trainers, acupuncturists, and many others, ensuring your complete satisfaction from the day you check in until the day you graduate from our world-class drug rehab center."