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Pax House

2052 N Lake Ave Suite F, Altadena, California, 91001
Pax House uses the evidence-based therapeutic technique known as Motivational Interviewing (MI). MI is a non-judgmental, non-confrontational, and non-adversarial approach that attempts to increase an individual’s awareness of the full potential impact of their actions and behaviors. The program helps them envision a better future for themselves and find the motivation to achieve it. People change their sense of what is possible for their lives when they begin to fully grasp what might be gained through change. Pax House works with each participant to access the critical hope and motivation needed to change a particular behavior or life circumstance not consistent with their renewed vision for their own lives.

Facility Highlights

  • Outpatient Treatment Program
  • Residential Treatment Program
  • Medical Detoxification

Specialization

  • 12-Step

    The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery

Facility Settings

  • Mountains

Meet the Staff

  • James Burnett
    James BurnettCEO & Owner
    James Burnett, owner, and CEO, is a general contractor by trade but finds his true strength and passion working with recovering addicts. James has been helping addicts recover since 2001. James shares his past struggles with addiction and his triumphs in recovery with addicts who are hoping to change their lives. James unique perspective and a priceless sense of humor bring a message of hope and light to the newly recovering addict. James uses his one of a kind style to communicate the reality of the disease, as well as the joy of sobriety, with humor and understanding.
  • Marcia Burnett
    Marcia BurnettOwner & COO
    Marcia Burnett, owner and COO, received her Bachelors of Arts in history from the University of California at Berkeley. She spent 21 years working as an executive at Capitol Records in Hollywood. Because of her passion for 12 step recovery and over two decades of her own sobriety, Marcia made the decision to leave the music industry in order to provide treatment to others struggling with addiction. Marcia says “there is nothing as powerful and inspiring than watching a person whose life has been ravaged by the disease of addiction, transform into a hopeful, responsible, grateful, productive individual who becomes reunited with their family and their authentic self”.

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