Is Addiction Treatment During the Holidays a Good Idea?

Is Addiction Treatment During the Holidays a Good Idea? Addiction treatment during the holidays can seem tricky. For many individuals, the holidays are a merry time; a time to reunite, a time to rejoice, and a time to party – an activity that often encourages heavy drinking and recreational drug use. But for individuals suffering […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Stories, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources

Am I An Opioid Addict?

Am I An Opioid Addict? Cliffside Malibu does not condone the use of the term “addict” when referring to people suffering from the disorder of addiction. However, we do understand that others still may use the term in order to find information. Many people may find themselves asking the question, “am I an opioid addict?” […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals

What Is The Opioid Crisis?

What Is The Opioid Crisis? The opioid crisis is known as the health crisis surrounding prescription, and nonprescription, opioid drugs. The overdose and death rates of opioids are climbing exponentially and the use of the drug is more rampant now than ever. How Did the Opioid Crisis Begin? In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Heroin

Opioid Overdose: What Happens and What to Do

Opioid Overdose: What Happens and What to Do The largest risks that come with using opioids are addiction and overdose. An overdose occurs when the body has received too much of a substance or a combination of substances. An opioid overdose can be fatal, which makes it important for all individuals to know the signs […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Heroin, Painkiller, Substance Abuse

How to Quit Drinking

How to Quit Drinking Alcohol is everywhere — restaurants, corner liquor stores, bars, college, celebrations, sports events, weddings, the holidays and more. It can seem nearly impossible to escape alcohol since drinking culture is so embedded in American life. Millions of people suffer from alcohol use disorder and aren’t able to maintain acceptable drinking habits, […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism

What Are Opioid Overdose Signs?

What Are Opioid Overdose Signs? On average, 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers opioid overdose an epidemic in the United States, estimating it responsible for nearly 68 percent of 70,000 drug-related deaths in 2017. Understanding the effects of opioids can prevent opioid overdose, […]

Addiction, Heroin, Painkiller, Substance Abuse

Cost of Opioid Treatment

Cost of Opioid Treatment When an individual realizes they need to receive treatment in order to overcome their opioid addiction, roadblocks begin to emerge. These roadblocks to recovery can be anything from family and home life logistics, work and job responsibilities, and the cost of opioid treatment. While the cost of opioid treatment might seem […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Painkiller, Substance Abuse

What is Detoxing from Suboxone Like?

What is Detoxing from Suboxone Like? According to their website, Suboxone is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to and dependent on opioid drugs. This can mean either prescription or illegal drugs. Suboxone is used as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy. Even though […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates

Vicodin Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline and Treatment

Vicodin Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline and Treatment What is Vicodin and What Does It Do? According to MedicineNet, Vicodin is a combination of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain-reliever and a cough suppressant, similar to codeine. Hydrocodone blocks the receptors on nerve cells in the brain that give rise to the sensation of pain. […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in October

. National Substance Abuse Prevention Month in October October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a time to bring awareness to substance abuse and how the cycle of use begins. In an effort for young individuals to recognize the signs before the cycle starts, National Substance Abuse Prevention Month aims to slow, and eventually stop, […]

Addiction, Alcohol, Children, Parenting