All About Blood Alcohol Levels

All About Blood Alcohol Levels Blood alcohol levels, also known as blood alcohol content, is a way to measure an individual’s level of alcohol intoxication. It represents the percentage of alcohol that is concentrated in the bloodstream. Blood alcohol levels are used for legal purposes, such as measuring individuals for drunk driving incidents, and for […]

Addiction, Alcohol, Alcoholism

How to Ask Your Doctor About Addiction Treatment

How to Ask Your Doctor About Addiction Treatment Learning more information about the addiction treatment process can be difficult if you do not know where to start looking. One of the many places individuals may begin their search is with their primary care provider, which makes it important to know how to ask your doctor […]

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Signs of Opioid Use

What are the Signs of Opioid Use? Opioids are a group of drugs derived naturally from the poppy plant, or are man-made in a laboratory, also known as synthetic opioids. Opioids are generally prescribed to individuals suffering from chronic pain, whether from surgery, a major injury or other health issues. Legally prescribed opioids include morphine, […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Painkiller

Opioids and Mental Health

Opioids and Mental Health Opioids are a group of very strong pain relievers used to relieve pain after a surgery or traumatic injury. They are much more effective than over-the-counter pain relievers, however, they are also highly addictive. People who suffer from mental health conditions are much more likely to become addicted to opioids, making […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Mental Health

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 […]

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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, […]

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