What Are the Risks of Drinking Alcohol?

What Are the Risks of Drinking Alcohol? Drinking alcohol causes damage to your health in both the short term and long term, even for moderate drinkers. For individuals who suffer from addiction to alcohol and frequently drink in excess, these risks become higher. Knowing the risks of drinking alcohol is important to help avoid drinking […]

Alcoholism

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 Does Addiction Do to the Brain?

What Does Addiction Do to the Brain? It is well-known that addiction and substance abuse is bad for your body. Health can quickly deteriorate, behaviors change and your brain goes through a lot of abuse and chemical changes. But, what exactly are these damages and what does addiction do to the brain? When learning the […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery

Why is it So Hard to Get Help for My Addiction?

Reasons It Is Hard to Get Help for My Addiction Breaking free from the prison that addiction holds you in is very difficult. It can often be a long, bumpy road to recovery because long-lasting sobriety takes a lot of effort. It can make many people stop to wonder: Why is it so hard to […]

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What is Detoxing From Alcohol Like, and How We Can Help Make It Comfortable

Detoxing from Alcohol Detoxing from alcohol can look very different to many different people. The way you may feel when you detox from alcohol depends on the severity of your addiction and how long you have been addicted to alcohol for. If someone has had a few too many drinks at a celebration, chances are, […]

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Medically-Assisted Detox with an Onsite Addictionologist

What is Medicated-Assisted Detox? Medicated-Assisted Detox is the use of medications under supervision of a person with substance use disorderionologist to help treat the symptoms of detoxification from substance use disorders including opioids, alcohol abuse and more. Detoxification is often the most uncomfortable and most feared process of recovery. Cliffside Malibu takes great care in […]

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Most Criminals Are Drug Abusers, Lack Drug Treatment

In five major US cities, 60% of men arrested have used at least one illegal drug. Following the Obama administration’s policy of arrest over drug treatment, fewer than 15% have any sort of help overcoming their addictions.  Drug treatment may be especially necessary in this population. Researchers collected data from 1,736 men arrested in Atlanta, […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Current Events, Drug Treatment

Doctors with Patients Fighting Alcoholism Should Try AA Themselves

The Partnership at Drugfree.org recently issued a news release with their recommendation that physicians treating patients with alcohol disorders or alcoholism attend Alcoholics Anonymous or other support group meetings prior to counseling their patients to do so. “Any doctor treating addicted people should go to at least a few AA meetings, so they can discuss […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Drug Treatment
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