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Childhood and the Traumatized Brain
Childhood and the Traumatized Brain

Childhood and the Traumatized Brain Content reviewed by Karen Rubenstein, LMFT, Chief Clinical Officer at Cliffside Malibu Childhood experiences can play…

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Sexual Assault and how It Relates to Substance Use, woman sitting on the couch thinking and looking out the window.
Sexual Assault: How It Relates to Substance Use

Sexual Assault: How It Relates to Substance Use Sexual assault is a serious matter and frankly can be difficult to talk…

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5 Underlying Reasons for Addiction

What Are 5 Underlying Reasons for Addiction? Addiction always stems from a root cause, also known as one of the reasons…

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Suicide and Addiction
Suicide and Addiction

Are Suicide and Addiction Linked? When someone is suffering from an issue with addiction, there are many complications that can come…

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connecting with staff and therapists
Why connecting with therapists and staff can make all the difference

While you’re going through treatment, it is vital you take advantage of connecting with your therapists and staff in your residential…

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triggers
Triggers to Avoid During the Holidays

Know your triggers A major part of a successful recovery process is knowing what your triggers are. During the holidays, it…

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ptsd and addiction
PTSD and Trauma Leading to Addiction

If you feel as if your PTSD and addiction are linked, and your trauma is leading to addiction, chances are you…

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anxiety and addiction
Anxiety and Addiction

Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders Anxiety is a complex condition that affects millions of people all over the world. It is a…

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Group of people sitting in chairs at group therapy at Cliffside Malibu, an addiction treatment center in Malibu, California.
To Overcome Addiction, You Must Address Underlying Trauma

To Overcome Addiction, You Must Address Underlying Trauma One of the most widely known addiction treatment groups, Alcoholics Anonymous, famously lists…

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Better Understanding PTSD

Better Understanding PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is usually associated with veterans returning from tours in Iraq, Afghanistan or other highly volatile…

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