November 5, 2018

How to Avoid Relapse During The Holidays

The holidays can be a joyous time of year, but it can also trigger a lot of stress. There are many celebrations, social events and possible opportunities where triggers and temptations could arise. Whether or not it is your first time navigating the holidays sober, it’s always a great idea to know what may come, […]

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October 29, 2018

What is Detox and How Long Should It Take?

What is detox? Detox is the very first step of recovery once someone enters treatment. When you have been abusing a substance for a period of time, your brain becomes chemically re-wired to depend on this substance. When the substance is no longer in your body, withdrawal symptoms begin. This is also known as being […]

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August 30, 2018

ADHD and Addiction

What is ADHD? ADHD is a behavioral disorder, which stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a condition that either makes it difficult to keep mental focus on a single topic, control the impulse to act out, or both. While it can be diagnosed as an adult, people with ADHD are usually diagnosed in […]

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March 22, 2016

Fewer Opioid Prescriptions: Three of the Newest CDC Guidelines for Opioid Use

Fewer Opioid Prescriptions: Three of the Newest CDC Guidelines for Opioid Use   Anyone tuned into substance abuse issues in the United States knows there’s been a growing epidemic of opioid-based prescription medication abuse. But what, if any, role should the government take in addressing this national health crisis? This month the Centers for Disease […]

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September 9, 2015

How to Deal with Addiction when you have a Demanding Job

How to Deal with Addiction when you have a Demanding Job I understand demanding jobs. I’m the founder and CEO of a well-respected private addiction treatment center. To keep the company afloat and growing, I work round-the-clock. I eat, sleep, and breathe my work. Even when I’m not “on the clock,” I am bound to […]

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August 31, 2015

Obama’s Heroin Response Strategy: When You Don’t Go Far Enough, You Throw Good Money after Bad

Obama’s Heroin Response Strategy: When You Don’t Go Far Enough, You Throw Good Money after Bad The good news is that the Obama administration is making at least some effort to address the horrific accidental death rate from heroin and prescription opioid overdose. This effort brings attention to a scourge that is killing thousands upon […]

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February 6, 2015

I look forward to my future

I have been to several rehabs over the years, but Cliffside Malibu will gratefully be my last. From the moment I was greeted at the airport I was treated with complete professionalism. In my experience, no other rehab blends practical and spiritual principles so effectively. I look forward to my future with great enthusiasm largely […]

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January 27, 2015

The ability to find true life purpose

Treatment is one small part of life, but a memorable one. I will never forget my time at Cliffside for as long as I live. I now feel empowered by learning the fundamentals essential to full recovery and a long and prosperous life. Those basics included dealing with specific personal feelings and cravings, 24 hours […]

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September 29, 2014

Waiting for God’s Judgment

Zechariah is the father of John the Baptist in the Bible. My papa wanted me to be like him, anointed in the spirit and the father of important men. That’s how I got my name. My papa is a preacher at a big church in Texas. His work is sharing the word of God. His […]

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September 16, 2014

Does MDMA Have Psychotherapeutic Potential?

Does MDMA Have Psychotherapeutic Potential? Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is also known as “ecstasy” because of the ecstatic feelings it produces in those who use it. While many dismiss the drug as a dangerous substance, some scientists claim it may have positive therapeutic uses with little risk of harm when used under proper supervision. According to researchers, […]

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