April 2, 2019

Fentanyl, How Bad Is It?

How Bad Is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous synthetic opioid. Unlike some other opioids that occur naturally, it is man-made for the purpose of helping aid people suffering from extreme pain. It can be administered for recovery after surgery, during cancer treatments or for recovery after a painful injury. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) […]

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March 12, 2019

Ativan Addiction

Is Ativan Addictive? Ativan is the name for the generic drug lorazepam, is part of the drug class benzodiazepines. It is best known for treating anxiety, as it works by attaching to GABA receptors in the brain like other benzodiazepines. After it attaches to the GABA receptors, it slows down the chemical messages the nerve […]

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February 14, 2019

Suicide and Addiction

Are Suicide and Addiction Linked? When someone is suffering from an issue with addiction, there are many complications that can come along with that. These can include legal issues, family problems, declining health and even suicide. Suicide and addiction are absolutely linked. Addiction not only exponentially increases the likelihood that someone will commit suicide, but […]

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February 1, 2019

Panic Disorders and Addiction

Panic Disorders Panic Disorders are a form of anxiety. They are sudden and repeated attacks of fear that last for several minutes or longer. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, panic attacks are characterized by a fear of disaster or of losing control even when there is no real danger. A person may […]

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January 3, 2019

The Fentanyl Crisis and What You Need to Know

What is Fentanyl? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine, but is 50 to 100 times more potent. It is a schedule II prescription drug, and it is typically used to treat patients with severe pain, for side effects surrounding aggressive cancer […]

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October 16, 2018

The Top 10 Warning Signs of Becoming Addicted to Medication

Substance abuse and addiction isn’t just limited to alcohol and street drugs. It can also be very easy to become addicted to medication. This can be very confusing and dangerous all at the same time, because medication has been prescribed to help treat something that might be wrong. While taking medication prescribed by a doctor […]

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October 8, 2018

Can I Become Addicted to My Anxiety Medication?

What is Anxiety? Having anxiety is a difficult issue suffered by millions. It is much more than just butterflies in your stomach before going on stage or before an important event – it can be crippling and can cause severe impacts on one’s life, and you may need to be on anxiety medication to help […]

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September 11, 2018

Anxiety and Addiction

Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders Anxiety is a complex condition that affects millions of people all over the world. It is a broad term in itself and can look different on everybody. It is literally defined as: “a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.” […]

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August 24, 2018

Medically-Assisted Detox with an Onsite Addictionologist

What is Medicated-Assisted Detox? Medicated-Assisted Detox is the use of medications under supervision of an addictionologist 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 ensuring that this process […]

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June 18, 2017

Nine Questions to Ask When Choosing a Rehab

Nine Questions to Ask When Choosing a Rehab This year, the USA is on pace for 50,000+ overdose deaths as we saw in 2016 and 88,000 deaths from alcohol misuse. There is no indication that the Federal government will follow through on past initiatives to stem the opioid abuse epidemic. Plans to cut Medicaid and […]

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