September 18, 2013

Lifestyle Changes to Help with Depression: Part 2 of 3

This is the second part of a 3-part series of blog posts on depression. This post looks at lifestyle changes that can help ease depression symptoms. Many of these changes are put into practice at Cliffside Malibu in our depression treatment center. Exercise. You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to get regular exercise […]

Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Mental Health
September 16, 2013

Treatment Tips for Depression: Part 1 of 3

Depression feels awful. It feels like a black hole that you cannot get out of. Options seem limited and all the great stuff you used to do just don’t interest you anymore. It can be almost impossible to rouse yourself enough even to find someone to talk to about it. But there is hope. Depression […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Mental Health
September 11, 2013

Exercise Reorganizes the Brain

The research on exercise does not at first glance make sense. Because of the way exercise affects the brain, it should cause anxiety, not reduce it. Yet, we all know that regular exercise reduces anxiety and stress response. This is also why Cliffside Malibu Drug Treatment Center incorporates exercise into it’s treatment program. Researchers have […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Current Events, Drug Treatment
September 2, 2013

Bullying Can Have Life-Long Effects

Bullying Makes Victims More Likely to Smoke, Become Ill, and Develop Psychiatric Disorders as Adults “A part of growing up” or “a rite of passage,” bullying used to be dismissed as just something that we all go through and laughed about later as adults. But in recent times bullying has ratcheted up a notch, with […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Parenting, Smoking, Teenagers
August 5, 2013

Quality of CPR May Be the Difference Between Life And Death

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is a technique performed in the event that someone stops breathing and their heart stops beating. This might be caused by a heart attack, choking, drowning or another emergency. CPR involves a series of chest compressions and rescue breaths. This keeps the lungs from collapsing and maintains circulation to the brain […]

Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Current Events, Drug Treatment
July 1, 2013

Massage: It’s Real Medicine

Massage can ease insomnia, boost immunity, prevent PMS and more. It’s so effective with healing and pain that many hospitals are offering massage as part of their standard therapy. “All of our surgery patients are offered the treatment — I call it ‘service with a smile’ — and it’s a mandatory weekly prescription I give […]

Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Complementary Therapies, Depression Treatment, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Mental Health
June 28, 2013

Steps for More, and Better, Sleep

Over 70 million Americans sleep poorly or not enough. The causes can be self-inflicted (staying up late to finish a good book or study for finals) or unavoidable (caring for a newborn or sick children, noisy neighbors). But chronic deprivation can lead to reduced alertness, increased mistakes at work/decreased productivity and can be the cause […]

Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Complementary Therapies, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Mental Health
June 5, 2013

22 Things Happy People Do Differently

Being happy or unhappy is a matter of choice. How do you choose? Below are 22 things that happy people do. Don’t hold a grudge. Forgive and forget. Holding a grudge only hurts you. Treat everyone with kindness. This is scientifically proven to help people be happy. Plus it builds positive relationships. See problems as […]

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