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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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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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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The Psychoactive Drug Revolution: Developing New Treatments for Addiction and Other Disorders

The Psychoactive Drug Revolution: Developing New Treatments for Addiction and Other Disorders The resurgence of research into the therapeutic potential of psychoactive entheogenic substances is helping scientists develop new treatments for post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and addiction. Recent clinical examinations of psilocybin have indicated that it is helpful treating these […]

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In the Violence Among NFL Players Related to Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD?

In the Violence Among NFL Players Related to Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD? The NFL has been working with the Armed Forces to share information about concussion issues. Up to a fifth of those in the U.S. military who served in Iraq or Afghanistan have come home with a blast-related concussion, post-traumatic stress disorder or […]

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Struggling with Substance Abuse or Addiction during Pregnancy

Struggling with Substance Abuse or Addiction during Pregnancy Friends of mine who are mothers and addicts in recovery say that one of the most horrifying experiences of their lives was using during pregnancy. They knew what they were doing might hurt their unborn children, but they could not stop. Addicts are who and what they […]

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Safety of Alcohol vs Marijuana Consumption

Safety of Alcohol vs Marijuana Consumption The debate about whether marijuana is “safer” than other substances, such as alcohol, has growing public interest. President Obama publically stated that he is not convinced that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. This illustrates the recent shift toward the acceptance of marijuana legalization or decriminalization as public opinion […]

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Do You Really Know What MDMA IS

Do You Really Know What MDMA IS MDMA is potentially much more than just a popular drug on the party scene. When it initially hit the club scene, it was a pure drug, Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). It was also called “ecstasy” due to the ecstatic feeling it gives the user. However, as years have passed, particularly […]

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Overcoming Addiction through Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

Overcoming Addiction through Mindfulness and Psychotherapy It’s not just the drugs you take, but what you experience too that can rewire your brain, causing your brain to crave an experience in the same way it can be taught to crave a drug. These ‘non-substance’ addictions are called process disorders and they can be very difficult […]

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Medical Marijuana Helps Curb Pain, but at a Cost

Medical Marijuana Helps Curb Pain, but at a Cost Medical marijuana is available in 21 states and the District of Columbia. The results of medical marijuana use are mixed, with some important positive and negative outcomes that should be examined. New research published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, finds that deaths associated with the […]

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