May 7, 2019

What are the Different Drugs Used for Heroin and Opioid Detox?

Understanding Heroin and Opioid Detox When someone is struggling with addiction to heroin or opioids, it can be almost impossible to quit cold turkey. This is due to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, as well as intense drug cravings. When someone quits cold turkey, they will have to experience all these debilitating withdrawal symptoms and manage strong […]

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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) […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Painkiller, Substance Abuse, Synthetic
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 […]

Addiction, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Anxiety, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
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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September 30, 2014

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 […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Cocaine, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Heroin, Marijuana, Medical, Painkiller, Parenting, Smoking, Weed, Women
September 22, 2014

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 […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Marijuana, Medical, Painkiller, Smoking, Spice, Substance Abuse, Teenagers, Weed
September 17, 2014

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 […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, ADHD, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Children, Current Events, Depression, Drug Treatment, Exercise, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Marijuana, Medical, Meditation, Painkiller, Parenting, Relationships
September 8, 2014

September is Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, substance abuse prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. The national September observance of Recovery Month has evolved since its original conception in 1989. The purpose is to highlight individuals who have reclaimed […]

Abuse, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, ADHD, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Cocaine, Current Events, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Heroin, lsd, Marijuana, Medical, Meditation, Painkiller, Parenting, Substance Abuse
September 3, 2014

Avoiding Sleeping Pill Addiction

Avoiding Sleeping Pill Addiction Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up. Roughly, one-fifth of adults in the US experience insomnia, […]

Alcoholism, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Painkiller, Sleep, Substance Abuse
August 27, 2014

Ineffectiveness of Brief Intervention for Drug Use

Ineffectiveness of Brief Intervention for Drug Use There is little question that brief interventions, consisting of 1 or 2 sessions, for reducing drug use have little to no impact on using behavior. Two recent studies illustrate the futility of brief interventions in reducing illicit drug use or prescription drug misuse, known collectively as “problem drug […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Cocaine, Current Events, Depression, Drinking, Drug Treatment, Heroin, lsd, Marijuana, Mental Health, Methadone, Painkiller, Smoking, Substance Abuse, Synthetic, Weed