June 14, 2019

Why is it So Hard to Get Help for My Addiction?

Reasons It Is Hard to Get Help for My Addiction Breaking free from the prison that addiction holds you in is very difficult. It can often be a long, bumpy road to recovery because long-lasting sobriety takes a lot of effort. It can make many people stop to wonder: Why is it so hard to […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Stories, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Drug Treatment, Substance Abuse
April 17, 2019

What is Detoxing From Alcohol Like, and How We Can Help Make It Comfortable

Detoxing from Alcohol Detoxing from alcohol can look very different to many different people. The way you may feel when you detox from alcohol depends on the severity of your addiction and how long you have been addicted to alcohol for. If someone has had a few too many drinks at a celebration, chances are, […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Drinking, 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 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 […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Drinking, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Medical, Methadone, Painkiller, Sober Living and Aftercare
June 17, 2013

Most Criminals Are Drug Abusers, Lack Drug Treatment

In five major US cities, 60% of men arrested have used at least one illegal drug. Following the Obama administration’s policy of arrest over drug treatment, fewer than 15% have any sort of help overcoming their addictions.  Drug treatment may be especially necessary in this population. Researchers collected data from 1,736 men arrested in Atlanta, […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Current Events, Drug Treatment
May 20, 2013

Doctors with Patients Fighting Alcoholism Should Try AA Themselves

The Partnership at Drugfree.org recently issued a news release with their recommendation that physicians treating patients with alcohol disorders or alcoholism attend Alcoholics Anonymous or other support group meetings prior to counseling their patients to do so. “Any doctor treating addicted people should go to at least a few AA meetings, so they can discuss […]

Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, Drug Treatment
April 11, 2013

Auricular Acupuncture Protocol Eases Withdrawal Symptoms

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) auricular protocol has been proven to ease withdrawal symptoms during alcohol and drug detox. At five specific points on the outer ear, acupuncturists trained in the NADA protocol insert fine, one-time use, sterilized stainless steel needles just under the skin.  Remaining in the ear for up to an hour, […]

Addiction Recovery, Complementary Therapies, Drug Treatment, Holistic Treatment Protocols