April 18, 2019

Does Clonidine Work Managing Withdrawal Symptoms?

What is Clonidine? Originally developed as a nasal decongestant, Clonidine has been found to work very well for patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms from opiates. According to the JamaNetwork, Clonidine produces a rapid and statistically significant decrease in opiate withdrawal signs and symptoms. Clonidine administration for 14 days enabled all patients to be successfully detoxified from […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Substance Abuse
February 8, 2019

How Important is Compassion in the Healing Process?

The Role Compassion Plays in Addiction Recovery There’s a lot that goes on when someone enters treatment for addiction. Not only have they made one of the biggest decisions of their lives, but it likely came from a place of hitting rock bottom. Getting to a place where you have realized that you can no […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Drinking, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Relationships, Sober Living and Aftercare, Substance Abuse
October 29, 2018

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 […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Stories, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Drinking, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Medical, Substance Abuse
August 24, 2018

What Makes Cliffside Better

Our Approach Cliffside Malibu is a world class luxury drug and alcohol treatment center. We want you to recover for good, and we do that with seven major factors. 1. We Stand By Our Commitment To Your Success. Our main goal is: We only want you to come to treatment once. 2. We Recognize The […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcohol Rehab Information, Complementary Therapies, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Sober Living and Aftercare, Spirituality, 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 […]

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 19, 2013

College Students’ Adderall Abuse Trends on Twitter During Finals

In a 6-month study led by health science professor Carl Hanson of Brigham Young University, enough tweets about Adderall contained GPS location data to help researchers to group them into geographical clusters. Guess where most of them were located…. They were clustered around universities with a student population of 10,000 or more. Surprise! Okay, maybe […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Teenagers
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
February 22, 2013

Bipolar Disorder in Teens Strongly Linked to Substance Abuse

We’ve long known that substance abuse is closely linked with certain psychological disorders. Co-occurring disorders complicate recovery for a large percentage of addicts nationwide. For this reason (among others), parents of teens who struggle with mental health issues have to keep a close eye on the warning signs for potential drug and alcohol addiction. In […]

Addiction Recovery, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Teenagers