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
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 […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates, Painkiller, Substance Abuse
May 1, 2019

Can I Detox From Methadone?

What is Detox from Methadone Like? Methadone is a long-acting opioid medication. It was originally designed to help people in treatment struggling with addiction to opioids, such as heroin. It is used to slowly wean people off of heroin and opioids so that they do not experience sudden and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. However, methadone in […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates
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 […]

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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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April 12, 2013

Buprenorphine and Treating Prescription Drug Abuse

The battle to end the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States is now more complicated than ever. The Wall Street Journal reported last week on new findings that show how prescriptions such as buprenorphine, meant to help with addiction, are now also being abused by many addicts who take them. One pharmaceutical company […]

Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, 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, […]

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