January 14, 2019

Why Malibu is a Perfect Place for Rehab

Start Your New Life in Malibu Living with addiction is a dark, scary and lonely place. Relationships are damaged, families are torn apart, living situations aren’t ideal and overall health and self-esteem are extremely poor. Making the decision to turn your life around is a big one, and while it can be scary, it is […]

Alcohol Rehab Information, Drug Rehab Information, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Meditation
August 14, 2018

Holistic therapy and how they help fight addiction

What is holistic therapy? Holistic therapy is defined as non-medicinal recovery methods. At Cliffside, we use holistic therapy to complement traditional treatment practices. Holistic therapy aims to bring the mind, body and spirit into alignment. It focuses on the patient’s overall well-being while also treating physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal. They can be very […]

Acupuncture, Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcohol Rehab Information, Alcoholism, Complementary Therapies, Drinking, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Eating Disorders, Exercise, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Mental Health, Sober Living and Aftercare, Spirituality
February 6, 2017

State Autonomy or Federal Negligence? Medicaid Cuts in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction

State Autonomy or Federal Negligence? Medicaid Cuts in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction State and federal governments pay deeply for addiction. One study conducted by researchers at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that the opioid addiction crisis has cost the United States more than $78 billion. The cost is staggering. As […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Mental Health
January 9, 2015

Can Meditation Change Your Gene Expression?

Can Meditation Change Your Gene Expression? The benefits of mindfulness meditation seem to be never-ending; it decreases stress and helps you focus. It can even rewire your mental circuitry. But it’s not just your synapses that see the benefits. As it turns out, meditating may change the ways in which your genes express themselves. Mindfulness […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
July 7, 2014

Meditation Increases Brain Activity

Meditation Increases Brain Activity Meditation has been practiced for ages, but until now, little research has focused on the benefits of different kinds of techniques. Recently, a new study was published discussing how different forms of meditation affect the brain. All forms of meditation can be divided into two groups, concentrative meditation and non-directive meditation. […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Behavioral Addictions, Current Events, Depression, Depression Treatment, Drug Treatment, Eating Disorders, Marijuana, Meditation, Sleep, Substance Abuse, Uncategorized
February 19, 2014

Did Yoga Give the Seahawks an Edge Over the Broncos?

Just picture the newest Super Bowl Champions, the Seattle Seahawks, all quietly practicing yoga together as part of their required daily workout schedule. Perhaps it was the yoga. Maybe it was the morning meditation classes that were recently introduced to the NFL team from Washington. Could these have given them an edge over their opponents? […]

Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Holistic Treatment Protocols, Spirituality
February 26, 2013

To Increase Productivity, Do Less

Creating a healthy lifestyle is essential to maintaining sobriety and part of healthy living is learning to effectively manage stress. Addicts tend to suffer from anxiety and can feel constant overwhelming stress. There is a tendency to overwork as they try to keep their mind off using in the months after treatment. Even while abusing […]

Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Drug Treatment, Mental Health
January 30, 2013

Busy Hands Relieve Anxiety

Many times, when addicts are anxious, I encourage them to do something constructive with their hands. This may be knitting, needlepoint, doodling, drawing – literally anything that will keep their hands busy. Busy hands relieve anxiety and create a quiet mind. When I was early in my recovery, I had a terrible time sitting still. […]