July 27, 2016

On the Fast Track: Three Ways Stimulants Negatively Change Your Life

On the Fast Track: Three Ways Stimulants Negatively Change Your Life It’s easy to see the relationship between drug abuse and deteriorating physical health. It’s not a total surprise when an alcoholic experiences liver failure or a meth addict’s teeth fall out; these drugs are known to damage the body if routinely used to excess. […]

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January 13, 2015

The Neurological Differences in Men and Women Smokers

The Neurological Differences in Men and Women Smokers Yale researchers have pinpointed a different brain response between male and female smokers by analyzing dynamic brain scans. This study marks the first time that PET (positron emission tomography) scans were used to create “movies” of how smoking affects dopamine, the neurotransmitter that triggers feelings of pleasure […]

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October 15, 2014

Understanding the Relationship between Depression and Exercise

Understanding the Relationship between Depression and Exercise The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that globally, more than 350 million people of all ages are affected by depression. Suicide results in an estimated 1 million deaths every year. Depression is a serious mental illness in every nation. Depression is different from usual mood fluctuations and short-lived […]

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May 21, 2014

New Studies Indicate Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug

New Studies Indicate Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug New studies show that marijuana legalization has not enticed more teens to smoke pot or led to harder drug experimentation. One argument against legalization of marijuana has been concern over whether it would cause many teenagers and young adults to become pot smokers and be a […]

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February 26, 2014

The Real Cost of Cigarette Smoking

One of our concerns at Cliffside Malibu is helping young people make good decisions about their health. Many of us who have suffered from addiction began making poor choices for ourselves when we were children, far too young to understand the consequences of our actions or the long-term impact addiction would have on us. Smoking […]

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July 19, 2013

US Adult Smoking Rate Drops to 18 Percent: Are Graphic Anti-Smoking Campaigns Getting Results?

Bill’s story tells about his diabetes, amputated leg, one blind eye and kidney failure that are all attributed to his smoking addiction that started when he was 15 years old. “It was a stupid thing I wish I could take back,” Bill says in his video and blurb. The video, archived on the website for […]

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May 10, 2013

Drug Abuse Rates Soar in the Baby Boomer Population

If you are between the ages of 50-54, you have probably seen the number of your friends and acquaintances using illicit drugs double in the last few years. If you are ages 55-59, you have seen them triple. The problem used to be mostly alcohol, but prescription drug abuse is a greater and ever growing […]

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February 15, 2013

Quitting Smoking: A Journey No Less Daunting

Science-based treatment may be the key to successfully quitting smoking A January 23rd article in Scienceline, an online health magazine published by New York University, provides a list of science backed tips to help people who are interested in quitting smoking. The article reminds us that smoking is an addiction like any other. Of course […]

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