Inspire Malibu Blog

Don’t Look Back In Regret, Move Forward In Recovery

It’s almost impossible to find an adult of a certain age with no regrets. We all have them, be they small or large. One survey conducted on this subject reports that 90 percent of people say that they have at least one major regret. Studies show that most regrets stem from the things we didn’t […]




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Obsession or Addiction? America’s Culture of Dependency

A Google search for “Americans are obsessed with” turns up 12,900,000 results that include the following: Vitamins Pizza Guns IPA Beer Sex Anyone with the last name Kardashian (or Jenner) Boxed Water White Teeth and products that make the skin glow Fast Food and pop-up restaurants Eating Organic and anything that includes kale Smartphones, tablets, […]




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21 Signs You Might Have A Drinking Problem

Because addiction is complex, it’s not always clear for individuals with the condition, or for those around them, to know they’ve developed a drinking problem. In many cases, denial can keep a person from realizing their alcoholic tendencies even as it ruins their life and destroys their health. A study this year, funded by the […]




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How Does Exercise Benefit Recovery?

The physical toll that addiction takes on the mind and body can be severe, and left untreated, chemical dependency destroys lives and, in many cases, winds up being fatal. According to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the abuse of alcohol and illicit drugs is a factor in more than a 100,000 deaths in the […]




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7 Meditation Apps For Stress Relief and Peace of Mind

Even though technology is supposed to make our lives easier, for some it does the exact opposite. Let’s face it, when was the last time you turned the cell-phone off completely? Maybe we put it in “silent mode,” but we’re still alerted each time an email arrives or there’s a call or a text. Some […]




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Is Your Phone Addiction Creating Problems in Your Life?

In a perfect world, technology is supposed to make life easier. Yet most of us have experienced the extreme stress of a computer crashing, no cell service when you need the phone, or having our favorite television show, that we’re streaming of course, interrupted by a poor Wi-Fi signal. Add social media, texts, emails, selfies, […]




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Smokeless Tobacco Strikes Out in Major League Baseball

We all know the health hazards of tobacco, but most of us think about smoking and cigarettes when we hear the words “tobacco” or “nicotine.” Now, smokeless, or chewing tobacco is getting its time in the media and it’s hitting America’s favorite pastime – baseball. Tobacco in any form is dangerous, and many speculate it […]




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What To Do During a Heroin Overdose – Part II

Even people with years of recovery still cope with the triggers and cravings brought on by addiction. So it’s not uncommon for those struggling with dependency to relapse after periods of sobriety. Some addiction experts suggest this is to be expected, but it can be dangerous, if not deadly, where opioid and heroin overdose is […]




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Consequences of an Opioid Overdose – Part I

Nobody ever wants to discuss the consequences of an opioid overdose, but the fact remains, people that are addicted to opioids and opiates may one day face a situation where they take too much, or buy something on the street that is stronger than they expected, and the drug takes over. And knowing that relapse […]




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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, September 26th, 2015

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been hosting the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day each year since 2010. Nearly 44 people die every day in the U.S. due to prescription opioid overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). National prescription drug take-back days have allowed the DEA and its partners to […]




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