Inspire Malibu Blog

W-18 is the Most Dangerous Drug You’ve Never Heard About

The epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction, which has led to some of the highest accidental death rates in two decades, has just been struck another blow. In August 2015, law enforcement in Calgary, Canada served a search warrant and seized 110 pills. After analysis, officials at Health Canada stated that the drugs contained W-18, […]




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What Happens if Marijuana is Removed From Schedule I Classification?

Marijuana has always made the news, but these days the headlines are much different than a decade ago. Across the United States, efforts to reform or repeal what advocates see as antiquated pot laws are gaining momentum. There are five states, including the District of Columbia, that allow the sale and/or use of recreational marijuana […]




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Drug Overdose Deaths in U.S. Reach Record Numbers and Are Not Slowing

Addiction to prescription painkillers is believed to be the reason for death rates that rival the AIDS epidemic of more than 20 years ago. Fatal overdoses have risen in almost every county in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the trend is showing no signs of slowing. […]




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Defining Recovery: SAMHSA’s 10 Guiding Principles of Recovery

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Founded by Congress in 1992, SAMHSA’s mission is to make research, services and information more accessible to healthcare providers, as well as the general public, in the areas of substance use and abuse and […]




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Should the Purchase Age of Cigarettes and Tobacco Be Raised to 21?

Just like alcohol, heroin and cocaine, nicotine is a drug that leads to addiction. In the brain, it increases levels of the dopamine, a neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of pleasure and reward that often develop into cravings. Research has shown that 95 percent of adult cigarette smokers began smoking during adolescence or their teenage years. […]




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Is There a Connection Between Depression, Anxiety and Sleep?

Being unable to sleep after a long and exhausting day periodically happens to everyone. Even though our body craves rest, we’re unable to turn off the circus in our head and a good night’s snooze becomes impossible. Experts have long known that depression, anxiety and stress cause sleep troubles, but what many people don’t realize […]




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Shatter: A Little Dab Might Do You In

Of all the ongoing medicinal and recreational marijuana debates in the country, whether or not pot is addictive ranks near the top of the list. Proponents of marijuana use continue to claim that it’s safe despite higher potency products and more efficient delivery systems, which create more intense highs. Shatter, a smooth, glassy marijuana concentrate […]




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What is the Difference Between Molly (MDMA) & Sally (MDA)?

In December 2015, the body of Scott Weiland, former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, among the most successful rock bands of the 1990s, was found dead on a tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota. Weiland struggled with addiction for decades. His death has been ruled an accidental overdose from a combination of drugs, including methylenedioxyemphetamine […]




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8 Ways to Keep Improving Your Life In Recovery

For many people struggling with substance abuse and addiction issues, one of the hardest things to do is ask for help. Feelings of guilt and shame associated with alcohol and drug dependency are difficult to overcome, but the good news is that most people see a dramatic improvement when they get treatment. Often the next […]




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Teen Skittles Parties Aren’t What You Might Expect

Since the beginning of the modern era, teenagers have been exposed to things that didn’t exist when their parents were younger. Whether it be certain types of music, technology or any number of pop culture trends, teens are more likely to experiment than their elders. That’s the natural course of life. Unfortunately, experimenting can sometimes […]




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