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8 Disorders and 3 Activities that Equine Therapy Benefits

Last Updated on August 7, 2017 by Inspire Malibu “I discovered that the horse is life itself, a metaphor but also an example of life’s mystery and unpredictability, of life’s generosity and beauty, a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation,” wrote Jane Smiley, an American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner. Her words capture […]




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Trauma and Stress: A New DSM-5 Chapter for PostTraumatic Stress Disorder

Last Updated on August 7, 2017 by Inspire Malibu Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), previously in the DSM-IV’s Anxiety Disorders chapter, has been moved to an entirely new chapter called Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders. The changes for PTSD don’t stop there either. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) publishes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of […]




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Palcohol – 4 Reasons Powdered Alcohol Is A Bad Idea

Last Updated on December 16, 2019 by Inspire Malibu UPDATE: As reported by CBS News on March 11, 2015, “On Wednesday, bureau spokesman Tom Hogue told The Associated Press the issues were resolved and that four varieties of Palcohol were approved. But Hogue noted that states can also regulate alcohol sales in their borders.” Below […]




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Al-Anon and Alateen – Support for Families of Addiction

Last Updated on April 22, 2020 by Inspire Malibu The chaos of addiction isn’t limited only to addicts and alcoholics. It extends outward to a person’s family and friends, who suffer right alongside their addicted loved one. While addiction is a disease, it’s a unique medical condition that can tear families apart, and often permanently […]




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Science and Statistics of Mental Illness

Last Updated on October 4, 2017 by Inspire Malibu With 50 million Americans suffering from some form of mental illness or disorder, it’s no wonder scientists and psychologists have spent so much time trying to better understand what causes many of these disorders. Fortunately, the science behind illness, especially brain disorders, has made treatment and […]




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6 Tips for Overcoming Addiction Triggers and Cravings

Last Updated on February 10, 2019 by Inspire Malibu One of the most difficult parts of recovering from drug abuse, alcoholism or a combination of both comes after treatment. Leaving a treatment facility and returning to regular family life, social situations and work can routinely set newly recovering people back. This isn’t surprising and is […]




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Are You Sure You Have a Sex Addiction?

Last Updated on December 18, 2017 by Inspire Malibu There’s a laundry list of celebrities, like Tiger Woods, Michael Douglas and Kanye West to name a few, that have claimed an addiction to sex in the past several years. This put sex addiction, which is defined as sexual thoughts, urges, or behaviors that appear extreme […]




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Why is Teenage Drug Use Such a Big Deal?

Last Updated on October 30, 2017 by Inspire Malibu Teens in the 60s did a lot of drugs and they turned out okay, right? Well…maybe some of them would have turned out better without the drugs. Saying that the human brain is a complex system is an understatement. Four weeks after conception, the brain is […]




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