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Is Stimulant Use Disorder a National Frenzy?

Last Updated on June 12, 2017 by Inspire Malibu Is it time for a coffee break yet? Thanks in part to a designer coffee house on every block, America is the now largest consumer of stimulants, both legal and illegal, in the world. Our relationship with these drugs is a complicated one, too. Air Force […]




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42 Recovery Slogans Assembled Into a Word Collage

Last Updated on June 12, 2017 by Inspire Malibu “Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more,” wrote Confucius. Though the Chinese thinker and social philosopher wrote these words thousands of years ago, they’re still meaningful today. Short, striking, or memorable phrases are known as slogans, and we use them often […]




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Taking The Edge Off Panic Attacks

Last Updated on February 19, 2018 by Inspire Malibu Imagine your hands are sweaty and your heart is racing. You feel lightheaded, as if you’re going to pass out at any moment. There’s pain in your chest and it’s difficult to breathe, and all of this is happening while you’re sitting at your desk at […]




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Inhalant Abuse: 3 Health Risks Parents Should Know About Huffing

Last Updated on April 24, 2018 by Inspire Malibu More prevalent among teenagers, inhalants are a growing drug abuse problem. Products that readily found around the house such as paint, glue, aerosols and cleaning solvents all have mind-altering properties and therefore the potential for abuse. Also known as “huffing”, most inhalants can cause slurred speech, […]




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What Are SMART Goals for Recovery?

Last Updated on August 7, 2017 by Inspire Malibu Recovery from drugs and alcohol is a difficult challenge for anyone. It’s therefore a good practice for those learning to live a drug and alcohol free lifestyle to set goals for their recovery. Goals are important for staying on track, and measuring success, but it’s not […]




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What is The Science Behind Happiness?

Last Updated on January 30, 2018 by Inspire Malibu There’s a great line in the film, American Beauty, where Lester Burnham (played by Kevin Spacey) is talking about his daughter Jane (Thora Birch). He says, “Janey is a typical teenager – angry, insecure, confused. I wish I could tell her that will all pass. She […]




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Good Bye Break-Up Letter to Alcohol

Last Updated on May 9, 2016 by Inspire Malibu Dear Alcohol, This is a difficult letter to write, and I should have written it years ago. I’m as much to blame as you, and I’ve finally decided that we can’t go on like this any longer. You didn’t force yourself on me…I was just as […]




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5 Diagnostic Updates to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Last Updated on February 26, 2019 by Inspire Malibu Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. Studies have shown that 2 in every 50 adults have experienced bouts of OCD in their lifetime, and 33 percent of those people believe their disorder began in childhood. Left untreated […]




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