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Golden Nuggets and a Kiwi – How Addiction Affects the Brain

Last Updated on August 18, 2020 by Inspire Malibu Have you seen the short film “Nuggets,” about the kiwi that stumbles upon some golden nuggets? It’s been making the rounds on the internet and social media for some time now. If you haven’t already seen it, take a moment to watch it. This 5 minute […]




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The Science of Food Addiction and Recovery

Last Updated on April 22, 2020 by Inspire Malibu There it is, a slice of hot, cheesy pizza lying on a grease-stained paper plate, waiting to be devoured. One piece, it can’t be that bad for you, right? Look long and hard at it. Now, think twice before taking a bite. This is where the […]




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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program & Doctor Shopping

Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by Inspire Malibu Overdosing on prescription painkillers is a leading cause of death in the United States. A nationwide study of hospital data revealed that opioid painkillers at least in part, caused 68 percent of overdoses treated in the emergency room. In light of this growing epidemic, every single […]




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World Bipolar Day – Erasing the Social Stigma

Last Updated on February 9, 2020 by Inspire Malibu In an effort to bring more awareness, education and social acceptance to not just the disease, but also those suffering from Bipolar Disorder, a trio of advocacy groups established March 30th as World Bipolar Day. The organizers of World Bipolar Day chose the birthday of the […]




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Exercise, Endorphins and Addiction Recovery

Last Updated on April 22, 2020 by Inspire Malibu The next time you head out for a leisurely walk, a run or maybe a quick dip in the pool, tell the nearest person you’ll be back after engaging your endogenous opioid inhibitory neuropeptides. Once their eyes glass over with confusion, you can explain that you’re […]




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Vitamin B1 May Ward Off Alcoholic Brain Disease

Last Updated on May 21, 2018 by Inspire Malibu Vitamin B1 is an essential B Complex vitamin that helps the body convert sugar into energy. Also know as Thiamine, it is an important ingredient for a healthy nervous system and proper brain functioning.     Thiamine can be found in pork, grain cereals, flour, rice […]




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A Famous Father Hits Back After a Cyber-Bullying Attack on His Daughter

Last Updated on April 22, 2020 by Inspire Malibu “If you don’t have anything nice to say, say it on the Internet,” tweeted Mike Birbiglia, a well-known standup comic and author. In less than a 140 characters, truer words could not have been tweeted.     Cyber-bullying, sometimes called “trolling,” is the dark art of […]




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Marijuana Goes Mainstream – ‘High Maintenance’ on Vimeo

Last Updated on May 21, 2018 by Inspire Malibu At this point, virtually everyone of a certain age is aware that marijuana is more mainstream than before. Twenty-three states, including the District of Columbia, have legalized medicinal marijuana. Out in front of the country are Colorado, Alaska and Oregon, the states in which recreational marijuana […]




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We Were Wrong About Smoking – It’s Worse Than We Thought

Last Updated on May 21, 2018 by Inspire Malibu Take a grim statistic, such as a half million deaths a year are caused by cigarette smoking. Now add a new study on the effects of this highly addictive habit, and increase that number by an additional 60,000 unnecessary fatalities. These are the latest findings from […]




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