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Fentanyl and Heroin Mixture – Super-Charged Danger

Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by Inspire Malibu For the past several years, government agencies and healthcare professionals have reported that heroin use is on the rise. Statistics show that since 2007, the increase has been driven mainly by adults between the ages of 18 and 25. The problem doesn’t appear to be improving […]




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Is ADHD Medication Recreational or Functional?

Last Updated on May 7, 2018 by Inspire Malibu The past two decades have been full of debate about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mostly centered on children. The arguments range from an over diagnosis of the condition to the proper approach for treatment. Recently, however, a new discussion is gaining momentum. Mounting evidence shows […]




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Straight Up “Reality Parties” For Parents of Teenagers

Last Updated on October 15, 2018 by Inspire Malibu In Southern California, as in other states across the country, there’s a teenage house party underway, complete with drinking games, empty bottles of booze and loud music. The big difference with this party, though, is that it’s simulated. “Reality Parties” are a new trend that gives […]




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Flakka – The Latest in Life Threatening Designer Drugs

Last Updated on January 22, 2019 by Inspire Malibu As evidenced by the flood of designer drugs to hit the black market in the past decade, wherever there’s a will, there’s also apparently a rogue chemist somewhere hard at work. Synthetic drugs used for recreational purposes are not a new phenomena. Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), […]




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Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Could End War On Drugs

Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by Inspire Malibu The majority of the population outside of Seattle, Washington would likely associate the city with its penchant for that steamy morning pick-me-up, coffee. Seattle, though, will soon be famous for something else entirely. Beginning in 2011, it launched the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program, the […]




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Alcohol Awareness Month – Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction

Last Updated on February 9, 2020 by Inspire Malibu Alcohol is the most widely abused addictive drug, not only in the United States, but also across the entire globe. So for the past 28 years, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has designated April as Alcohol Awareness Month. Each year the campaign […]




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You Want To Conquer Your Addiction, You Just Don’t Know It Yet

Last Updated on December 22, 2016 by Inspire Malibu We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. ~Galileo For many people addicted to drugs or alcohol, treating the causes and symptoms of the addiction will prove to be unsuccessful unless they are a willing participant in their recovery. The […]




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Redefining Rehab: New FDA Guidelines For Drugs That Treat Alcoholism

Last Updated on October 4, 2017 by Inspire Malibu The winds of change have pushed the treatment of alcoholism a few steps forward. Last month the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled that drugs used in the treatment of alcohol use disorder can be approved if they’re shown to reduce a patient’s drinking rather than […]




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5 Reasons Sleep is Vital For A Healthy Recovery

Last Updated on December 4, 2018 by Inspire Malibu Whoever said, “Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep,” got it right in more ways than one. Take a good look around the office, classroom, or even a quick glance at the driver in a passing car and it’s obvious that most of […]




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