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4 Ways to Treat Depression Without Drugs

Last Updated on February 26, 2019 by Inspire Malibu Less than a hundred years ago, treatment for depression might have simply been a doctor suggesting that the patient, “Keep their chin up” or “develop a stiff upper lip.” Today, however, patients with severe depression could receive any number of prescribed medications with hopes of relieving […]




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The “Crystal” Menace: Methamphetamine and Addiction

Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by Inspire Malibu Everyone of a certain age has heard about Methamphetamines. This incredibly addictive central nervous stimulant has even been the subject of the hit television show, “Breaking Bad,” which aired for 6 seasons, from 2008 to 2013. Often going by names like “crystal meth,” “ice,” and “glass,” […]




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A Brief Guide to Drug Scheduling in the United States

Last Updated on September 4, 2018 by Inspire Malibu From Dr. McMunn’s Elixir of Opium, sold in the 1830s, to the state of Colorado legalizing the sale and use of recreational marijuana, the U.S. has a long history of government drug regulation. Current federal law defines 5 separate categories or “schedules” for drugs. Substances are […]




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51 Random Acts of Kindness and Why They Matter

Last Updated on July 31, 2017 by Inspire Malibu Neurologists have long known that when we feel physical pain, a part of our brain lights up. A study at the University of California Berkeley has also shown that the brain responds in a similar manner when we witness someone else experience pain. According to researchers, […]




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The Dangers of Abusing Ketamine – Falling Into the K-Hole

Last Updated on September 4, 2019 by Inspire Malibu If your first thought is about a bowl of cereal after hearing the phrase “Special K,” you’re likely not a college or high school aged party animal. Slang for the drug Ketamine, “Special K” is classified as a fast-acting, but short-lasting, dissociative anesthetic that produces an […]




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The Use and Abuse of Benzodiazepines, aka Benzos

Last Updated on February 26, 2018 by Inspire Malibu The psychoactive class of drugs known as Benzodiazepines was discovered by a Polish-American chemist in 1955. As an anti-anxiety drug, Benzos, as they’re often referred to, have a wide range of medical applications. These highly addictive drugs are, in fact, so effective that by 1977 they […]




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Calming The Mind: Famous People With Anxiety Disorders

Last Updated on August 18, 2020 by Inspire Malibu Having the right amount of anxiety is an important part of being a healthy adult. Anxiety sometimes warns us that we need to take action, prepare for an event, or in different circumstances, it keeps us out of harm’s way. It is so prevalent it affects […]




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7 Well-Known People With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Last Updated on February 26, 2019 by Inspire Malibu The National Center For Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, an arm of the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), has designated the month of June as PTSD Awareness Month. By bringing attention to this mental illness, the VA hopes to reduce the stigma associated with it and educate […]




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