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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – Babies Born Addicted to Drugs

Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by Inspire Malibu One of the most difficult burdens a person coping with addiction faces is the guilt and shame felt from hurting those they love the most. The emotional sting is particularly heartbreaking though, when a baby is born addicted to drugs and immediately begins the painful process […]




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Do Opioid Abuse Deterrent Drugs Like Opana Really Work?

Last Updated on February 26, 2017 by Inspire Malibu The epidemic of fatal overdoses linked to prescription opioid painkillers has healthcare officials and drug makers scrambling to find a solution. In 2014 alone, 47,055 people died from accidental overdoses. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in more than half of those […]




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5 Benefits of Quitting Sugar When Swapping Addiction For a Sweet Tooth

Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by Inspire Malibu When a person with an addiction to drugs or alcohol enters treatment, the last thing on their mind is their diet. The focus, as it should be, is on recovering from the mental and physical damage that substance abuse causes. As anyone with substantial time in […]




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Prescription Opioid Painkiller Restrictions Coming at the State Level

Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by Inspire Malibu Frustrated with big pharmaceutical companies ability to block or slow down federal initiatives regarding opioid painkillers, several states are considering their own regulations. States, like Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine, have compelling reasons for wanting to pass these regulations. Rates of fatal drug overdoses have been on […]




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Thinking About Giving Up Alcohol? Here’s What to Expect

Last Updated on April 22, 2019 by Inspire Malibu A certain percentage of people that consume alcohol on a regular basis never develop alcoholism. This is sometimes a frustrating fact for individuals in recovery from substance abuse and addiction. However, just because a person can drink alcohol without getting addicted does not mean it’s a […]




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911 Good Samaritan Laws – Because Saving A Life Shouldn’t Get You Arrested

Last Updated on August 7, 2018 by Inspire Malibu Here’s an interesting fact; addiction is a bipartisan disease. It can and does affect people of all races, ages, genders, religions and, yes, political perspectives. For decades, though, the United States War on drugs has politicized substance abuse and enforced policies that some experts argue have […]




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National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week

Last Updated on October 15, 2020 by Inspire Malibu March 21 to 27, 2021 It’s important to keep in mind that even run-of-the-mill household items can be used as mind altering drugs. Inhalant substances such as aerosols, paint, glue and solvents – products squirreled away in closets, under sinks and in most American garages are […]




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Big Pharma and the Opioid Addiction Gold Mine

Last Updated on April 28, 2016 by Inspire Malibu There’s hardly a better way for a company to get eyes on its product than buying advertising time during the Super Bowl. The commercials themselves have become an event with morning news shows and social media platforms listing which spots were the funniest or most original. […]




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9 Films About Alcoholism

Last Updated on May 28, 2019 by Inspire Malibu Alcoholism has the capacity to destroy a person’s personal and professional life. An estimated 16.6 million adults in this country have alcohol use disorder, reports the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Less than 8 percent of that population will receive treatment for the […]




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