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Compassionate Policing: Mental Health and Law Enforcement Collaboration

Last Updated on October 9, 2017 by Inspire Malibu Just as Memorial Day is a time to honor those who died during military service, the month of May also marks Mental Health Month, a public awareness campaign started in 1949. As both observances wind down, law enforcement agencies across the country continue to train first […]


JOMO Creates More Happiness Than FOMO

Last Updated on April 13, 2020 by Inspire Malibu Are you a prisoner of FOMO? You’re not alone. We’ve all been a hostage of the Fear of Missing Out. Whether it’s the fear of missing a party, a text, or the latest status update on social media, FOMO is a very real problem in today’s […]


A Personal Pharmacy? 5 Feel Good Chemicals Everyone’s Brain Produces

Last Updated on December 16, 2019 by Inspire Malibu The human brain doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. It is, in every way, the body’s master. Not only does it control all of our bodily functions, such as breathing, blood pressure and physical movement, it allows for memory, communication with others and the vast […]


The Opioid Epidemic – Big Pharma and Addiction Driven Profits

Last Updated on August 18, 2020 by Inspire Malibu As the patent on MS Contin, a morphine pill for cancer patients, moved toward expiration in the late 1980s, its maker, Purdue Pharma, began development on OxyContin. Fast forward a few years and $35 billion later and the opioid medication topped the charts as the country’s […]


Are Probuphine (Buprenorphine) Implants a Solution to Opioid Addiction?

Last Updated on October 29, 2019 by Inspire Malibu Probuphine Implants in the upper arm that release buprenorphine, a drug that counteracts opioid withdrawals and cravings, have proven effective in treating addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers. Probuphine is steadily making its way through clinical trials, as well as the approval process of the U.S. […]


Safe Space in Boston Embraces Harm Reduction for Opioid Addiction

Last Updated on December 16, 2019 by Inspire Malibu Amid the always-raucous debate about illegal drug policy in the United States, most everyone agrees on at least one thing: our nation’s war on drugs, which began in the 1960s, is a failure. Overdose deaths are at all time highs. Millions of non-violent drug offenders fill […]


Opioid Users Misuse Imodium For Withdrawal or to Get High

Last Updated on July 21, 2016 by Inspire Malibu Tragedies due to the widespread abuse of heroin and opioid painkillers have sadly become commonplace in the United States. A Kaiser Family Foundation survey published in April reports that one in five Americans say they have a family member who has been addicted to prescription painkillers. […]


Embracing The Perfect Imperfections of Wabi-Sabi

Last Updated on December 16, 2019 by Inspire Malibu Upon suggesting that everyone needs more wabi-sabi in their lives, some people might imagine steaming hot noodles served up at a restaurant of the same name. In truth, the ancient Japanese principle of Wabi-Sabi represents an approach to life that embraces beauty in imperfection, impermanence and […]


Overdose Reversal Drug Naloxone (Narcan) Surges in Price

Last Updated on February 26, 2017 by Inspire Malibu The epidemic of overdose deaths related to prescription painkillers and heroin in the United States is now routinely in the news. Public awareness of the issue has reached an all time high. While the White House announces initiatives to combat the problem, Saturday Night Live makes […]