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Non-Violent Drug Offenders Might See Early Prison Release

Last Updated on July 21, 2016 by Inspire Malibu Almost four decades ago, the then governor of California signed into law a bill requiring prisons to make punishment and incapacitation, rather than rehabilitation, the primary goals of state penal facilities. As a result, the prison population went from around 20,000 people to 172,000 and the […]




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What Are Off-Label Prescription Drugs and Why Should I Care?

Last Updated on February 26, 2018 by Inspire Malibu Here’s an interesting fact that many people are likely unaware of; regardless of what illness the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves a medication for, physicians are free to prescribe that same drug for any other condition they deem medically appropriate. This practice, referred to as […]




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Opioid Abuse, the Spread of HIV and Big Pharma’s Fingerprints Everywhere

Last Updated on January 30, 2018 by Inspire Malibu In rural Southeastern Indiana, the city of Austin is home to a small community of 4,200 citizens. The quaint township has had an operating post office since 1854. Now, however, the city is home to one of the worst outbreaks of HIV in U.S. history. According […]




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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Is it Physical or Mental?

Last Updated on December 16, 2019 by Inspire Malibu Pushback against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as simply a psychological condition rather than a physical brain injury began about 10 years ago. The attachment to the emotional horrors made sense. But the idea that soldiers exposed to the rigors of combat were not sustaining unseen brain […]




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Treatment Instead of Arrest – The Angel Initiative in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Last Updated on July 21, 2016 by Inspire Malibu Resistance to change is a normal human impulse. Even in the worst of circumstances, the familiar is often more comfortable than trying to rework a bad situation. When meaningful change does occur, as it has in Gloucester, Massachusetts, a small fishing town just shy of 30,000 […]




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What is the Difference Between IOP and PHP Outpatient Programs?

Last Updated on April 13, 2020 by Inspire Malibu An estimated 24 million people suffer from addiction or dependency to drugs and alcohol in the United States. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that only 11 percent – 2.6 million – receive the treatment they need. The PHP medical abbreviation stands […]




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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT): An eBook by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Last Updated on April 22, 2020 by Inspire Malibu Experts in the field of addiction have, for years, known that Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the most effective method of treating individuals addicted to heroin and opioid painkillers. As the epidemic of opioid abuse continues to ravage cities across the country, lawmakers and the media […]




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Can Modafinil and Smart Drugs Offer Prescription Intelligence?

Last Updated on August 20, 2018 by Inspire Malibu Humans are always seeking shortcuts. Medieval alchemists spent much of their time attempting to transform lead, a relatively worthless metal, into priceless gold. In more contemporary times, some people try to gain a leg up at work or school with the use of pharmaceuticals. The intense […]




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