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March Is Self-Injury Awareness Month

Last Updated on March 13, 2020 by Inspire Malibu Self-injury or self-harm is a response to severe emotional distress. Intentional, non-suicidal injuries are a way for a person to mirror psychological pain with physical pain. In some cases, the physical injury has a temporary calming effect and, in others, a self-inflicted wound is a means […]




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Criminalizing Drug Overdoses For Inducing Panic? Really?

Nestled between Columbus and Cincinnati, Washington Court House, Ohio, a town with little more than 14,000 residents at last count, is now charging drug overdose survivors with “inducing panic.” The misdemeanor, which can result in a $1,000 fine and up to 180 days in jail, is levied immediately after first responders save a victim’s life, […]




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Mental Health and Addiction Coverage in Danger of Repeal and Replace

Last Updated on December 16, 2019 by Inspire Malibu Change is never easy, but it’s even more complex when there’s a seismic shift in ideology and policy put forth by the federal government. Under the new administration, Republicans are pushing the American Healthcare Act in an effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act […]




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E-Cigarette Dripping Causes Toxic Emissions for Teenagers

Last Updated on December 16, 2019 by Inspire Malibu The sale of cigarettes is in a steady decline. However, that doesn’t mean teenagers and adults aren’t getting their nicotine fix. E-cigarettes, which use battery heated coils to turn liquid into vapor, are an $8 billion market, reports Bloomberg, and almost half of worldwide sales – […]




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Original Joe’s Restaurant Goes Viral For Sober Responsibility Against DUIs

Last Updated on January 30, 2018 by Inspire Malibu It’s a common dilemma: what to do with your car after consuming a little too much alcohol while on a night out with family and friends? Making the right decision is critical. One business owner is doing his part to reward customers for making the responsible […]




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‘Unhooked’ is a Mother’s Story About Facing Her Son’s Addiction

“You don’t see cancer patients or diabetics stealing from the jewelry box or the family,” Annie Highwater writes in the description of her book, “Unhooked: A Mother’s Story of Unhitching from the Roller Coaster of Her Son’s Addiction.” Battling her son’s addiction to opioids, this mother admits she was self-righteous about the fact that addiction […]




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