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Fentanyl Test Strips Might Prevent Heroin Overdoses

As the nation comes to recognize drug abuse and addiction as a public health issue rather than a moral failing or lack of character, harm reduction strategies have leapt to the forefront. These tactics are taking on new forms and making advances that save lives. One new strategy available now takes the form of test […]


How Science is Decoding Addiction and its Impact on the Brain

Last Updated on February 5, 2021 by Inspire Malibu Even before the Temperance Movement took hold in the early 20th century or the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous shortly thereafter, most people considered addiction to be a moral failing. The thinking assumed that a lack of character and willpower was the spiritual germ that led people […]


The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Addiction

The environment a child grows up in is not the single determining factor for their overall health and wellbeing as an adult. For example, countless children of alcoholics leave home to become productive adults who never struggle with alcohol or drug abuse. In other words, the child of a banker robber won’t necessarily become a […]