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SBIRT – Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment for Substance Use

The prevalence of addiction in the United States, from tobacco use to alcoholism, and the opioid epidemic to other illicit drug abuse, takes a costly toll on the nation’s physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates the price of substance abuse-related issues, such as lost work productivity, crime and […]




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World No Tobacco Day is May 31

It might go without saying that smoking cigarettes is bad for the lungs, though the World Health Organization (WHO), which sponsors World No Tobacco Day on May 31 along with partners, reports that in some countries there is a lack of knowledge about the severe damage cigarettes have on lung health. Worldwide, tobacco use kills […]




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National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

Last Updated on December 29, 2019 by Inspire MalibuMay 10 to 16, 2020 Mother’s Day marks the beginning of National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week, sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). This nationwide campaign hopes to raise awareness and educate people, especially women, of the dangers of […]




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Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month in May

Last Updated on June 18, 2020 by Inspire MalibuMay is Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental health condition that makes it difficult for a person to regulate their emotions. The prevalence of the condition in the United States is difficult to measure because of the high incidence of misdiagnosis, […]




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What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Vaping? The Benefits of Quitting Vaping

Last Updated on April 13, 2020 by Inspire MalibuMany teens and young adults aren’t concerned with learning how to quit vaping until they understand the benefits of quitting vaping. Regardless of the narrative that marketing companies and “big tobacco” try to sell, vaping – the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) – is not necessarily a […]




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