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Adjustment Disorder: Symptoms, Types, Causes and Treatment

One of the biggest stressors in life is an unexpected event – like the death of a loved one, a relationship breakup, the loss of a job, a car accident, a serious illness or any number of difficult, unforeseen events. When dealing with these problems, it’s not uncommon to feel an overwhelming sense of helplessness […]




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Alcoholic Neuropathy: The Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Excessive, long-term alcohol consumption can lead to alcoholic neuropathy, a condition that damages peripheral nerves that send signals between the brain, spinal chord and the rest of the body. Alcoholic neuropathy is one of the most common and undiagnosed conditions among chronic drinkers. Research suggests it effects up to 66 percent of patients suffering from […]




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5 Positive Ways to Start the New Year in Recovery

The start of the New Year is almost always a time when people feel ready to make some positive changes that will improve their lives. These can be small adjustments like committing to a journal entry every day or they might be more sweeping lifestyle modifications, such as a weight loss goal that includes strict […]




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Can Ketamine Treat Alcohol Addiction or Alcoholism?

For years, Ketamine, a powerful anesthetic sometimes used as an animal tranquilizer, was a favorite of club goers who used the drug illegally because of it’s psychoactive properties. Recreational users generally refer to the drug as “Special K or going down the K Hole.” Ketamine is seeing something of a renaissance in the form of […]




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10 Excuses Addicts Use to Avoid Going to Rehab Treatment

Making the decision to get treatment for issues related to substance abuse or addiction is an extremely personal and, in most cases, difficult process, so it’s not surprising that there are a variety of excuses addicts make to avoid going to rehab for treatment. For some people, their struggles with addiction have cost them everything, […]




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10 Mental Health Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Blues

As fall exits the scene and winter takes center stage, many people experience an increase in holiday stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues, otherwise known as the holiday blues. There are parties to host or attend, decorations to be setup, gifts to purchase, traveling to be done, and time spent with family and friends. […]




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What Are the 4 Stages of Alcoholism?

The vast majority of people who drink alcohol do not develop an addiction. For some people, however, drinking will always be problematic and should be avoided. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that around 14 million people in the U.S. struggle with alcoholism. Understanding and recognizing the stages that lead to […]




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Inspire Malibu Law Enforcement FBI Raid

It can be incredibly uncomfortable to see your own name, or the name of the company you work, associated with negative publicity. Even more unnerving is experiencing a visit by law enforcement agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Recently, both of those events happened to us at Inspire Malibu. To avoid the spread […]




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5 Types of Alcoholism: Understanding the Alcoholic Subtypes

Alcohol is one of the most socially acceptable drugs in the United States and, likely, the world over. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that more than 86 percent of people 18 and older admit to drinking in their lifetime and nearly 60 percent say they had a drink in the […]




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Substance Induced Mood Disorder – Depression From Drugs or Medications

Bouts of depression are incredibly common. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention estimates that around 16 million people in the U.S. struggle with a depressive episode in a given year. Sometimes the reason for persistent sadness is clear, though in other situations there may be an underlying, external cause for depression. Substance/Medication-induced Depression […]




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