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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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Gene Editing Techniques: Can Prime Editing Cure Addiction?

“Prime Editing” is a groundbreaking new gene editing technique with the potential, researchers believe, to correct possibly 90 percent of genetic defects that lead to disease. Combined with other studies, such as genetic testing for opioid addiction, there might be a future where chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes and addiction can be cured instead of […]




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Job Openings – Addiction Recovery Treatment

We currently have an immediate need to fill the following open positions: Licensed Vocation Nurse (LVN) Addiction Recovery Assistant   We are looking for LVNs with substance use addiction and detox experience to work in our Agoura Hills residential treatment facility. Responsibilities and Duties: Oversee clients on a daily basis Assist management and treatment team […]




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Genetic Testing for Opioid Addiction: Study to Explore Possibility

In keeping up the fight against the ongoing crisis of opioid addiction in the United States, researchers at the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University announced a new study about genetic testing for opioid addiction. The study will explore how people’s genetic makeup might indicate whether or not they’re predisposed to addiction. For the […]




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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in the Age of Addiction and Online Dating

After more than a decade of historically low rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sounding a troubling alarm. The agency says 2.4 million cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the largest recorded number in a single year, were reported in 2018. Experts cite a number of […]




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