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Does Antabuse Help Treat Chronic Alcoholism?

Noticed in 1948 by coincidence by scholars at a drug firm in Denmark, Antabuse was invented to counteract parasitic contamination but the personnel who were examining it also discovered that they had dangerous effects when they drank alcohol. When an individual takes Antabuse regularly and if he/she consumes alcohol, the results are quite distressful. Because […]




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Recognizing Drug Paraphernalia

Many parents, teachers, and family members are often not aware of a loved one’s drug use or addiction even when the evidence of Paraphernalia is sitting right in front of them. Based on the type of drug used, the method of using the drug, and access to money, the paraphernalia used can range from unassuming […]




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The Cost of Addiction

The Infographic below, “Annual Cost of Addictions“, highlights not only drug addiction but gives us some statistics on other dangerous addictions such as alcohol, tobacco and fast food. Heroin is one of the most expensive addictions costing on average $10,030 a year.  These costs are not only incurred by the users.  According to DrugFree.org illicit […]




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Is Alcohol Detox Necessary? Take The Free Alcohol Test

Alcoholism is a common problem in the United States, with roughly 15 million Americans reported to have an alcohol dependence or abuse disorder. Research reveals that alcohol adversely affects the body and disrupts many of the organ systems. Many people think alcohol only has an adverse impact on the brain, but the illustration below shows […]




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Xanax Addiction

Xanax is the brand name for alprazolam and is part of the benzodiazepine (benzo) drug class. Becoming addicted to Xanax is quite easy so much so that those taking it for non-medical purposes can become addicted to it after 2 weeks. Xanax is usually taken at regular intervals to counterbalance its short half-life. What are […]




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5 Signs of Alcohol Abuse

Everybody likes to have a drink or two while at a party or after a long tiring day. But the need for a reality check arises when this habit changes from a drink or two and becomes something that you are physically and psychologically dependent on. In the past few years alcohol has become a […]




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Inspire Malibu’s Dr. Beau Christianson Handpicked by KTLA as Leading Expert on Suicide and Related Behavior

KTLA-TV, Los Angeles’ Leading News Station Features Psychiatrist and Behavioral Expert Dr. Beau Christianson on Live News Segment MALIBU, CA – (Marketwired – May 15, 2013) – Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of Inspire Malibu, recognized by many as the top drug rehab and addiction treatment centers in Malibu, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and […]




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5 Novels that Deal with Drug Abuse and Addiction

Over the years, a number of movies have depicted drug use and its destructive consequences quite vividly.  Apart from films, a number of classic books have also talked about addiction and what it can lead to. Here’s a look at a five contemporary novels that focus on drug addiction.     1. Wake Up, Sir! […]




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TMS Therapy Study Confirms Long Term Effectiveness

Inspire Malibu and Dr. Akikur Mohammad have been at the forefront of TMS Therapy (TransCranial Magnetic Stimulation) since the FDA approved the system to treat patients with Major Depressive Disorder. The treatment is performed through TMS which is a pulse magnetic field produced using precision pulse Technology that focally fuels the function in brain regions that […]




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Rise In Number of Illicit Drug Users Raises Global Concern

Drug abuse and addiction have been a major concern for most of the countries of the world for years now. With the number of illicit drug users rising in different parts of the world including the USA the issue has taken prominence with health departments and the people involved in research related to drug addiction. […]




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