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Inspire Malibu Blog

What is High Functioning Depression (Smiling Depression)?

High Functioning Depression, sometimes called “Smiling Depression,” can be easy to miss. Most of the time, the symptoms of depression are easy to spot in our self or other people. But in situations when there’s only a slight nagging sadness, a drag in our energy, or a lack of normal focus, depression can be more […]




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Dry Drunk Syndrome : Sobriety Without the Relief of Recovery

Many people with alcohol misuse and abuse issues probably understand the importance of quitting drinking, but few may know that Dry Drunk Syndrome is closely tied to real recovery. Bodily injuries often require physical therapy during and after the healing process. The benefits of rehab are that a person experiences less pain, gets back some […]




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Job Opening – Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

We currently have an immediate need to fill the following open positions: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Inspire Malibu is a Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center looking for LVNs and LPNs. Evenings, graveyard, and mornings on the weekend hours available. Must be flexible with hours and available for last minute shifts. Must be willing to […]




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9 Films and Movies About Alcoholism

April is Alcohol Awareness Month so it’s an excellent time to examine some movies about alcoholism to see how alcohol misuse is portrayed in Hollywood films. Alcoholism has the capacity to destroy a person’s personal and professional life. An estimated 16.6 million adults in this country have an alcohol use disorder, reports the National Institute […]




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10 Famous People With Bipolar Disorder

Because March 30 is recognized as World Bipolar Day, it’s an ideal time to learn about famous people with bipolar disorder so others know they are not alone in experiencing this mental health condition. Bipolar Disorder is a psychiatric condition that causes severe shifts in behavior, thought patterns, sleep, energy and overall mood. Individuals with […]




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California Sober – Is It Real and What Does It Mean?

The buzzword for this week is “California Sober,” or for those that aren’t native to the state, “Cali Sober,” because not many people born and raised in the Golden State actually ever use the term “Cali” except in jest or when singing songs about it. The term California Sober is gaining traction after Demi Lovato […]




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5 Tips For Adolescents Struggling With Mental Health

New research has shown what many people have suggested for quite some time now – teens, young adults, and adolescents are struggling with mental health issues. Researchers at Johns Hopkins department of mental health analyzed a study from 2005 to 2018 of more than 200,000 teens and found that approximately 20 percent had received mental […]




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What is the Difference Between Detox and Addiction Treatment?

Many people who are considering drug or alcohol addiction recovery sometimes get confused about the difference between detox and addiction treatment. Others use the terms detox and addiction treatment interchangeably, as if they are the same thing. Drug and alcohol detox is certainly an integral part of addiction treatment, and often one of the most […]




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10 Facts About Neurofeedback Therapy and Training Your Brain

Wouldn’t it be cool if we could monitor our body’s chemistry on a particularly good day, and then use that data to deal with a particularly bad day in a more positive manner? We can do exactly that using Neurofeedback Therapy. Neurofeedback goes by a variety of names such as Biofeedback, Neurotherapy or Neurobiofeedback. Regardless […]




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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in February

February 22 to 28, 2021 (United States) The stereotype is that serious and life-threatening eating disorders only effect a certain segment of the population. Among the most common misconceptions is that teenage girls and young women are more likely to fall prey to these illnesses. The fact is it’s common across all genders, which is […]




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