Last Updated on September 21, 2015 by Inspire Malibu
Addiction and alcoholism treatment expert Dr. Matthew Torrington encourages people struggling with addiction issues to avoid “Cold-Turkey” resolutions
Malibu, CA – Dr. Matthew Torrington, Founder of Inspire Malibu, recognized by many as the top drug rehab and alcohol rehab centers in Malibu, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California, today issued a public warning to all those setting themselves up for potential failure by making New Year resolutions that involve the immediate cessation of smoking, drinking, drug abuse, etc., without seeking proper medical guidance.
Dr. Torrington said, “While the holiday season is typically a time for over-indulgence, ushering in the new year generally means that the over indulgent make a drastic effort to stop indulging cold turkey; there could be no greater recipe for failure and in some scenarios, significant health risk or death.” Torrington added, “Whether you wish to stop smoking, drinking, eating or abusing drugs, you must have a well-planned, health-conscious strategy or the outcome will be disastrous under most circumstances. It is far safer and healthier to consult a medical professional when attempting to get control of addictive behaviors.”
Dr. Torrington and his team will answer any questions and provide guidance to all those who submit addiction and behavior-related questions through the Inspire Malibu website. Torrington added, “More often than not, people underestimate their physical and emotional dependency on the various vices they attempt to curb by making yearly resolutions. If they are lucky, they will white-knuckle their cravings and find some degree of success; however, the vast majority will resume their addictive behaviors – while many run the risk of severe discomfort, severe mood swings, seizures, irreversible medical conditions and even death if not in the care of a qualified medical expert. Contact our team today and we will help you not only make and stick to healthy, realistic resolutions, but also will work with you to create the best possible you for 2013 and beyond.”
For more information about Dr. Matthew Torrington, Non 12 step treatment and Inspire Malibu’s next town hall event, visit https://www.inspiremalibu.com.
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