March 2019 archive

Buprenorphine or Methadone?

Malibu Opioid Treatment

It’s always a question whether methadone or buprenorphine might be the right medication for any patient.  When talking about methadone we’re really talking about a whole sort of treatment structure or program.  Essentially with methadone treatment, there’s built in counseling, which is very important as part of the recovery process. There’s urine drug testing which …

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How Childhood Abuse Becomes Adult Hypersexuality

Malibu Childhood Abuse Treatment

Childhood abuse, particularly sexual abuse or sexual assault at any age, carries with it a common symptom of adulthood hyersexuality. Isn’t that though the opposite or counterintuitive?  Why would someone who was harmed sexually as a child or at some point in their life, then turn around and be hypersexual?  Why hurt themselves in the …

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Why The Brain Loves Opioids

Malibu Opioids Treatment

Societies have long coveted opioids for both the euphoria and the pain relief they provide. When chemists extracted morphine from opium poppies, it quickly became the go-to treatment during the American Civil War. After morphine caused widespread addiction, drug companies invented what they thought was a “non-addictive” substitute: a cough syrup called heroin. That turned …

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Treating Borderline Personality Disorder

Out of all the mental illnesses, personality disorders are the least talked about. Most people think of those who suffer from a personality disorder as crazy or dangerous. Let’s shed some light on one personality disorder in particular: BPD or Borderline Personality Disorder is a personality disorder marked by unstable and insconsistent moods, behavior, and …

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Opioid Crisis

Opiod Crisis Malibu

The opioid epidemic is esentially a public health emergency in the United States as we are in the middle of an opioid crisis. According to the CDC, around 90 Americans die from opioid overdoses every day; that’s about as many as those who die in car crashes. There are all kinds of different factors that …

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