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Resilience & Action Lead To Long-Term Recovery

Resilience in Recovery

Resilience is a psychological skill, it’s actually a life skill. It’s not a trait, it’s a combination of thoughts, behaviors and actions and it’s going to help you to deal with stress and emotional pain. Have you ever wondered why some people are really good at dealing with stress, trauma, crisis?  Why some people are …

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Starting New Relationships While In Treatment

Relationships in Treatment

Coming into a treatment center means you’ve identified that you want help, which is great. It may be the bravest thing you’ll ever do. Generally, when someone comes into treatment, they are coming because there are pieces of their lives that may be missing, maybe they can’t deal with life on life’s terms and are …

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Opioid Use Disorder

Malibu Opioid Addction Treatment

Worldwide, the abuse of opioids and resulting Opiod Use Disorder, are the most common cause of drug related deaths. The number of individuals abusing these drugs has quadrupled in the last 20 years, with an uptick in heroin use, an even bigger uptick in prescription opioid use, and a large group of folks abusing both. …

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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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