Category: Addiction

Addiction

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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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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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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How We Become Addicted

Addiction Treatment Malibu

The word addiction comes from the Latin term for “enslaved by” and rightly so, millions of people are enslaved by their fix, whether it be controlled substances, food, alcohol, sex, gambling or even the internet. We all have that one thing that we just can’t live without.  How or why do we become addicted and …

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Understanding & Talking To Someone About Getting Help

Oceanside Malibu Getting Help Addiction

No one wants to be addicted, it comes from a root cause, there’s a root problem here. You really have to get to that root problem or it’s just gonna keep coming back. Say I hurt my back at work and go to the doctor, instantly I get four prescriptions, so that’s kind of where …

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How Drug Addiction Can Develop Over Time

Oceanside Malibu Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is difficult to treat because it is a chronic and relapsing condition like diabetes. Like diabetes, addiction begins with predisposition and personal behaviors at first and develops into a disease of the brain and body later in life. It is becoming appreciated that while addiction does not often manifest until adulthood, addiction begins …

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