Tag: Drug Addiction

The Cycle Of Denial

The Cycle of Denial

One of the hardest things for somebody to do is actually to ask for help, to realize that they need help, and that happens when somebody decides they want to go to rehab because life has become too painful for them and they want to do something to change the way they’re living their life. …

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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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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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