Malibu Opioid Treatment

Why The Brain Loves Opioids

Why The Brain Loves Opioids 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 out poorly for the 20th century.  Today, prescription opioids, like fentanyl and oxycodone, crowd America’s medicine cabinets and its streets. Opioid overdoses now kill more Americans every year than car accidents. To understand how we arrived here, you’ll need to venture deep into the mind. Here’s why our brains love… Read More

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Getting The Best Results From Treatment

Getting The Best Results From Treatment

Getting The Best Results From Treatment An outcome-based, holistic approach to substance abuse recovery treatment begins with the entire person. The focus is a balance of the spirit, mind, and body in order to achieve a healthy state of being. Oceanside Malibu offers various treatment approaches to help guide individuals or couples towards tailoring a unique treatment plan designed for healthier, more balanced outcomes in their lives. During the course of recovery, an addict or alcoholic may encounter challenges beyond just dependency on a particular substance. An outcome-based approach may guide a person towards better coping skills, accelerated healing, and a healthier outlook. This approach may also help to improve… Read More

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Salt Water Therapy

Salt Water Therapy

Salt Water Therapy Sea air & salt water are charged with healthy negative ions that builds our body’s capacity to absorb more oxygen. The use of modern technology exposes us to unhealthy free radicals which erodes our body’s natural energy, but when we are by the sea, we feel energized and relaxed at the same time.  People with sleep disorders are usually asked to be around the sea as often as possible because it induces good sleep. Even walking barefoot on sand neutralizes the impact of free radicals in our body as sand contains minerals required by humans. This induces favorable physiological changes that promote good health, boosts our immune… Read More

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Addiction Treatment Program Accreditation

Addiction Treatment Program Accreditation

Addiction Treatment Program Accreditation Addiction trеаtmеnt programs often hаvе one оf two types оf vеrіfісаtіоn tо еnѕurе thе ѕеrvісеѕ thеу рrоvіdе are lеgіtіmаtе. Cеntеrѕ саn сhооѕе tо gо the route оf gеttіng a state license, or they саn choose tо obtain ассrеdіtаtіоn through a thіrd party. Sоmе асԛuіrе bоth tо рrоvе tо their clients thеу аrе trulу dedicated tо helping thоѕе іn need. But whаt dоеѕ hаvіng аn ассrеdіtаtіоn mеаn? Sіmрlу рut, ассrеdіtаtіоn іѕ a certification аwаrdеd tо рrоgrаmѕ thаt have verified their willingness tо commit to аnd рrоvіdе exceptional trеаtmеnt fоr drug rеhаbіlіtаtіоn. Thеrе аrе twо mаіn institutions thаt provide thіѕ certification to addiction rеhаbіlіtаtіоn рrоgrаmѕ. One is CARF… Read More

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Marijuana Maintenance

While it may be hard to deny certain medical uses and benefits of medical marijuana, it is important to keep in mind that there is little to no research about the trigger effect that marijuana may have on addicts/alcoholics in recovery. Some undesirable side effects of marijuana include increased heart rate, appetite and sensory perception and diminished coordination. Marijuana has been noted to cause short-term memory loss, anxiety, paranoia and even psychotic episodes. There has been little research on its trigger effect on schizophrenia but, it is believed that marijuana use amongst adolescents with a predisposition to schizophrenia can be detrimental in the onset of the disorder. Some users may… Read More

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