Valentine ’s Day and Alcohol: How to Enjoy It
Valentine’s Day and Alcohol: How to Enjoy It Whether you are single or in a loving relationship, Valentine’s Day and alcohol have likely gone hand-in-hand for you. Now that you are sober, it is time to learn new ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your Valentine without a glass of wine or to find new ways to cope with not having a Valentine at all. Valentine’s Day presents its own set of unique triggers and the best thing you can do is be as prepared as possible. Valentine’s Day and Alcohol: If You’re Single Valentine’s Day can be triggering for single people, whether they suffe...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 7, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Alcoholics Anonymous Source Type: blogs

What Are the Physical Signs of Alcoholism?
Alcohol can cause damaging effects, especially physical ones. Alcohol affects most parts of the body — the brain, organs, central nervous system, behavior, and much more. If you suspect that your loved one might be suffering from alcoholism, there are many signs you can start looking for. The best place to start is with the physical signs of alcoholism. Physical Signs of Alcoholism Physical signs of alcoholism include: Marked weight gain or weight loss. If you have noticed sudden weight gain or weight loss with your loved one, this can be a sign of a multitude of health issues, including alcoholism. Alcohol is an a...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 31, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center Source Type: blogs

Things to Know Before Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Addiction
Before seeking treatment for alcohol addiction, there are a few things you should consider along the way. Becoming sober from alcohol isn’t as easy as abstaining from alcohol; it takes a lot of work and, as such, some preparation should be involved. Whether it is you who are seeking treatment for your own alcohol addiction, or you are searching on behalf of a loved one, preparation is key before heading to treatment for alcohol addiction. Consider Medication-Assisted Detox Alcohol is the only substance with potentially deadly withdrawal symptoms. This makes it imperative that medical intervention including medicatio...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 31, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Source Type: blogs

I ’m Back from Treatment. How Do I Reconnect With Family?
Residential treatment allows you to focus exclusively on recovery. It’s intensive treatment, away from your familiar surroundings. Once you’re ready, it’s time to return home. How do you reconnect with family after treatment? Here are a few tips to help you rebuild and renew your relationships with loved ones. 1. Continue Treatment As you reconnect with family, it’s likely to bring up complicated feelings. You’ve had a transformative experience, but your family hasn’t. Continuing treatment is an essential part of rebuilding your relationships. You can talk through the situations ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 24, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Melinda Sineriz Tags: Addiction Recovery alcoholism family support family therapy Source Type: blogs

All About Alcohol Poisoning
Alcohol poisoning is a serious medical emergency due to the overconsumption of alcohol that can result in death. Overconsumption of alcohol affects many systems in the body. The liver, which works to eliminate toxins from the body, is not able to keep up with the high amount being ingested. In turn, the central nervous system becomes so depressed to the point that it cannot perform its normal, essential functions such as beating the heart and breathing. There are many factors that can determine whether or not an individual could suffer from alcohol poisoning, such as: Rate of alcohol consumption Tolerance and dependency ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 24, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Source Type: blogs

Medically Assisted Treatment for Alcohol
Going through alcohol withdrawal can be an uncomfortable experience. Fortunately there are medical interventions that can ease the symptoms of detox as well as help individuals along their journey through recovery. Medically assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, which is effective in the treatment of substance abuse and can help some people to sustain recovery. Medically assisted treatment for alcohol can help people recovering from alcohol use disorder by blocking cravings, avoiding relapse, and helping to rewire the brain’s chemistry. Medication...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 24, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol detox drug detox medical detox medicated-assisted detox Source Type: blogs

Alcohol Use Disorder in the API Community
Asian-American Pacific Islanders, also known as the API Community, are one of the fastest-growing minority groups in America. Due to model minority stereotypes and a lack of empirical data, the API community has been thought to have lower than expected rates of substance use disorders and behavioral addictions. However, alcohol use disorder in the API Community still exists, and it presents its own set of unique issues compared to other ethnicities and communities. These can include specific risk factors and barriers to treatment that other groups do not face. What is the API Community? In 1968, the term “Asian Amer...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 24, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use Alcoholics An Source Type: blogs

Long-Term Effect of Binge Drinking on the Body
Most people know about the damaging effects that binge drinking can bring to someone’s life. Loss of enjoyment of life, losing family relationships, financial and career struggles, homelessness, and legal consequences are just the tip of the iceberg. However, it can be more difficult to realize the long-term effect of binge drinking on the body, because you cannot always see it. Frequent binge drinking poses many dangerous health risks, and many of them can lead to death. Facts on Long-Term Effect of Binge Drinking on the Body For men, binge drinking is defined as consuming five or more drinks within about two hour...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 17, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center binge binge drinking Source Type: blogs

Can I Take Medication to Stop Drinking?
With all the advances in modern medicine, it can be easy to wonder if there is a medication to stop drinking. Unfortunately, getting sober from alcohol isn’t as easy as simply taking medication. In addition to medication, therapy is required for the best long-term results, as well as support from loved ones and ongoing aftercare. However, there are some medications to help along in the process to stop withdrawal symptoms, block cravings, and create an aversion to alcohol. It is important to not rely only on medication to stop drinking. A commitment to behavioral therapy, holistic therapy, family involvement, self-ca...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 17, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Source Type: blogs

What You Need to Safely Detoxify Alcohol From Your System
Alcohol is a toxic substance that can wreak havoc on the body, brain, central nervous system, internal organs, behavior patterns, emotions, and more. Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to serious damage to the body which, in some cases, can be irreversible and lead to certain chronic conditions. Detoxing from alcohol can present its own set of dangerous withdrawal symptoms and, as such, it is important to know what you need when you are ready to safely detoxify alcohol from your system. Preparation to Detoxify Alcohol When you’re ready to detoxify alcohol from your system, it is important that you and your loved ones ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 17, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use Source Type: blogs

Do I Have an Alcohol Problem?
Is your alcohol use turning into something you are worried about? It can be hard for many people to determine whether or not they have a problem with alcohol, but chances are, you’re not happy with your current drinking habits. If you’re wondering “do I have an alcohol problem?’, keep reading for a few tell-tale signs, what is involved with treatment, and what can happen if you leave your alcohol problem untreated. Ask Yourself These Questions If you are asking yourself, “do I have an alcohol problem?”, as yourself the following questions first. If you answer yes to most or all of them,...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 4, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment Source Type: blogs

Inpatient Alcohol Treatment Center: What to Expect
Finally making the decision to get sober is one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, decisions you will ever make. This is especially true if you’ve decided to head to residential rehab to focus on changing your life. There can be many unknowns involved when moving your life to a new setting for an extended period of time, which is why it is comforting to know what to expect when you enter an inpatient alcohol treatment center. Understanding what the first few days will be like, how to overcome withdrawal, what type of treatment plans are offered and what your chances of long-term results are are all important thin...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 3, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol disorder alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility inpatient residential residential rehab Source Type: blogs

The Most Dangerous Side Effect of Binge Drinking
While not everyone who binge drinks suffers from alcoholism, most people who suffer from alcoholism binge drink. This makes addiction the most dangerous side effect of binge drinking because it can cause devastating consequences; anything from a broken family to death can happen. Binge drinking is the practice of consuming large quantities of alcohol in a single session, usually defined as five or more drinks at one time for a man, or four or more drinks at one time for a woman. If you or a loved one binge drinks and think it is harmless fun, it is time to rethink binge drinking as an extremely dangerous and possibly fata...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Drinking alcohol abuse alcohol treatment binge binge drinking Source Type: blogs

What is an Opioid?
Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and many others. All individuals who take opioids run the risk of addiction. As such, when asking “what is an opioid?” it is important to know the different types, the signs of addiction, and the signs of an overdose. Prescription Opioids Opioids interact with the opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain. This interaction interferes with communication between the body’s nerves and the br...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates Heroin Painkiller fentanyl opioid opioid crisis opioids prescription drug addiction Source Type: blogs

The Dangers of Alcohol
The dangers of alcohol begin at the first sip of the first drink. Although most responsible drinking habits shouldn’t be cause for major concern, everyone who drinks runs the risk of encountering the negative effects of alcohol. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans defines moderate drinking as up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men.  A single drink is considered as: 12 ounces of beer (5% alcohol content) 8 ounces of malt liquor (7% alcohol content) 5 ounces of wine (12% alcohol content) 1.5 ounces of 80-proof (40% alcohol content) distilled spirits or liquor (e.g., gin, rum, vodka, ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Alcoholics Anonymous Source Type: blogs

Why Having Family Support is Important to Recovery
Drug and alcohol addiction affects so much more than just the person experiencing the actual addiction. The people closest to the person suffering from substance use disorder are also affected, and overcoming this takes more than just getting their loved one to go to treatment. Recovery from addiction takes major adjustments in a person’s lifestyle and the family should be part of the entire process, which is why having family support is important to recovery. Addiction is a Family Disease According to Psychology Today, every family has its own “organization,” and family members develop particular ways o...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery family family disease family involvement family program family support family therapy Source Type: blogs

Opioid Overdose: Causes, Signs, and What to Do
Opioid Overdose: Signs, Symptoms, and What to Do Any individual who uses opioids runs the risk of overdosing. Overdoses can be fatal. In fact, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids every day. This makes it important to know what causes an opioid overdose, the signs that an opioid overdose is occurring, and what to do in the event of an opioid overdose. Opioid Overdose Causes In 2017, the CDC reported that more than 15,000 individuals died from drug overdoses involving heroin in the United States. That’s almost 5 deaths for every 100,000 Americans. However, there are some people who...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates Painkiller drug overdose opiate addiction opioid opioids Source Type: blogs

Why Do People Drink Alcohol?
Alcohol is a dangerous substance. It is addictive, can deteriorate one’s health, and puts innocent people in danger. However, it is embraced and celebrated in society and there are many opportunities throughout life to try alcohol. Knowing that alcohol is dangerous and addictive can leave many people wondering, “why do people drink alcohol?” Soothe an Underlying Mental Health Condition One of the major reasons that individuals who suffer from alcohol use disorder drink are because they are suffering from an underlying mental health condition and are using alcohol to self-medicate. This condition can be e...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 27, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center Source Type: blogs

How to Explain Recovery to Family and Friends
With the holiday season approaching, you might start seeing family and friends that you haven’t seen in a while. While it is great to see everyone, there is something new about you this year — you are sober. They might wonder why you are not partaking in wine or spiked eggnog at holiday events, so it’s important to have a plan in place and know how to explain recovery to family and friends when these questions arise. Keep It Positive Now that you’re sober, your life has improved in so many ways. Chances are your health has improved dramatically, your relationships are getting better, your life is m...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 18, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery family family disease family involvement family program family support family therapy holiday parties recovered addict Successful Addiction Recovery Source Type: blogs

Is There a Medication to Stop Drinking?
While there is no magic medication to stop drinking, there are medications to help you along your journey in early recovery. Overcoming alcoholism is much more than just abstaining from alcohol — it is a process that involves behavioral therapy, holistic therapy, evidence-based treatments, and medication. All of these things work together to put you on the best track toward long-term recovery. Medication-Assisted Detox Alcohol is one of the most dangerous substances from which to detox due to its potentially deadly withdrawal symptoms. According to MedLine, these withdrawal symptoms most often occur within 48 to 96 ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 18, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility Source Type: blogs

The Opioid Crisis in Orange County
According to a new report by Orange County, California’s health care agency, the overdose deaths in Orange County have greatly surpassed that of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties and, most shockingly, all of California as a whole. The opioid crisis in Orange County has grown so much that a high concentration of treatment centers has popped up in the area hoping to combat this issue, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. In addition, the report details that the majority of state-licensed treatment centers and unregulated sober living homes are located along the c...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 18, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates opiate abuse opiate addiction opioid opioid crisis opioids orange county Source Type: blogs

How to Detoxify Alcohol from the Body
If you are having a hard time controlling your alcohol use, chances are you have recognized that enough is enough and you need to finally quit. Frequent hangovers during the day, blacking out, saying and doing embarrassing things, and letting down the people around you can be a terrible feeling. One of the first steps to recovery is getting your body healthy, which means taking the steps to detoxify alcohol from your body and learning how to stay sober. This process isn’t always easy, but the good news is that it is only a small inconvenience in the long, healthy, wonderful life that awaits you after you become sobe...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol dependence alcohol detox medical detox medicated-assisted detox Source Type: blogs

Is a Binge Drinker an Alcoholic?
Most people know that drinking alcohol to excess isn’t good for you, but does it mean you are an alcoholic? People who drink sometimes test limits and boundaries which could lead to binge drinking, whether intentional or unintentional. How can you tell if you’ve crossed the line between binge drinking and alcohol use disorder, and the answer to “is a binge drinker an alcoholic”? What Technically Is a Binge Drinker? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL. This typically o...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility binge binge drinking Source Type: blogs

Opioid Abuse: How and When to Get Help
Opioids are so highly addictive that they have created a dangerous and deadly epidemic in the United States. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more than 2 million Americans abuse opioids and that more than 90 Americans die on average by opioid overdose every day. Individuals can become addicted to opioids so quickly that it can be difficult to notice when the line has been crossed over to opioid abuse. If you or your loved one is taking opioids, whether legal or illegal, make note of these signs and symptoms of opioid abuse and how to get help. How Does Opioid Abuse Begin? Opioids work by binding ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates abuse heroin heroin addiction heroin users opiate abuse opioid opioid crisis opioids prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction Source Type: blogs

How to Give Up Alcohol
As socially acceptable as alcohol is, it is also a very dangerous habit. It can cause negative consequences rather quickly. Our country embraces a drinking culture, which makes it difficult to decipher a period of excess or actual alcohol addiction. As such, it is important to pay attention to whether or not you have the ability to give up alcohol, because this inability is a hallmark of addiction. Luckily, there are ways you can learn how to give up alcohol for good in your life. Set Your Intentions Why do you want to quit drinking? Write down your intentions and put them somewhere that is visible to you every day. A con...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 13, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol disorder alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use alcoholic Source Type: blogs

Overcoming Holiday Barriers to Recovery
The holidays are just around the corner and, with only a few weeks to go until the festivities begin, many individuals dealing with addictions may be thinking that now would be the worst possible time to finally get treatment. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If you or your loved one needs treatment for addiction sooner than later, we’ve put together some of the most common holiday barriers to recovery and how to overcome them. Holiday Barriers to Recovery: Sacrificing One for Many The holidays are a wonderful time of year full of love, tradition, the spirit of giving and coming together with family. I...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 13, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Holidays drug addiction recovery family support family therapy holiday parties Successful Addiction Recovery Source Type: blogs

All About Blood Alcohol Levels
Blood alcohol levels, also known as blood alcohol content, is a way to measure an individual’s level of alcohol intoxication. It represents the percentage of alcohol that is concentrated in the bloodstream. Blood alcohol levels are used for legal purposes, such as measuring individuals for drunk driving incidents, and for medical purposes, such as testing patients who enter the hospital for alcohol-related health issues. What Are The Different Blood Alcohol Levels? There are many factors that influence a person’s blood alcohol levels. They can include body weight, gender, genetics, tolerance to alcohol, drinki...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 11, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Alcohol Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use Alcoholics Anonymous Source Type: blogs

How to Ask Your Doctor About Addiction Treatment
Learning more information about the addiction treatment process can be difficult if you do not know where to start looking. One of the many places individuals may begin their search is with their primary care provider, which makes it important to know how to ask your doctor about addiction treatment. There are many reasons an individual may seek addiction treatment advice from their doctor, including: The doctor is prescribing medications that they believe they have become addicted to The individual is suffering from a condition that they believe their addiction is worsening or impacting The individual doesn’t have...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 11, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources doctor doctors treatment center treatment facilities treatment facility treatment options treatment programs Source Type: blogs

Signs of Opioid Use
What are the Signs of Opioid Use? Opioids are a group of drugs derived naturally from the poppy plant, or are man-made in a laboratory, also known as synthetic opioids. Opioids are generally prescribed to individuals suffering from chronic pain, whether from surgery, a major injury or other health issues. Legally prescribed opioids include morphine, codeine, and oxycodone, while illegal opioids include heroin. It is easy to know if an individual is using opioids if they’ve been prescribed, but it is also important to know the signs of opioid use if it has crossed the line into an addiction. Signs and Symptoms There a...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 11, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Painkiller opioid opioids prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction prescription drug detox prescription drugs prescription medication signs of addiction Source Type: blogs

Opioids and Mental Health
Opioids are a group of very strong pain relievers used to relieve pain after a surgery or traumatic injury. They are much more effective than over-the-counter pain relievers, however, they are also highly addictive. People who suffer from mental health conditions are much more likely to become addicted to opioids, making it important to understand the link between opioids and mental health. The Connection Between Addiction to Opioids and Mental Health People with mood and anxiety disorders are twice as likely to use opioids as people without mental health disorders They are also more than three times as likely to misuse ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 11, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Mental Health mental health costs mental health coverage mental illness opiate addiction opiates opioid opioid crisis opioids Source Type: blogs

Signs of Opioid Withdrawal
Opioid withdrawal is one of the more uncomfortable parts of treatment, but it is one of the most important. There are many signs of opioid withdrawal, the length and severity of which can vary from person to person. However, each detox experience almost always includes strong cravings. Symptoms can be mild, such as sweating and yawning, while others can become more serious, like severe anxiety and depression. Opioid withdrawal can look like a scary experience; one that could deter people from getting the help they need. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be fought alone, and there are resources available to ma...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 6, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates drug detox medical detox medicated-assisted detox opioid opioids prescription drug detox withdrawal withdrawal symptoms Source Type: blogs

Am I An Alcoholic?
Am I an Alcoholic? Alcoholism (also known as Alcohol Use Disorder, or AUD) is a chronic, relapsing disease affecting millions of individuals in the United States. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 51 percent of the population aged 12 and older reported binge drinking in the past month. More than 14 million individuals aged 12 and older were suffering from alcoholism. And each year, more than 2,200 individuals die due to alcohol poisoning. Many may come to wonder, “Am I an alcoholic?” What Causes Alcoholism? Some individuals are more prone to alcoholism than others. Alcoholism...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 3, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcoholic alcoholic behavior alcoholics Source Type: blogs

What Are the Risks of Drinking Alcohol?
Drinking alcohol causes damage to your health in both the short term and long term, even for moderate drinkers. For individuals who suffer from addiction to alcohol and frequently drink in excess, these risks become higher. Knowing the risks of drinking alcohol is important to help avoid drinking to excess and reduce the likelihood of these risks. Short-Term Risks of Drinking Alcohol There are many short-term risks that occur when drinking alcohol. These risks can happen to anyone, including individuals suffering from alcohol use disorder, or individuals who are drinking for the very first time. Injuries When you drink al...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 3, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use risks Source Type: blogs

Is Addiction Treatment During the Holidays a Good Idea?
Addiction treatment during the holidays can seem tricky. For many individuals, the holidays are a merry time; a time to reunite, a time to rejoice, and a time to party – an activity that often encourages heavy drinking and recreational drug use. But for individuals suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction, the festive landscape is rife with landmines that threaten both sobriety and safety. Whether it’s another party invitation or a stressful family situation, addiction triggers abound this time of year. Expounding on the issue of holiday stress and addiction, Harvard Medical School professor Peter Grinspoon...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 28, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Stories Addiction Treatment and Program Resources addiction treatment center holiday holiday parties holidays Source Type: blogs

What are the Withdrawal Symptoms from Vicodin?
Withdrawal can occur after the discontinuation of any drug. There are many stages of withdrawal symptoms as your body works to adjust. Depending on the length and severity of the addiction, these symptoms can range from mild to debilitating. Opioid withdrawal can be particularly difficult. If you are thinking about getting help for a Vicodin addiction, it is important to know what to expect and how to ease your withdrawal symptoms from Vicodin. What is Vicodin? According to Drugs.com, Vicodin contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 28, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Painkiller drug detox prescription drug abuse prescription drug abuse prevention and treatment act prescription drug addiction prescription drug detox prescription drugs prescrip Source Type: blogs

When to Travel or Stay Local for Treatment
Addiction looks different for everybody. Some addictions are more severe than others, with different substances involved and all have different root causes. This is why there are so many different options available for addiction treatment. Some people may want inpatient treatment, while others may find that outpatient works just fine. Some may need medicated assisted detox, while others might not. Some may want to travel and get away for treatment, while others need to stay local. Learning what is best for you and when to travel or stay local for treatment can make a significant difference in your long-term recovery proce...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 28, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcohol Rehab Information Drug Rehab Information addiction treatment center drug treatment center treating addicts treatment facilities treatment facility treatment options t Source Type: blogs

Challenges of Rehab and Privacy
Coming to terms with the fact that you are suffering from addiction is not an easy process. It is extremely emotional, and chances are, you have had to suffer from many negative consequences in your life in order to come to this realization. Moreover, making the decision to finally get help for your addiction is an admirable one, but it is not always something you want to broadcast for everyone to know. This is one of the many challenges of rehab and privacy, and it can be a major roadblock for people when making the decision to finally go to treatment. How do you get help for your addiction or go away for an extended per...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 28, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcohol Rehab Information Drug Rehab Information drug rehabilitation program luxury drug rehabilitation privacy rehab center rehabilitation for drug addiction residential rehab treating addicts Source Type: blogs

Characteristics of a Luxury Treatment Center
Getting help for your addiction is a huge decision. Taking a look in the mirror isn’t easy; it takes a lot of strength and courage to admit that the way you have been doing things is wrong. Going to a luxury treatment center may be on the top of your list as far as what type of care you would prefer. There are countless options when it comes to choosing which rehab center to choose from. This is especially true with luxury treatment centers, who each claim to boast the best of the best. While most luxury treatment centers offer similar amenities, quality and service can still vary. That is why it is important to kno...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 28, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcohol Rehab Information luxury luxury drug rehabilitation luxury heroin rehab rehab center rehabilitation for drug addiction treatment center treatment facilities treatment facility Source Type: blogs

Alcohol Abuse by Teenagers
Alcohol is the drug of choice for most teenagers and can lead to severe consequences. Alcohol abuse by teenagers not only affects the young people who are drinking, but also impacts the safety of the people they encounter. Luckily, there are signs to look out for, ways to prevent alcohol abuse by teenagers and ways to get help. Stats on Alcohol Abuse by Teenagers Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug among youth in the United States, making it a very large problem. Here are some statistics on alcohol abuse by teenagers, provided by the CDC. Excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among un...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 22, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Drinking Teenagers alcohol abuse alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcoholism teens Source Type: blogs

Am I An Opioid Addict?
Cliffside Malibu does not condone the use of the term “addict” when referring to people suffering from the disorder of addiction. However, we do understand that others still may use the term in order to find information. Many people may find themselves asking the question, “am I an opioid addict?” if they feel as if their use has spiraled out of control. There are many ways to find out if you may have become addicted to opioids, as well as ways to get help and find treatment. How Opioid Addiction Begins Nearly 80% of heroin users started with prescription opioids, which puts prescription drugs and ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 22, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals addiction treatment opioid opioid crisis opioids pharmaceutical addiction pharmaceutical drug abuse treatment Source Type: blogs

What Is The Opioid Crisis?
The opioid crisis is known as the health crisis surrounding prescription, and nonprescription, opioid drugs. The overdose and death rates of opioids are climbing exponentially and the use of the drug is more rampant now than ever. How Did the Opioid Crisis Begin? In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to prescription opioid pain relievers, and healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. Before long, this lead to the medications becoming misused and it became apparent that these medications were indeed highly addictive. However,...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 22, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Heroin Addiction Recovery opioid opioid crisis opioids pharmaceutical addiction pharmaceutical drug abuse treatment pharmacists Source Type: blogs

Opioid Overdose: What Happens and What to Do
The largest risks that come with using opioids are addiction and overdose. An overdose occurs when the body has received too much of a substance or a combination of substances. An opioid overdose can be fatal, which makes it important for all individuals to know the signs of one and what to do if it happens. What Happens During an Opioid Overdose? Opioid overdose can occur at any time, even if the opioids are being used as directed and as prescribed. Doctors can accidentally over-prescribe medications or the body can have a reaction that wasn’t expected. Opioids are a depressant, meaning they slow down the central n...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 21, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Heroin Painkiller Substance Abuse drug overdose heroin addiction heroin users opiates opioid opioids prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction prescription medication Source Type: blogs

How to Quit Drinking
Alcohol is everywhere — restaurants, corner liquor stores, bars, college, celebrations, sports events, weddings, the holidays and more. It can seem nearly impossible to escape alcohol since drinking culture is so embedded in American life. Millions of people suffer from alcohol use disorder and aren’t able to maintain acceptable drinking habits, instead, becoming addicted and suffering from a chronic, progressive disease that can ruin their lives. Luckily, it is a treatable disorder, and learning how to quit drinking is possible. Make the Decision to Quit Drinking The most important step in learning how to qui...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 21, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol addiction alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol disorder alcohol treatment binge drinking drinking problem dr Source Type: blogs

What Are Opioid Overdose Signs?
On average, 130 Americans die from an opioid overdose every day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers opioid overdose an epidemic in the United States, estimating it responsible for nearly 68 percent of 70,000 drug-related deaths in 2017. Understanding the effects of opioids can prevent opioid overdose, and knowing the opioid overdose signs can save lives. What Are Opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Opioid drugs reduce pain by binding to opioid receptors in your brain, spinal cord and other areas of the body, creating morphine-like effects. The CDC ide...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 21, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Heroin Painkiller Substance Abuse drug overdose opiate opiate abuse opiate addiction opiates opioid opioids Source Type: blogs

What Are Sleeping Pill Side Effects?
Insomnia can be a disruptive condition that affects your entire life. When you aren’t able to sleep at night, it can negatively impact issues in almost every area of your life and well-being. If you are taking sleeping pills or are thinking about starting to take sleeping pills, make sure you know as much as possible about all the sleeping pill side effects. What Are Sleeping Pills and How Do They Work? Sleeping pills are used to treat insomnia. According to the National Sleep Foundation, insomnia is described as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so. People with ins...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 15, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Sleep healthy sleep insomnia sleep aids sleep and chronobiology laboratory sleep deprivation sleep disorder treatment sleep disorders sleep duration sleep habits sleeping sleeping pills sleeplessness Source Type: blogs

What is the Definition of “Opioid”?
What is the Definition of “Opioid”? The definition of opioid is as follows: Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and many others. Opioids work by interacting with the opioid receptors on nerve cells in the body and brain. By interacting with these receptors, opioids medications are able to cut off communication between the pain point on the body to the brain. This chemical interaction gives it’s users pain relief that is too great for ov...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 15, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction to Pharmaceuticals fentanyl heroin heroin addiction opiate opiate abuse opiate addiction opiates opioid opioids Source Type: blogs

Barriers to Recovery During the Holidays
Addiction is a chronic, progressive condition that requires treatment to overcome. However, a large percentage of people who need treatment do not seek it. There are several reasons for this, but there seems to be even more of a reluctance to get help around the holidays. If you or someone you love is experiencing addiction and are finding roadblocks keep popping up, keep reading for the extra barriers to recovery during the holidays and how to overcome them. Traditions and Festivities One of the major barriers to recovery during the holidays is that people simply do not want to miss out on all the holiday traditions and ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 11, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Uncategorized addiction help call for help family family support holiday holiday parties holidays treatment Source Type: blogs

Tips for Traveling While in Recovery
When people travel for any reason, whether for business or personal, a lot of regular routines and boundaries tend to fall. The gym gets neglected, diets are put on hold, and unknowns are present. Whether you are newly sober or have been in recovery for a while, it is important to follow these tips for traveling while in recovery to make sure you stay on track. Bring Some Comforts of Home Recreating your comfort zone on the road can make you feel more grounded while traveling. This can be anything from your pillow, your favorite throw blanket, a candle, or even your dog. It will add a personal touch to your hotel room so ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 5, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Drinking Exercise Healthy Eating and Recovery Sober Living and Aftercare holidays sobriety travel traveling Source Type: blogs

Cost of Opioid Treatment
When an individual realizes they need to receive treatment in order to overcome their opioid addiction, roadblocks begin to emerge. These roadblocks to recovery can be anything from family and home life logistics, work and job responsibilities, and the cost of opioid treatment. While the cost of opioid treatment might seem like a large investment, it is important to understand what goes into the cost of opioid treatment and the value it brings in the long run compared to the cost of addiction. Cost of Untreated Opioid Use Disorder Before understanding the cost of opioid treatment, it is important to understand the costs i...
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What is Detoxing from Suboxone Like?
According to their website, Suboxone is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to and dependent on opioid drugs. This can mean either prescription or illegal drugs. Suboxone is used as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy. Even though Suboxone is used as a means to transition people off of opioid addiction, an addiction to Suboxone itself may occur. Detoxing from Suboxone is the final stage in medication-assisted treatment and can at times be uncomfortable. Understanding Medication-Assisted Treatment For individuals suffering from an addiction to ...
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