Holistic therapy and how they help fight addiction
What is holistic therapy? Holistic therapy is defined as non-medicinal recovery methods. At Cliffside, we use holistic therapy to complement traditional treatment practices. Holistic therapy aims to bring the mind, body and spirit into alignment. It focuses on the patient’s overall well-being while also treating physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal. They can be very beneficial to addiction therapy because they can be calming, healing outlets to use in place of old behaviors. They support the constant growth of each patient – mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Holistic therapy aids in he...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - August 14, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Acupuncture Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Complementary Therapies Drinking Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Eating Disorders Exercise Healthy Eating and Recovery Holistic Treatment Source Type: blogs

Behavioral Therapy: DBT and CBT and How They Help Fight Addiction
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBD) is a short-term behavioral psychotherapy used as a hands-on approach to re-teach patients problem-solving as well as changing the patterns of behavior and thinking that lead to a patient’s difficulties. It can be used to treat a wide variety of issues from problems sleeping, to relationship issues, to drug and alcohol abuse. CBT is designed to change the patient’s attitudes and actions by focusing on thoughts, images and beliefs and how they relate to the way the patient behaves towards emotional problems. Cognitive Behavioral Therap...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - August 8, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcoholism Anxiety Behavioral Addictions Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Mental Health Relationships behavioral disorder cbt dbt emotions family positive relationships psychotherap Source Type: blogs

Stages of Change
What are the Stages of Change? At the University of Rhode Island, two researchers named Prochaska and DiClemente deciphered that there are 6 stages individuals go through and experience while seeking addiction, going through recovery and ultimately maintaining sobriety. These stages became a model known as “The Stages of Change”, which we base our individualized treatment plans on at Cliffside Malibu. This means that we meet you where you are mentally, physically, and spiritually, helping you to overcome the issues that have caused your addiction to grow to what it has become. Utilizing a carefully selected arr...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - August 3, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Behavioral Addictions Cocaine Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Heroin Methamphetamines Sober Living and Aftercare Substan Source Type: blogs

What is the Difference between Residential/PHP/IOP treatment?
What is Residential Rehab? Rehabilitation in a residential setting is referred to as Residential Rehab. In residential rehab, patients reside in a facility more reminiscent of a home for the length of their treatment. Treatments can vary anywhere in length from 30, 60 to 90 days or more. (Duration of stay can be shorter or long depending on the type of addiction, as well as co-occurring dependency on other addictions or coinciding mental health disorders).
Duration of stay is wholly dependent on how well the Client is doing during their stay in rehabilitation. Our treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders are als...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - August 2, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Depression Treatment Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Substance Abuse addiction treatment center addiction treatment facility Source Type: blogs

Luxury Alcohol Treatment Center
Americans are drinking more than ever. In fact, a 2017 study published in JAMA Psychiatry found that 1 out of every 8 Americans struggles with alcohol abuse. The number is rising at a steady amount, and the study suggests the importance of “destigmatizing these conditions and encouraging those who cannot reduce their alcohol consumption on their own…to seek treatment” from professional resources, like alcohol treatment centers. There are more stages between casual drinking and alcoholism than most people think – and often, it can even take years for someone to progress from one stage to the next. ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - July 24, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Drinking Substance Abuse alcohol abuse luxury recovery sobriety Source Type: blogs

Nine Questions to Ask When Choosing a Rehab
This year, the USA is on pace for 50,000+ overdose deaths as we saw in 2016 and 88,000 deaths from alcohol misuse. There is no indication that the Federal government will follow through on past initiatives to stem the opioid abuse epidemic. Plans to cut Medicaid and repeal the Affordable Care Act could decimate treatment opportunities for those most in need. The time to act, if you have a loved one in need of addiction treatment, is now. But how does one choose the best treatment center? Here are some questions that might help you find the best addiction treatment facility to meet your needs: Do you have a bed available ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - June 18, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff PhD Tags: Abuse Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcoholism Behavioral Addictions Current Events Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Make Your Business More Profitable: Invest in Addiction Treatment
If you own or operate a business with more than ten employees, the odds are that at least one of those workers has a substance abuse problem. Bloomberg News reports that: 3 million Americans admit to using prescription painkillers for non-medical purposes; Overdose is a leading cause of death in the USA; Opioid abuse costs employers $12 billion a year; At any given time, at least 10% of American workers are intoxicated at work. These are startling figures, particularly as employers recognize that employees who are under the influence not only underperform and have greater absenteeism than their counterparts, but they al...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 1, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

Pre-Existing Conditions: How the New Proposed Healthcare Plan Could Deny You Coverage
Congressional Republicans are dead-set on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, seemingly without regard for making improvements to the system. The President’s promise was more people covered with better care at less cost. That is not what the new GOP proposal would provide. The main criteria for GOP proposals seems to be to make plans cheaper by eliminating access to care for millions of Americans. The latest iteration of the Republican healthcare proposal is to remove protections for “pre-existing conditions” from health insurance policies. This is the most disastrous of the Republican prop...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 1, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff PhD Tags: Abuse Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcoholism Behavioral Addictions Current Events Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Mental Health addiction treatment center drug treat Source Type: blogs

Why Can ’t People Get Healthcare in Rural America?
Why Can’t People Get Healthcare in Rural America? There is a medical crisis in rural America. There aren’t enough physicians to meet the needs of small towns, and the problem is only getting worse. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are more than 6,600 primary care health professional shortage areas (HPSA) scattered throughout the United States. The total number of HPSAs in the United States, including areas that lack adequate mental health services and dental care, is nearly 17,000. Most of these shortages occur in rural areas. The same rural areas experiencing a shortage of m...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - April 10, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff PhD Tags: Abuse Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcoholism Behavioral Addictions Current Events Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Mental Health addiction treatment center alcohol ab Source Type: blogs

To Overcome Addiction, You Must Address Underlying Trauma
One of the most widely known addiction treatment groups, Alcoholics Anonymous, famously lists twelve steps the addict must take to overcome their addiction. While these steps include everything from admitting you’re powerlessness over the substances you abuse to seeking out people you’ve wronged in the past to make amends, none of the steps mentions acknowledging or coming to terms with a traumatic experience. Some healthcare professionals take a different perspective on addiction recovery. According to a wide body of research over the past 20 years, experiencing a traumatic event as a child or young adult gre...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - April 3, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: SheilaS Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

Medical Marijuana Saves Lives
With so many political crises to attend to daily, it’s hard not to let important issues fall by the wayside. However, with the unveiling of the Republican plan to reform the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the powerful opposition to that plan, nothing is being done to address the opioid abuse epidemic our nation faces. Every day we turn our attention to other matters, Americans die of overdose. But there is something we can do while the national debate on health insurance rages – encourage the use of medical marijuana for pain sufferers. More than half the states in the nation and the District of Columbia have l...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 13, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Tate Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

The Impact of the Proposed Republican Reforms to the Affordable Care Act
Americans have gotten their first glimpse of proposed Republican reforms to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the news is not good for those who suffer from addiction and other vulnerable populations. The changes could make it impossible for many who currently have access to care to get treatment in the future, reversing the progress made by the ACA. The result, if the changes pass Congress, will mean a loss of life. There is some good news in the Republican proposal. Some of the most important and popular aspects of the ACA will be retained. These include: 1) Young adults up to the age of 26 will be able to stay on their...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 9, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff PhD Tags: Abuse Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcoholism Behavioral Addictions Current Events Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Mental Health addiction treatment center drug abuse Source Type: blogs

Prescription Lies: Five Myths about Prescription Pain Killers
When you’re in pain, you’re willing to do whatever it takes to feel better. For Americans diagnosed with chronic pain, getting a prescription for an opioid-based pain killer can seem like the only way to regain day-to-day function. But in desperation to find a treatment that effectively manages chronic pain, patients may rush into a treatment plan that fails to live up to their expectations or even meet their medical needs. Here are five of the biggest myths about prescription pain killers and the surprising truths about the drug they conceal. Prescription pain killers are a permanent solution for chronic pai...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 12, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Tate Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

State Autonomy or Federal Negligence? Medicaid Cuts in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction
State and federal governments pay deeply for addiction. One study conducted by researchers at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that the opioid addiction crisis has cost the United States more than $78 billion. The cost is staggering. As President Trump and Congress consider deep cuts to Medicaid, a move designed to give states more freedom and curtail federal funding, public health advocates have to ask: is Trump’s proposed health care reform a nod to states’ independence or federal negligence to address a national addiction epidemic? The dramatic decrease in funding key to Congr...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 6, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff PhD Tags: Abuse Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcoholism Behavioral Addictions Current Events Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Mental Health drug abuse drug addiction drug trea Source Type: blogs

The United States ’ Greatest Barriers to Improved Mental Health Care Services and What Advocates Can Do to Enhance Care
The United States’ Greatest Barriers to Improved Mental Health Care Services and What Advocates Can Do to Enhance Care What stops people who need mental health treatment from getting the support they need? While on average one in five American adults experiences some form of mental illness every year, just over 40% of people living with a mental health disorder receive treatment. What happened to discourage the other 60% of people from getting help and what can we do about it? One of the greatest barriers to seeking mental health care is system capacity. There just aren’t enough mental health professionals or t...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 30, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff PhD Tags: Abuse Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcoholism Behavioral Addictions Current Events Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Mental Health Uncategorized drug addiction drug t Source Type: blogs

Getting Better With Time: Engage Your Brain for Mental Fitness Later in Life
What can you do to keep mentally fit as you age? Here are a few tips to consider. Play: Play is not just for children. It is also a great work out for the brain. A recent study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience asked elderly Japanese adults to play a game geared towards increasing their cognitive function, once a day for fifteen minutes over a period of four weeks. The researchers found that participants not only enjoyed the exercise, but they also saw a decrease in depressive moods after playing the interactive game. Use technology: There’s a stereotype that getting older means being less interested in n...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 30, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Tate Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

Hit the Hay: Three Reasons Why Good Sleep is Crucial for Mental Health
One in three American adults don’t get enough sleep. Though Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that as many as ninety percent of North Americans respond to this chronic lack of sleep with a regular dose of caffeine, that little pick-me-up doesn’t cut it. Sleep deprivation is still having an impact on the individual’s body. Failing to get at least seven hours of sleep at night for adults can have dangerous effects on individuals’ mental health. Here are three reasons why you should prioritize quality sleep for the sake of your peace of mind. The brain needs regular cleaning. Throughout the day as the br...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 25, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

How the Federal Government ’s Opposition to Medical Marijuana Research Keeps Patients in the Dark
How the Federal Government’s Opposition to Medical Marijuana Research Keeps Patients in the Dark Last week the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report surveying over 10,000 scientific studies to determine conclusively how marijuana interacts with the body. The review was especially concerned with marijuana’s efficacy as a medicine as well as its positive and negative short- and long-term effects on users. Some of the Academies’ published conclusions were incredible. For example, there is conclusive evidence that cannabis and/or cannabinoids are an effective treatment for...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 17, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

What You Need to Know about Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is one of the most under-utilized tools we have to fight our country’s ongoing addiction crisis. Ideally, this intervention employs specific pharmaceutical drugs combined with counseling and behavioral therapies, but its true power is often obscured by misunderstanding. Effective use of MAT can make the difference between a long, healthy life and an untimely death by overdose. Here’s what you need to know about MAT and why people battling addiction should consider it. Decades of research shows that properly administered MAT is a safe, effective treatment option for substance...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 9, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

Deadlier than Heroin: How Fentanyl is Becoming Public Health Enemy No. 1
For the first time in the city’s recorded history, more than 1,000 New Yorkers are expected to die from a fatal drug overdose in 2017. Key to this record-breaking statistic is the increased abuse of fentanyl, a cheap synthetic opioid up to 100 times more powerful than heroin. Relatively unknown to the general public until recently, this drug’s astounding lethality is tearing across the country as deaths related to fentanyl and other synthetic opioids surged more than 70% from 2014 to 2015. So where did this drug come from, and why are so many people dying because of it? Fentanyl has been utilized in medical se...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - January 3, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

Making New Year ’s Resolutions that Work in 2017
Making New Year’s Resolutions that Work in 2017 The key to making and keeping New Year’s resolutions is that they have to involve complete lifestyle change. Throwing money at a gym membership without a solid plan to change your lifestyle results in squandered money and disappointment. Here are six tips to help you create New Year’s resolutions that will actually change your life. Make a plan. If the change you want to make is important to you, you must make a plan to ensure that the change happens. For example, if you want to improve your fitness, you must identify a type of workout that you enjoy and sc...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 29, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, PhD Tags: Abuse Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcoholism Behavioral Addictions Current Events Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Mental Health Source Type: blogs

How to Talk to Your Family about Drinking this New Year ’s Eve
How to Talk to Your Family about Drinking this New Year’s Eve Talking with friends or loved ones about being more careful when they drink alcohol can feel uncomfortable. But for thousands of Americans who die from alcohol poisoning every year or are killed by a drunk driver on New Year’s Eve, one uncomfortable conversation could have made the difference between life or death. Here’s how you can broach the subject with friends, children, siblings or parents, and help them stay safe and healthy as they welcome 2017. Your loved one may brush off your concerns about their drinking on New Year’s Eve by b...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 29, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

Exporting Pain: Here ’s Why Some Doctors are Labeled ‘Opioiphobic’
Exporting Pain: Here’s Why Some Doctors are Labeled ‘Opioiphobic’ While patients and medical professionals in the United States have wised up to the potential harm of prescription opioids like OxyContin, its manufacturers aren’t willing to sell any less, instead choosing to pursue an aggressive marketing campaign internationally rather than give up on potential profits. This move is a threat to the health and well-being of millions of people worldwide. There’s no need for other countries to make the same mistakes we’re still overcoming. America is in the thick of an opioid addiction and ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 20, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

Elephant Sedative Carfentanyl is the Latest and Deadliest Heroin Additive
One of the biggest risks associated with illegal drug use is that there’s no way to know for sure exactly what’s in the substance you’re consuming. Many drug cartels dilute their products with nearly indistinguishable substances, for example mixing powdered milk into a batch of heroin, in order to increase the overall quantity of the drug, sell more, and make more money. One uncommon heroin additive that’s been making headlines recently is carfentanyl. An analogue of the more commonly known opioid analgesic fentanyl, carfentanyl was first produced in 1974 and intended for sedating large animals lik...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 12, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Richard Taite addiction Addiction Recovery addiction treatment addiction treatment center drug treatment center prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction substance abuse Source Type: blogs

How Can You Know if You ’re Depressed?
How Can You Know if You’re Depressed? Though we’ve come a long way in the treatment of mental illness, there still is not consensus on the diagnosis and treatment of even the most common metal illnesses, including depression. In a recent review of diagnostic tools conducted by Universiteit van Amsterdam, researchers revealed that there is relatively little consistency in how practitioners define and diagnose depression. For example, some diagnostic tools focused specifically on the physical symptoms of depression, like loss of appetite and insomnia. Other tools asked the patients about their moods and feelings...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 7, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Richard Taite addiction Addiction Recovery addiction treatment addiction treatment center alcoholism drug treatment center prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction substance abuse Source Type: blogs

Here ’s How Stress Recalibrates Your Brain, Driving Alcohol Consumption
Here’s How Stress Recalibrates Your Brain, Driving Alcohol Consumption Stress creates feelings that we sometimes deal with in maladaptive ways. A long wait at the post office might stress you so much that you choose to stay home with pizza and a movie instead of going to the gym. Caring for an ailing parent might start you on a path of drinking every night. Responses to stress vary, but fall within a set of norms. Skipping the gym or feeling compelled to go out for a drink are the kind of responses we accept without question. It’s natural to want to “indulge” after a bad day, conventional thinking g...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - December 6, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, PhD Tags: Abuse Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcoholism Behavioral Addictions Current Events Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Benzodiazepines: What You Should Know Before Filling Your Prescription
The opioid crisis is still in full swing, but that doesn’t mean opioids are the only class of drugs hurting people. Benzodiazepines, like Xanax, Versed, Ativan, or Valium, are a class of drugs that are prescribed for anxiety and panic disorders. Prescriptions for and overdoses caused by benzodiazepines, which depress the central nervous system, have increased at alarming rates over the last twenty years. Here’s what you need to know about benzodiazepines before you fill your prescription. Like all prescription drugs, there are some people in specific circumstances who can benefit from properly used prescriptio...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 29, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: sheilas Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

Looking Forward: Obstacles and Opportunities for Trump ’s Fight Against Opioid Addiction
Looking Forward: Obstacles and Opportunities for Trump’s Fight Against Opioid Addiction What will the fight against opioid addiction look like under President Trump? Although the president-elect has yet to appoint the Secretary of Health and Human Services who will inherit this public health crisis, Trump and his transition team have been discussing possible strategies since his historic election just two weeks ago. With under 60 days to go until his administration begins running the country, here’s what President Trump’s strategy to end opioid addiction could look like and the obstacles he’ll face ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 22, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: sheilas Tags: Richard Taite addiction Addiction Recovery addiction treatment drug treatment center prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction substance abuse Source Type: blogs

States Aren ’t Enough: Here’s Why the DEA Should Change Marijuana’s Schedule I Classification
More than half the states in the nation and Washington DC have legalized medical marijuana. While people managing pain or living with extremely painful forms of cancer in those states are grateful, some researchers and addiction treatment providers are arguing that just changing the drug’s status at a state level doesn’t go far enough. Here’s why we have to move marijuana out of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) Schedule I category and how that move could improve millions of Americans’ lives. The DEA’s tiered drug schedule originated in the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 and created...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 16, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

Trump is Backpedaling on Obamacare: Here ’s Why That’s Good
One thing Trump voters say they love about him is his propensity to “tell it like it is.” But just days after becoming the next president-elect of the United States, Donald Trump is already backpedaling on his campaign promise to immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) once he’s in office. Here’s why Trump’s pivot may be a good thing for millions of Americans who need health care. It’s true that for many the ACA wasn’t exactly as affordable as we were told it would be. Many people who signed up for insurance through state markets were hit with unconscionably high premiums,...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 14, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, PhD Tags: Abuse Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Alcoholism Behavioral Addictions Current Events Drug Rehab Information Drug Treatment Mental Health Source Type: blogs

Cutting Off the Supply: The Good and Bad of Opioid Prescription Limits
In October 2016, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin proposed regulations that would limit the number of opioid-based prescriptions a patient can receive based on certain criteria. At face value this seems like a simple, no-nonsense way to curb the state’s raging opioid epidemic, but some addiction treatment professionals aren’t so sure it will work. Here are the benefits and the shortcomings of state-based opioid prescription limits. As many people’s first exposure to the endorphin rush of opioids is through a prescription, giving out fewer prescriptions can be a helpful addiction prevention tool. Curre...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 7, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Richard Taite Source Type: blogs

Legalizing Marijuana: Separating Fact from Fiction
In addition to choosing a president this November 8th nine states have marijuana legalization on the ballot this election day. Just like the presidential election, misinformation abounds when it comes to marijuana and the effects its legalization would have on the states considering it. Here are a few of the most common myths associated with marijuana legalization and the truths they’re hiding. Myth: Only recreational smokers want to legalize marijuana. Reality: Medical marijuana is an effective treatment for a wide variety of physical and psychological illnesses ranging from chronic pain to seizures to ongoing canc...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - November 1, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Richard Taite addiction treatment center drug addiction drug treatment drug treatment center healthy eating prescription drug abuse prescription drug addiction substance abuse Source Type: blogs

Pharmaceutical Lobbyists Are Gearing Up to Fight Pricing Regulations
In a republic like that in the USA, elected officials are appointed by the people to represent their interests at all levels throughout the government. Sizable campaign donations from big businesses with specific policy interests have a way of distorting this relationship between elected representatives and their constituencies, often compelling officials to act in the companies’ best interest at the expense of the American people. The biggest pharmaceutical lobbyist groups are no different, and during this congressional recess they’re gearing up to use their considerable power, money, and influence to protect...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - October 26, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Constance Scharff, PhD Tags: Richard Taite addiction Addiction Recovery addiction treatment addiction treatment center drug abuse drug addiction drug treatment center substance abuse Source Type: blogs