5 Tips for a Sober Summer
As beaches reopen and temperatures heat up, summer activities are gaining momentum again. As much...The post5 Tips for a Sober Summer appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - August 12, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Sober Living and Aftercare sobriety summer summer triggers Source Type: blogs

4 Ways to Cope With Financial Issues Related to COVID-19
4 Ways to Cope with Financial Issues Related to COVID-19 Like millions of Americans and people all over the world, you...The post4 Ways to Cope With Financial Issues Related to COVID-19 appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - August 12, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Sober Living and Aftercare coronavirus covid covid-19 covid19 financial issues Source Type: blogs

How to Help an “Alcoholic”
How to Help an “Alcoholic” “How can I help my loved one who is an alcoholic?” is a question you may...The postHow to Help an“Alcoholic” appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - July 1, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism addicted to alcohol alcohol abuse alcohol addiction alcohol disorder alcohol use disorder loved ones Source Type: blogs

Challenges of Telehealth During COVID-19
Over the past few weeks, the world has banded together in many ways. Whether it ’s helping...The postChallenges of Telehealth During COVID-19 appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - June 10, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery coronavirus covid covid-19 covid19 family therapy individual therapy telehealth therapist Source Type: blogs

Why the Coronavirus Quarantine is an Ideal Time to Get Sober
While there is seemingly no “perfect” time to get sober,...The postWhy the Coronavirus Quarantine is an Ideal Time to Get Sober appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - June 3, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Rehab Information Current Events addiction treatment coronavirus covid covid-19 getting sober quarantine sobriety social distancing Source Type: blogs

Social Distancing and Quarantine: Looking at the Bright Side
Social Distancing and Quarantine During Coronavirus: Looking at the Bright Side With everything going on in the world right now, it...The postSocial Distancing and Quarantine: Looking at the Bright Side appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - June 3, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Anxiety Children Current Events coronavirus covid-19 covid19 family quarantine relapse prevention sober sobriety social distancing Source Type: blogs

Coronavirus: Difference Between Quarantine, Isolation, and Social Distancing
Coronavirus: Differences Between Quarantine, Isolation and Social Distancing While there is no cure or vaccine for coronavirus just yet, we have...The postCoronavirus: Difference Between Quarantine, Isolation, and Social Distancing appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 28, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Coronavirus Quarantine and Binge Drinking
As each day blurs into the next during the coronavirus quarantine, it can be difficult to...The postCoronavirus Quarantine and Binge Drinking appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 28, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism addicted to alcohol alcohol addiction alcohol dependence coronavirus covid-19 covid19 Source Type: blogs

Dangers of Overdosing During Coronavirus Quarantine
During this coronavirus pandemic, there are many risks posed to people who have an addiction....The postDangers of Overdosing During Coronavirus Quarantine appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 22, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery addiction treatment aftercare coronavirus covid-19 covid19 drug overdose Source Type: blogs

How to Watch For Signs of Relapse During the Coronavirus Isolation
How to Watch for Signs of Relapse During Coronavirus Isolation By now, you know that the coronavirus isolation and social distancing...The postHow to Watch For Signs of Relapse During the Coronavirus Isolation appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 22, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Sober Living and Aftercare coronavirus covid-19 covid19 managing triggers relapse relapse prevention signs of addiction Source Type: blogs

Can Drinking Age Your Brain? New Study by USC Says Yes
Can Drinking Age Your Brain? USC Study Says Yes Drinking alcohol can cause a variety of damage to your brain and...The postCan Drinking Age Your Brain? New Study by USC Says Yes appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 16, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism alcohol abuse alcohol addiction alcohol dependency alcohol detox Source Type: blogs

Staying Healthy During Coronavirus
It ’s been more than a month since coronavirus turned our world upside down. We are in the...The postStaying Healthy During Coronavirus appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 15, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Current Events Exercise Healthy Eating and Recovery coronavirus covid19 healthy life healthy living healthy sleep Source Type: blogs

4 Tips on How to be There for a Loved One During Treatment
If your loved one has made the difficult...The post4 Tips on How to be There for a Loved One During Treatment appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 8, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources family family involvement family support family therapy loved ones support system Source Type: blogs

Managing Triggers Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic
Managing Triggers During the COVID-19 Pandemic As the world tries to manage life during the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be even...The postManaging Triggers Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 8, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Current Events Mental Health Sober Living and Aftercare covid-19 managing triggers recovery relapse Source Type: blogs

Substance Use Disorder in the United States
About 23 million people living in the United States have an addiction of some...The postSubstance Use Disorder in the United States appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 2, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Substance Abuse substance abuse care substance abuse problems substance abuse treatment substance abuse treatment facility Source Type: blogs

Why People Aren ’t Talking About Substance Use Disorder
Why People Don’t Talk about Substance Use Disorder Substance use disorder can be a difficult topic for many individuals. Depending on...The postWhy People Aren’t Talking About Substance Use Disorder appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - May 2, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Substance Abuse substance absuse substance abuse care substance abuse treatment substance abuse treatment facility Source Type: blogs

Substance Use Disorder in Adolescence
The teenage years of life tend to be some of the most stressful years. Between lowered...The postSubstance Use Disorder in Adolescence appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - April 24, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery Addiction Stories Children Teenagers adolescence adolescent health substance abuse teens Source Type: blogs

Substance Use Disorder with a Disability
Substance use disorder knows no bounds and that includes individuals who have a disability. Having...The postSubstance Use Disorder with a Disability appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - April 24, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction to Pharmaceuticals disability disabled substance abuse substance abuse treatment Source Type: blogs

What to Say to a Loved One When They Are in Denial About Alcohol Addiction
What to Say to a Loved One When They Are In Denial: Here ’s What to Say There is nothing worse than...The postWhat to Say to a Loved One When They Are in Denial About Alcohol Addiction appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - April 2, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcoho Source Type: blogs

How to be There for a Loved One in Recovery During Social Distancing
The coronavirus is quickly spreading, and leaders all...The postHow to be There for a Loved One in Recovery During Social Distancing appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 24, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery coronavirus covid-19 relapse prevention social distancing social media Source Type: blogs

Self-Care During COVID-19
A.K.A #CopingWithCovid During a time of so much uncertainty and information overload, it is important to make time...The postSelf-Care During COVID-19 appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 24, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Addiction Recovery coronavirus covid-19 exercise nutrition self-care Source Type: blogs

What is Blood Alcohol Concentration?
Blood Alcohol Concentration or Content (BAC) refers to the percent of alcohol (ethyl alcohol or ethanol)...The postWhat is Blood Alcohol Concentration? appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 18, 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

Alcohol and the Brain: What Happens?
As most drinkers know, alcohol can cause many side effects on mood, behavior, and decision...The postAlcohol and the Brain: What Happens? appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 18, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol addiction alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatme Source Type: blogs

Alcohol Addiction: Learning from Jessica Simpson ’s Struggle
Alcohol Addiction: Learning from Jessica Simpson ’s Struggle This January, singer Jessica Simpson surprised fans by revealing that she was sober after...The postAlcohol Addiction: Learning from Jessica Simpson ’s Struggle appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 10, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol addiction alcohol detox Source Type: blogs

St. Patrick ’s Day and Binge Drinking
St. Patrick’s Day and Binge Drinking St. Patrick ’s Day is an enjoyable holiday for people of all ages. This holiday is...The postSt. Patrick’s Day and Binge Drinking appeared first onCliffside Malibu. (Source: Cliffside Malibu)
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 10, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol treatment center binge binge drinking Source Type: blogs

Alcohol-Related Death Rates Are On The Rise
In a new article by Medical News Today, more people in the United States are drinking more alcohol and experiencing the harmful effects. The number of hospitalizations is rising in every age group, as are death rates. Knowing the statistics, who is experiencing these effects, and what you can do can help bring alcohol-related death rates down for good. Alcohol-Related Death Rates Impact Innocent People Alcohol doesn’t result in death to just those who drink it. Alcohol can affect innocent people in many ways. For example, 1 in 6 death certificates recording death as a result of drunk driving listed alcohol as a cont...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 4, 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

Alcohol Damage to the Liver – What Happens?
Alcohol Damage to the Liver – What Happens? Alcohol use disorder and heavy drinking present many harmful health risks. They can include everything from high blood pressure to fatal seizures. One of the most well-known health risks that come along with prolonged heavy drinking is liver damage. How does alcohol impact the liver, and what types of alcohol damage to the liver are there? In order to better understand alcohol damage to the liver, it is important to learn how the liver processes alcohol. According to MyDr, there are 2 ways that alcohol can be processed by your liver: Most alcohol is broken down, or metabol...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - March 4, 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

Opioid Medication For Addiction Treatment
For many individuals, “cold-turkey” abstinence isn’t realistic when it comes to recovering from addiction. This is especially true when it comes to opioid addiction. Opioids take over the brain’s chemistry so much to the point that it can be difficult to function without it. Therefore, taking opioid medication for addiction treatment in medication-assisted treatment has been found to help individuals recovering from opioid addiction by reducing the withdrawal symptoms and allowing for their body to readjust. Medication-Assisted Treatment Medication-assisted treatment is the use of medications in co...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 25, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates Medical medical detox medicated-assisted detox medication opioid opioids prescription medication Source Type: blogs

What is the Definition of Alcoholism?
The definition of alcoholism is physical dependence on alcohol to the extent that stopping alcohol use would bring on withdrawal symptoms. Alcoholism may also be used to refer to ingrained drinking habits that cause health or social problems. Alcohol dependence can have many serious effects on the brain, liver, and other organs of the body, some of which can lead to death. Individuals who suffer from alcoholism can differ from each other in many ways. However, there are recognizable symptoms of alcoholism, high-functioning alcoholism, and a means to diagnose alcoholism. Symptoms of Alcoholism Alcoholism symptoms differ fo...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 25, 2020 Category: Addiction Authors: Jaclyn Uloth Tags: Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates alcohol abuse alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment alcohol treatment center alcohol treatment facility alcohol use Source Type: blogs

Why Do People Drink Alcohol?
Depictions of alcohol use are pervasive in American culture–it’s offered in restaurants, we see it on the big screen in movies as well as on the small screen in ads and tv shows. And of course, it’s part of many celebrations and used for toasts in many cultures. At the same time, alcohol has life-threatening consequences that come with every sip. Between drunk driving accidents, increased likelihood of abuse, poor health, and deadly addiction, alcohol is an extremely dangerous substance despite how celebrated it is. With so much that can go wrong with a night of drinking, it can leave many wondering, &ld...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - February 25, 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

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