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Cliffside Malibu
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“My whole life I’ve never had much of a plan. I sort of wandered around from thing to thing, beach to beach, man to man, and found myself bored a lot of the time. I first started using when I was in my teens because I was curious and wanted to get to know the people I saw using, too. Getting drunk and high became a constant part of my meandering, a way to connect to the other lost souls I met on my path. Almost twenty years of my life disappeared before I realized I wasn’t bored or curious anymore, just tired. I wasn’t sure if I’d live another twenty years, but without recovery, I wasn’t going to see forty.
I decided that if I was going to try to get clean I’d give myself the best chance possible. I came to Cliffside Malibu because I wanted the best rehab experience available anywhere. I was serious about recovery, not just a spa holiday. Cliffside was all I hoped for and more. My personal psychotherapist was incredible; she changed my life forever by helping me to find the reasons why I was so ambivalent about living with passion and intention. The treatment plan she and the other staff devised for me, with a vegetarian diet to fit with my moral principles, a personal trainer to help me feel comfortable in my body again after all the damage my drinking had done to it, and a yoga and meditation routine, was better than I could have imagined. It’s crazy, but I didn’t really know what it was like to enjoy being alive before I came to rehab at Cliffside Malibu. I’ve been completely off all drugs and alcohol for just over a year and I can say without a doubt that my life has never been better. I have finally found my home at a retreat in Hawaii. My past life is only a memory. Thank you Cliffside Malibu for letting me know what real happiness is all about!”
Stephanie

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Here are five of the biggest myths about prescription pain killers and the surprising truths about the drug they conceal.

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Ending Addiction for Good being used in a class to teach students studying to become psychotherapists!

If you're interested in reading Ending Addiction for Good, you can get your copy here! http://ow.ly/6hHv308JJ2u
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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. http://ow.ly/VB31308K6Bp

"Thanks to your wonderful program and staff members. We finally understand that addiction recovery is a process and we have learned a lot along the way. Our son started using prescription pain pills his first year in college, for a sports related injury. Before anyone realized it, he had developed a strong dependency on opioid drugs, and it only got worse over time. After watching his grades drop and his physical and mental changes, he agreed to enter a drug rehabilitation program. We withdrew him from the university before he was asked to leave.

The first program our son completed, at age 20, included replacement therapy and the use of Suboxone. The results were devastating for our son. He quickly became addicted to the Suboxone and used it along with other drugs and alcohol. He was hospitalized several times for overdose and nearly died twice.

After some serious research, we were relieved to find that the approach at Cliffside Malibu was one of abstinence. Our son was very willing to go. When we called, he was immediately accepted into your residential treatment program, which he very desperately needed. The abstinence approach is truly the best choice of treatment for serious addiction. Our son received a variety of great therapies, was taught how to take control of his life, including how to prevent relapse. Now 23, he has returned to the university and his grades are great. He continues to practice many of the tools he learned at Cliffside.

The staff was absolutely behind both patient and family, and in our experience went the extra mile to provide responsible and personalized treatment. Without hesitation, we would recommend this program to others. Our family will be eternally grateful to the understanding and help you provided, including helping develop a long-term plan to stay drug free.

Many Thanks,

Mr. and Mrs. [name omitted]"

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Yum!! Here's what we had for dinner this week!
Grilled seasoned chicken with lardon.
Recipe: salt pepper, cumin, olive oil and lardon.
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There just aren’t enough mental health professionals or treatment centers available to meet the needs of the millions of Americans who need mental health treatment, including treatment for addiction.
#mentalhealth
#addiction

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What can you do to keep mentally fit as you age? Here are a few tips to consider.

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Given the ongoing opioid epidemic and the importance of affordable health care, what would a change to Medicaid’s financing mean for people receiving services through state-based Medicaid expansion programs? http://ow.ly/2PV5308m5Ez
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