Entries by LifeSync Malibu

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Addiction and Trauma Treatment

Addiction and trauma treatment often go hand in hand. Learn about the role that trauma may play in a substance use disorder. When thinking about the causes of addiction it is clear that there are many diverse risk factors that can play a role. One of them is a history of trauma. When someone witnesses […]

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What Are the Effects of Opiate Abuse

Learn about the harsh effects of opiate abuse. When someone abuses opiates, such as heroin or prescription pills, the results can be devastating. Opiate dependence or addiction can turn your life upside down. Learn about the effects of opiate abuse, as well as how to break free from these potent drugs. What Are Opiates? Opiates […]

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What are Signs of an Overdose

Drug overdose deaths reached an all-time high in 2020. Learn what are signs of an overdose are and what to do if someone overdoses. An overdose happens when someone ingests more drugs or alcohol than their body can safely process. The toxic levels build up in the bloodstream and can lead to severe impairment or […]

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Recovering from Diazepam Addiction

Diazepam addiction can creep up on you without warning. Learn about the dangers of this drug and how to break free. Diazepam (brand name Valium) was once called a “wonder drug.” It had a reputation of being a safe, effective drug for treating anxiety symptoms and an array of other conditions. Early on, it was […]

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What Helps Suboxone Withdrawal

Learn about what helps Suboxone withdrawal, and what to expect in treatment. When someone enters rehab to receive help for an opioid addiction they may be prescribed a drug called Suboxone. It is an MAT drug that can help reduce cravings and help reduce the risk of relapse. This can allow them to become more […]

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How to Help a Family Member with Addiction

Getting a loved one with a substance use disorder (SUD) the help they need. There is nothing so sad as seeing someone you care for battle a substance problem. Families know firsthand that the fallout of the SUD affects all members. Addiction is surely a family disease, with plenty of pain to go around. Your […]

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Painkiller Withdrawal Symptoms

Opioid and Opiate Withdrawal What Is Opioid Withdrawal? Learn how to prepare for opioid detox and withdrawal. Breaking free from opioid dependence is not an easy feat. First, you must commit to stopping the drug, but after that, you are starting the detox process. Many who really want to quit opioids are not able to […]

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How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your Urine

How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your System? Learn about How the Body Flushes Heroin From the System Urine tests are just one type of testing that can be used to detect a drug, such as heroin, in the system. Testing is used to detect substance use in many settings, and for diverse reasons. Schools […]

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What Does Fentanyl Look Like?

Fentanyl is Being Smuggled Into the U.S. at an Alarming Rate If you wonder which drug is the most potent and deadly on the street today, look no further than fentanyl. In fact, handling fentanyl is so risky that police and first responders fear having contact with the substance. Just a tiny amount of the […]