Entries by Lifesync Malibu

What Is Chemical Dependency

We hear plenty in the news about addiction, but what is chemical dependency? Most people are unaware of the distinction between drug and alcohol addiction and chemical dependency. In reality, it is possible to be addicted to a substance and never develop a chemical dependency. On the flipside, someone who has become chemically dependent on […]

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Opioid Detox Challenges and Treatment Options

Opiate Dependency and Withdrawal Opioid detox is not something you want to try alone. Often, when a prescription for painkillers ends, someone who has become dependent on opioids to function can’t get what their body needs. The withdrawal symptoms can be overbearing. As the body screams for more, it then summons the brain to go […]

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Alcohol Use Disorder

Drinking Too Much Alcohol According to the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, about 21.5 million adult Americans battle with substance use disorder. About 80% of those who are struggling with substance abuse disorder are abusing alcohol. Most don’t even see it as a problem, as alcohol use in America has been normalized and […]

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Opioid Addiction and Dependency Treatment Programs

Not All Opioid Addiction Rehabs Are The Same Getting over an opioid addiction isn’t easy, of course, nothing good in life ever is. And, those who have recovered all agree on one thing; life without opioids is much better, aka; good. Why is opioid dependency so hard to get over? It’s simple. It’s because of […]

High THC Marijuana Use and Mental Health Issues

Understanding High THC in Marijuana Back in the 60s smoking weed was quite popular. There was something of a cultural revolution going on. Most of the folks that smoked pot back then eventually grew out of it and went on to have families and enjoy a normal life in American society. Only about 10% of […]

Genetic Testing for Mental Health Medicines

How Can DNA Testing Help Select The Right Medications In the last couple of blog posts, we’ve discussed genetic DNA testing for the predisposition of mental health disorders, diseases, cancer, and the importance of genetic testing for dual diagnosis. However, we haven’t talked about how someone’s genetics plays a part in how they respond to […]