What’s the Most Dangerous Drug on Earth?

The world is a dangerous place. From car crashes to ebola to kids getting shot at in their own schools. And even if you surviv...
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Turning Heroin Addiction into Healthy Addiction

In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, recovering addicts are taught that there are two aspects to their addiction: cravings...
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Krokodil Update: No True Good News

For the past several years, the use of an opiate called Krokodil has come into Western consciousness due to an incredible amou...
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Elderly Substance Abuse: “The Obscured Plague”

Substance abuse among the elderly (60-years and older) is one of the fastest growing health problems facing the country in rec...
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Recovering a Career After Treatment

Universally, one of the paramount things on most people’s minds during treatment is how they’re going to support themselve...
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Make Love, Not War? (Treatment of Sex Addiction)

When does sex turn from being love to an addiction? There are many theories about this, and it is often thought that when sex ...
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Getting Into Rehab: Getting In and Getting it On

It’s going to be one of the most important decisions of your life. You know you have to go, and the only reasons for not goi...
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Self-Trust: An Acquired Skill

One of the toughest things to develop during recovery from drugs or alcohol abuse is developing self-trust. We’ve spent so m...
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A Story of Treatment (Part ONE)

Alex P. is a methamphetamine addict who is entering treatment for the second time. His previous attempt at rehab was a straigh...
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The Link Between Homelessness and Addiction

The American Dream is a simple one. At least, it is simple to understand. It’s built on the philosophical ideals that hard w...
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Compulsive Shopping Addiction: “Shopping For Tr...

Shopping addiction has a technical name that is called Omniomania. This literally means obsessive shopping, and it is perhaps...
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The Dangers of Ibogaine

Even before addiction began to be studied as a science, there have always been people looking for a quick cure. Before treatme...
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Privilege: A Blessing or a Curse?

Money can’t buy you happiness…but it can buy you a big yacht that can sail right up next to it. At least that’s what I t...
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Eating Disorders: Prevention and Treatment

Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening conditions that require treatment that is on the same level – and sometime...
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5 Steps to Getting Through Rehab

Going into inpatient treatment can be a scary time. For most addicts, although the necessity of rehab may not be a surprise, t...
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What to Look For in a Malibu Treatment Center

For addicts and alcoholics, there is one important step that must be made before they can pick where to go for treatment. It d...
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Doctor Shopping and Addiction

Doctor shopping is one of the most common methods of prescription drug abuse, and in the United States, its practice is fundam...
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Dual Diagnosis: Treatment and Medication

Dual Diagnosis is one of the more complex disorders in the substance abuse landscape; yet despite its challenges, its treatmen...
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Alternative Forms of Addiction Treatment

We’ve come a long way in 100 years, and no I’m not just talking about the invention of the internet. It is easy to see thi...
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Teenage Alcoholism Treatment

Alcoholism in teenagers is one of the most potentially deadly diseases to treat. Aside from the addiction itself, the fact tha...
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Post-Rehab Survival

So you’ve made it through treatment…congratulations. And that’s meant in a very sincere way. You need to look at your ac...
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Teenage Alcoholism: Treatment

Teenage alcohol abuse is such a precarious proposition that its treatment must be viewed with as many options as possible. Tee...
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Barbiturate Addiction and Treatment

Barbiturates are a well-known depressant, popularized in the 20th Century era as a sedative and an anesthetic, and are still u...
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What Would Happen If All Drugs Were Legal?

It’s an interesting thought, and probably one that most addicts have had at one time or another. But how many of us have rea...
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Neurofeedback in Drug Treatment

One of the most exciting, new and successful modalities in the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse is Neurofeedback. Neurofeed...
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Reinventing Yourself in Treatment

If you find yourself in treatment, there is so much more you can do for yourself during your stay then just curtailing drug or...
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Treatment vs. Jail

The War on Drugs has been raging for over 40 years now. Thanks to the cunning genius of minds like Richard Nixon, substance ab...
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Dual Diagnosis Addiction

Drug addiction can be a difficult disease to care for. Even with years of medical research and psychiatric studies to show the...
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Dealing With Legal Issues in Treatment

Upon entering treatment, many of us are involved with legal entanglements that are often the result of our addictive behavior....
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Teenage Substance Abuse Treatment: “Investing i...

There are as many variations in treating teen drug abuse as there are drugs themselves. The treatment of adolescents entails l...
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The Early Days of Recovery Employment

Having a career in the recovery field is one of the more unique jobs one can have that requires a fairly limited amount of tra...
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Drug Treatment in the United Kingdom

Substance abuse treatment in Great Britain has been undergoing great changes in the last several years. As late as 2008, the U...
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Dual Diagnosis: Treatment and Medication

Dual Diagnosis is one of the more complex disorders in the substance abuse landscape; yet despite its challenges, its treatmen...
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Heroin Addiction and the Vietnam War

During the 1960’s and early 70’s America’s involvement in the Vietnam War had unexpected consequences. Thousands of U.S....
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Rehab..Rinse..and Repeat?

Most people entering rehab plan to make it their only time. It’s quite understandable, especially if one can recall the phys...
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Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction has long been a problem for scores of individuals for centuries. In the past, those who had problems were o...
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Early Drug Treatment: The Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic

“If you’re goin’ to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…” San Francisco” -John Phillips, reco...
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Washington Budget to Allocate $133 million to Fig...

As part of the 2016 fiscal budget, President Barack Obama pledged $133 million on Thursday to combat America’s heroin and op...
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GHB: Addiction and Treatment

The extremely popular 'club' drug, GHB is clinically available by its prescription name (Xyrem) and is only used in highly-con...
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The Dangers of Rehab Romance

The one thing that many people (especially young people) hear in the world of recovery is the suggestion that one wait a year ...
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PCP Abuse and Addiction

PCP is one of the strangest street drugs currently in circulation. It’s a bit odd, only in that most of the drugalogue/war s...
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Musicians Battling Addiction: David Crosby

As far as musicians who have fought their way out of addiction, David Crosby is a poster child. Aside from what appears to be ...
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Choosing a Sober Living

Entering a sober living house upon completion of drug/alcohol treatment is highly-recommended as a wise transitional step in y...
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Gambling Addiction Treatment

It’s clear that problem gambling has been accurately classified as a real addiction, comparable to almost all substance abus...
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The Use of Psychedelic Drugs to Fight Alcoholism

Long before L.S.D. hit the cultural landscape in the 1960’s, it’s use was for entirely different things than consciousness...
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Setting Boundaries In Rehab

Setting healthy boundaries in rehab in your relationships with other clients and staff is one of the most difficult, yet ultim...
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Top-10 Do’s & Don’ts in Treatment

Rehab isn’t easy, and despite any amenities and conveniences that the treatment center you choose may have, it’s designed ...
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Adderall Addiction and Recovery

One of the more popular and overly-prescribed medications in the landscape of drugs of abuse in the last ten years or so is Ad...
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Battling Suboxone Addiction

Bradon R. is a 23-year old recovering heroin addict. “I feel like hell,” he sighs. “I’ve been off heroin for almost a ...
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The Value of Art Therapy

According to the Art Therapy Association, “Through creating art and reflecting on the art products and processes, people can...
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Pros and Cons of Methadone Treatment

Of all drugs that are prescribed for opiate detox/withdrawal, Methadone may be the most controversial and misunderstood. Heavi...
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Repairing Relationships After Treatment

One of the most difficult aspects of post-acute care in treatment is repairing troubled relationships. So many variables must ...
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Relapse Prevention

“Without relapse prevention, I guess there’d be more…relapse.”  This comically simple phrase was uttered by an attend...
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Mental Health Disorders in the Persian Community

In the years between 2010 and 2013, Creative Care served over 30 clients from the Persian community that were suffering from u...
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Russian Culture and Alcoholism

Alcoholism and addiction see no colors and have no cultural boundaries. This disease affects people of all ages and cultures a...
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Dr. Karen Featured in Renew Magazine

Dr. Karen is a fantastic resource for parents in general, but she really hits on some relevant points in the Summer 2014 editi...
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Top 3 Ways Someone Chooses a Drug Rehab

Creative Care Malibu is interested in how people make their decision when choosing a rehab. Creative Care’s admissions staff...
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As Seen On Recovery View…Dr. Karen Khaleghi’s...

An insightful and information-packed article by our very own Dr. Karen Khaleghi is up on recoveryview.com. It speaks about the...
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Creative Care Drug Rehab in Malibu CA Nationwide ...

Creative Care is proud to announce their first ever television commercial! Traditionally, we have not done any kind of adverti...
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Dr. Khaleghi Interview

http://creativecareinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/founders-interview.mp3 Interviewer: 790, KABC. While Dr. Kipper wil...
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What an Alcohol and Drug Counselor Can Do For You

What can an addictions treatment counselor do for you? What can they do for someone you care about? Is this something that you...
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Drug Rehab Program: The Top 3 Ways Someone Chooses

Creative Care is interested in how people make their decision when choosing a rehab. Creative Care’s admissions staff asks e...
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Russians in Rehab

Alcoholism and addiction see no colors and have no cultural boundaries. This disease affects people of all ages and cultures a...
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Mental Health Disorders in the Persian Community

In the years between 2010 and 2013, Creative Care served over 30 clients from the Persian community that were suffering from u...
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‘Recognizing Addictive Behavior’ An Excerpt F...

Addiction affects one in five people in the United States, putting families through a heartbreaking cycle of recovery and rela...
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Successful Spring – Navigating the changes ...

The spring season brings up many images of renewal. Flowers are blooming, babies are born; the world wakes from its winter sle...
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If Only…

If only we could stop drinking or using. If only we weren’t struggling with depression or memories of abuse. If only our l...
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Dr. K on KCAL 9 about Dealing With Holiday Stress

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/11/19/ The holidays can be stressful!  Watch this video for some tips to keep that str...
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Intervention And Inspiration For Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction is one of the most troubling and painful addictions in the world. It brings out the worst in us. As such, her...
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Marijuana Addiction And Treatment – How To Stop...

Marijuana addiction abuse is one of the foremost drug related problems facing society today. Marijuana addiction is a phenomen...
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Alcohol Blackouts – A Sign You May Need Alcohol...

Individuals who drink excessive amounts of alcohol can experience a blackout, a period during which the drinker literally does...
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Women And Alcohol Abuse – The Secret Lives Of F...

Alcoholism is a disease that affects countless people all over the world. It has the power to destroy lives, break up families...
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Warning Signs Of Cocaine Addiction And Abuse

Cocaine addiction and abuse is a major problem throughout the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Hu...
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How To Recognize An Individual With An Obsessive-...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is one of the most difficult to understand of all psychiatric illnesses. A person with an obsess...
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Holiday Depression: Beating the Holiday Blues

Once again the holidays are upon us, for many, is a time of year filled with happiness and joy. But for others, it is a time f...
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Dual Diagnosis Is A Key To Successful Recovery

Most people with a dual diagnosis are able to successfully achieve recovery. Dual diagnosis comes in many forms – Any combin...
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Sobering Statistics About DUI Arrests During The ...

Arrests for driving under the influence during the holiday season don’t just happen to people with a drinking problem. As we...
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Drug And Alcohol Interventions: Taking Action To ...

One of the hardest things in the world is watching a loved one destroy their lives with drug and alcohol addiction, which is w...
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Make Seeking Alcohol Treatment Your New Year’s ...

Every year when New Year’s rolls around, countless Americans make seek resolutions to change their drinking habits and seek ...
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Bipolar Disorder Does Not Mix Well With Drug And ...

Bipolar disorder does not mix well with drug and alcohol addiction. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression or manic ...
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Equine Assisted Therapy And Trauma

Increasingly horses are becoming trauma healers through the fast growing profession of equine assisted therapy. Trauma respons...
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Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug addiction is endemic to our society. With the recent rash of celebrity overdose deaths, Americans are bec...
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Stop the World! Press the reset button on life.

Stop the world; I want to get off! This is the title of a musical I did when I was eighteen. Many years later, however, the ...
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I’m Not A Perfect Person, I Just Play One O...

How many of us have thought that life would be so much easier if we only had someone else's? From the outside, Catherine Zeta ...
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Are You Worthy of Love?

Brene Brown, a self-proclaimed “researcher/storyteller”, says that our ability to feel loved and accepted comes from havin...
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What is Recovery Anyway?

What is recovery anyway? What’s the difference between sobriety and recovery? Both concepts may seem equally undesirable dur...
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Living in the Gray

The other day I ran into a friend who is also in recovery. We started talking about the ever-elusive idea of a life in balance...
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Cocktail Hour Begins at 11AM for Emily

It’s 11:00am and the kids are in school, her husband is at work, her friends are either at the gym or, she imagines, making ...
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Is Surrender for Suckers?

I used to think so. I was of the mind that if I couldn’t will it to happen, I was doing something wrong. If I didn’t get...
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Heavy Heart, A family loses their son to suicide

It is with a heavy heart that I write this today. The world of mental illness, of depression and suicide is brought close to ...
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When My Fallback is My Downfall

“That’s just the way I am”. How many times have we heard ourselves or someone else justify behavior with this statement...
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Treating a Dual Diagnosis of Depression and Addic...

Physiological and psychiatric disorders put the Dual in our Dual Diagnosis and addiction treatment. For 22 years we've treated...
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Bravely Balancing Positive Attitudes & Negat...

Many of us often have the idea that because it’s been years since we’ve been to treatment or started recovery or therapy, ...
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Holiday Triggers an Interview with Dr. Khaleghi

Interviewer: If it hurts when you do that, finally here’s somebody that doesn’t say, ‘then don’t do that.’ In southe...
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Reminded by Nature that We Are Enough

ACCEPTANCE by Charlotte Tall Mountain In nature, I am neither rich nor poor, Neither old or young Modern or old-fashion...
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Our Clinical Director, Dr. Deena Manion on the Ri...

Dr. Deena Manion, Clinical Director of Creative Care, will be on The Ricki Lake Show today with Dr. Drew . Please tune in to ...
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