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2014-04-16 23:16:46

Passages Malibu issues statement on the ongoing problem with prescription opioids in the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 A three-year study of prescription painkillers published March 3rd in the JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that individuals with the highest risk for overdose obtain medication from a doctor’s prescription. The use of opioid painkillers for non-medical reasons has grown substantially over the last decade. Some of the prescription opioids that are misused include...

2014-04-15 23:15:58

Passages Malibu issues statement on research published by the American Heart Association. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The risk of stoke jumps dramatically 24 hours after the use of cocaine, according to new research presented on February 12th at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014. When compared to other factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cigarettes, acute cocaine use places users at far great risk for having a stroke. The study...

2014-04-09 23:30:35

Passages Malibu issues statement on new research published in the UK. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 On March 19th, the British Medical Journal published a study that examined the use of sedatives and anti-anxiety medication and their impact on overall health and mortality rates. The 7-year study looked at more than 34,000 patients in the United Kingdom who were prescribed pharmaceuticals like Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin. Patients prescribed anti-anxiety medication and sleeping pills...

2014-04-08 23:30:46

Passages Malibu issues statement on latest research showing cognitive decline linked to alcohol. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 In the Winter 2014 issue of Neurology, newly published research shows that increased levels of alcohol in middle-aged individuals can result in an accelerated rate of decline in their memory. Higher rates of consumption of hard alcohol — vodka, gin, scotch, whiskey—were linked to the most pronounced rates of cognitive decline, especially among men. Older...

2014-04-01 23:31:38

CEO Pax Prentiss issues statement stressing the importance of education for young people. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Starting in 1987, The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) began sponsoring Alcohol Awareness Month to bring attention to alcohol-related issues and reduce the stigma associated with those dependent on the substance. Nearly three decades later, that effort continues, nationwide. NCADD announced this year’s theme “Help for Today, Hope for...

2014-03-31 23:38:49

Passages Malibu issues statement on the prevalence of dependence issues among individuals who have suffered past trauma. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 According to a new report analyzing how returning military veterans take pain medication, roughly half of returning military service personnel who were prescribed opioid painkillers continued to use them chronically. The report, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, was presented on March 6th at the annual meeting of the...

2014-03-25 23:32:01

Passages Malibu CEO issues comments on the once prevalent street drug. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 According to a new study published on March 13th in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, a sharp drop was noted in the number of young people beginning the use of crack cocaine, over the last ten years. Stats show that in the US, roughly 200 young people begin using crack cocaine each day. In 2002, when survey data was first collected, the number of young people using crack for the first...

2014-03-24 23:28:32

Proactive eating habits remain crucial to overall health and wellness. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors National Nutrition Month to help the American public make better choices about what they choose to eat. In addition to the one-on-one therapy sessions and individualized treatment that Passages Malibu is known for, the holistic treatment sanctuary continues to support healthy eating as an important aspect of returning to...

2014-03-05 23:31:04

Passages Malibu CEO releases statement urging caution regarding the gateway substance. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The New York Times reported on February 26th that more than half of all US states have taken up legislation pertaining to marijuana, ranging from full recreational use to use for medical purposes to mere decriminalization. These efforts are seen as following the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington State and the state of Colorado. It was reported that...

2014-03-04 23:28:20

Passages Malibu issues statement on report detailing the issues facing returning combat veterans. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 On February 21st, the Department of Defense issued a healthcare report on efforts needed to be taken to reduce accidental overdose, death, and other unanticipated side effects associated with prescription medication use by individuals returning from military service. The so-called Wounded Warrior report noted that in 2010, almost one thousand troops received...