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Driving While ‘Buzzed’ Is Still Significant Risk For Life-Threatening Accidents

A recently published report indicates that driving while even slightly buzzed causes increased traffic accidents.

The journal, Addiction , published a study from the University of California San Diego which shows that individuals who are buzzed while driving are more likely to speed as well as not use their seatbelts properly. In addition, researchers found that accidents involving alcohol, even at a scant, detectable level, are 36.6 percent more severe than accidents that don’t have alcohol as a contributing factor.

“Many people think, ‘I’ve only had one drink; I’ll be fine to drive’, but this research clearly shows that this is not the case,” begins a spokesperson for Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center . “Understanding the effects of alcohol on the brain, we’ve always been advocates for not driving after consuming what is perceived as a small amount of alcohol. Functionality of the brain is impaired, even with supposed insignificant amounts of alcohol. It’s important to always designate a non-drinking driver when consuming even just one drink. “

This particular study bolsters the position of many who advocate lowering the legal limit of intoxication in an effort to save more lives.

If you know or suspect that your loved one may have a problem with alcohol addiction or any other type of addiction, Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center offers professional intervention services to assist you in getting them the help that they need to recover. For the past 13 years, Mountainside has established itself as an innovator within the addiction treatment field, and the treatment modalities Mountainside utilizes are regarded as among the most cutting-edge approaches in helping individuals to get, and to remain, sober.

The compassionate, caring treatment team at Mountainside is comprised of licensed and certified counselors and social workers as well as a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse, both of whom have specialization and extensive experience in drug addiction and alcohol treatment. For clients who may have psychiatric issues and/or a dual diagnosis, Mountainside provides the services of a Psychiatrist who also has specialization in addictions. As a result of their unique, innovative approaches to addiction treatment over the past 13 years, Mountainside has become the model for the addiction treatment field.

The program, along with its professional addiction treatment team, have earned national recognition and resulted in Mountainside being invited to Washington by the White House to meet with the White House Drug Czar, John P. Waters, for an in-depth meeting on what makes its program so successful. These accolades did not go unnoticed within the addiction treatment field and resulted in the adoption by many throughout the country of a more holistic approach to drug addiction treatment.

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Mark Houston Recovery is pleased to announce the addition of a new staff member, Jana Triplett, as the New Head of National Business Development

Jana Triplett will be responsible for national business development at Mark Houston Recovery. Jana’s arrival is creating buzz.

Mark Houston Recovery, the Texas drug and alcohol recovery center responsible for helping hundreds of men reclaim their lives from addiction, is pleased to announce the addition of a new staff member. Jana Triplett will be responsible for national business development at Mark Houston Recovery.

Jana’s arrival is creating a buzz because she brings with her a plethora of experience which includes:

• Director of The Teach Program at Sober Living by the Sea (Newport Beach) where she was featured on a national radio show for being one of the experts on implementing education into treatment.

• Director of the Morningside Academic Institute at Morningside Recovery (Newport Beach) where she developed the program from the ground up, handling business development and admissions.

Jana received a degree in Business Administration and Corporate Communications from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Presently, she owns and operates her own women’s sober living home, and given her history of success with the work she has done for treatment centers, she is extremely excited about the opportunity to serve the all-male community at Mark Houston Recovery.

Not to be confused with “treatment” centers, recovery centers are slightly different but just as effective. Voluntarily maintained, lifestyle composed and characterized by sobriety, personal health and citizenship- this is what Mark Houston Recovery is all about.

About Mark Houston Recovery: The Mark Houston Recovery Center is a Texas drug and alcohol recovery center that offers a 90-day program for males designed around the principals of the traditional 12 steps to recovery. The team is passionate about its mission to help men free themselves from alcohol and drug addiction and recreate and reclaim their lives.

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An event to celebrate Recovery

Texas-based drug and alcohol recovery center for men, Mark Houston Recovery, will be hosting its first annual alumni reunion, Saturday, November 15, 2008. The event was created to celebrate recovery, meet with friends and family and the share the collective experience of improving lives through the long process of recovery. All alumni, family and friends are welcome to celebrate what aims to be a new annual tradition at the Mark Houston Recovery Center.

Schedule for the Mark Houston Recovery Alumni Reunion

• 4:00pm – 6:15pm: Opening remarks from Mark H. and staff
• Open speaker forum for alumni.
• Food, fun, games, and prizes!
• 6:15pm- 7:30pm : Catered Bar-B-Que Dinner
• 8:00pm- 9:00pm : Guest Speaker – Scott J.(Atlanta, GA)

Nearest Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites
11301 HWY 290
E Manor, TX 78653

About Mark Houston Recovery
The Mark Houston Recovery Center is a Texas drug and alcohol recovery center located outside of Austin that offers a 90-day or more recovery programs for males designed around the traditional 12-step approach to recovery.

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Internationally Known Speaker And Educator On Alcohol And Drug Addiction, Chris Schroeder, Will Host A Workshop And Lecture At The Mark Houston Recovery Center

Internationally renowned speaker, Chris Schroeder will host a workshop Saturday, November 1, 2008 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at the Mark Houston Recovery Center outside of Austin, Texas. He will also be speaking at the center’s Joe Hawk Hall at 8:00 p.m. that evening at. The meeting is open to the recovery community.

Chris is the Director of Media for C4 Recovery Solutions. In his role with C4, he has been tasked with hosting and developing the webcast show, The Afflicted and Affected, interviewing leaders in the addictive illness field and other interesting personalities revolving around the recovery world. Chris comes into contact with those who research and apply the latest methods of treatment and those who are a force in positive change in outcomes and funding both politically and in the media.

He has been a host of various TV and radio shows. He has also been active lecturing at recovery centers, correctional facilities and graduate schools over the past 17 years promoting the abstinence/12 step processes. His dedication and passion for helping those afflicted with alcoholism and drug addiction has taken him around the world and back to offer guidance and knowledge to those in need. Chris has worked in management of educational facilities since 1991 and is also is a co-founder of the organization “A National Association of Recovered Alcoholics and Addicts”. He currently lives with his wife Mary Beth in New Vernon NJ.

Addiction and Alcoholism with Chris Schroeder
Few people are better at explaining the mechanics of the 12 step spiritual recovery process. Treatment so often consists of clinical processes that have developed over the years and there is not adequate presentation of the spiritual process that has been shown to offer lasting recovery. One issue is that many counselors are not truly experienced with the process themselves so have an ineffective way of presenting it. Chris talks in a way everyone can understand, and hopefully be motivated to get their own experience with it and then have that experience available when it would be appropriate to deliver it to those who need it.

The Mark Houston Recovery Center is a Texas drug and alcohol recovery center located outside of Austin that offers a 90-day or more recovery programs for males designed around the traditional 12-step approach to recovery.

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Cliffside Malibu Rehabilitation Center Meticulously Tailors Every Treatment Program For Each Individual Patient To Assist Them On Their Own Unique Path To Sobriety

According to the latest rehabilitation reports, the foundation of a successful recovery from drug addiction depends on several factors. All the different elements, even the underlying ones, have to be addressed accurately, and only with an appropriate and effective drug treatment plan, can the highest level of success can be guaranteed.

Everyone knows that drug addiction is a serious, worldwide problem, which has strong genetic and environmental influences. So far, the many studies trying to reveal all of the varieties of genes, biological and environmental processes which are underlying and leading to addiction, have only been able to paint part of a total canvas. Therefore, one can come to the conclusion that, measuring the causes of any drug addiction or the extent of its impact on a single individual, and society surrounding him is, at this time, virtually impossible.

Breaking through the barriers surrounding substance abuse is one of the many goals taken deeply to heart by one of the finest drug treatment centers in the world. Using some of the most revolutionary and innovative recovery plans ever designed, at the Cliffside Malibu Rehabilitation Center is a given. They will consider the entire breadth of drug treatment strategies and recovery options possible, carefully choosing the best plan of action to help their patients heal smoothly and comfortably. They will do anything in their power, to ensure that their elite patients will be able to re-integrate into society with confidence.

Cliffside’s posh private alcohol and drug rehabilitation center is nestled deep in the California Malibu hills, far removed from the limelight of metropolitan Los Angeles. As a result, Cliffside’s impressive list of privileged clientele is free to pursue their recovery programs without annoying disturbances. As those clients, who rank among the most influential people in politics, show business, or are global industrial icons, will tell you, that sort of privacy can make a world of difference during drug treatment.

The Cliffside Malibu’s Drug Treatment Center is designed with only their patients’ best interests in mind. After an initial assessment, a break-through treatment program, tailored to each individual patient is put together. During therapy the patient will gradually decrease his or her drug dependency, and will undergo a full detox session, if deemed necessary. It is important to understand that, ultimately, an addiction recovery is a patient-centric process. This means that, despite all efforts put forward by qualified staff, drug rehabilitation can only work, if the patient is willing to succeed.

Even at the most upscale drug treatment center, the key to winning the war against substance abuse means hard work. Nobody, who has an in-depth understanding of the fight against addiction, will tell you different. It is a difficult struggle, but one that can be won, especially if the battlefield is located in a facility, that pampers their patients with the same luxurious comforts of home, including a fitness center, spa facility, heated pool, laundry service, mouth-watering gourmet meals, meditation gardens and scenic views. Furthermore, there are exquisitely furnished rooms, and private housing which include plasma TV and Internet access.

Thousands of people enter addiction treatment centers each year, only to relapse and return to their destructive habits. This happens because the centers providing drug rehabilitation did not take care of all aspects of this disease. They were unable to supply the complete, individual treatment sessions, group therapy, or any other necessary care needed to succeed. They simply forgot that there are no shortcuts or quick fixes when it comes to drug rehabilitation.

At Cliffside Malibu, patients will receive a fully customized treatment plan that will prepare them mentally, emotionally and physically for the return to society. Even their loved ones will be educated and trained, so they understand the entire healing process and can be supportive, even if aftercare is required. In other words: Cliffside is the treatment center that gives it all!

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Cliffside Malibu Is An Alcohol Rehab Center That Guarantees Satisfaction

According to the latest alcohol statistics, 50 % of all driving fatalities in the U.S. involve alcohol, and every 30 minutes someone gets killed in an alcohol related traffic accident. These numbers are alarming, and unless action is taken, the death toll will continue to rise.

At Cliffside Malibu, a full service residential addiction treatment center in the Los Angeles area, a team of treatment experts are not waiting for the next devastating data to come in, but are ready to take action with the newest, most proven, alcohol rehab programs ever developed. They are highly qualified professionals, trained to support each individual, with customized programs, for just about any addiction that can ravage a person’s life, including alcoholism.

Located north of scenic Zuma Beach, and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this private, state of the art, luxurious sanctuary, features an alcohol rehab center, as well as an extended care facility. Rehabilitation includes detox, group therapy if required, individual therapy, depression and anxiety treatments, and a number of alternative medicine options.

Alcoholism is a deeply-rooted psychological disease, with catastrophic effects. A proper cure requires more than just therapy. A successful addiction treatment has to encompass every aspect of the healing process, and that includes a good night’s sleep in an elegantly furnished room, gourmet meals, transportation, laundry services, appointment scheduling, and internet access. Comfort is indeed paramount during recovery.

Cliffside Malibu is an alcohol rehab center that guarantees satisfaction. It prides itself on recognizing all the facets of alcohol addiction, and that it is both a physical and psychological disease, affecting every individual in a specific yet different way. They do NOT believe that a “one size fits all” alcohol rehab approach and a quick fix are the most appropriate solution to help an alcoholic. Only meticulously planned, and individually designed therapy sessions can lead to a permanent recovery.

The road well traveled by many alcohol abusers seems long and bumpy. It is a busy path, visited by people from all walks of life, including high-ranking politicians, well known artists, movie stars and famous musicians. These are people who are not ashamed to admit that they have a drinking problem, and after assessing their situation, were not afraid to seek help. They took action and enrolled in a renowned alcohol rehab center, where they were evaluated and treated by dedicated, experienced staff, and are treated with the upmost respect. These physicians, therapists, psychiatrist, psychologists, counselors and facilitators were available whenever they were needed and, to the best of their ability, made it their duty to assist each resident, on their own unique path to sobriety.

Becoming one of the world leaders in addiction treatment, did not happen overnight. Being an established alcohol rehab center is only part of the incomparable services Cliffside Malibu has to offer. As we all know, one addiction can lead to another. Some clients are admitted with multiple problems, which, for this particular treatment center, causes no problems. They have primary treatment options and/or extended care, as well as aftercare capabilities, cutting-edge treatment plans, and fully credentialed doctors, nurses, and therapists to ensure that their clients recover successfully, from whatever condition they are suffering.

Contrary to popular belief, alcohol rehab does not have to be a painful process. With the proper care, and residing in a private and secluded setting, the recovery process can actually be quite un-traumatic. Add recreational activities such as spa treatments, facials, manicures, swimming, hiking, and beach walks, and the option of private housing, where the client can enjoy all the conveniences from home, and you can be sure that a long-life victory is assured.

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Cliffside Malibu Rehab Center understands that drug addiction is a clinical disease, with clinical causes and a need for clinical treatments

The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently affirmed that chronic use of Ecstasy (MDMA) may lead to changes in brain function. Rohypnol, commonly known as a date-rape drug, can incapacitate users and cause amnesia when it is mixed with alcohol. GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate), an illegally produced drug, that usually shows up in the form of a liquid that has no odor, or color, can lead to seizures and comas, while high doses of Ketamine, or ‘Special K’ can cause delirium, amnesia, impaired motor function, and potentially fatal respiratory problems. The Drug Enforcement Administration reported that overt effects of Special K can last an hour, but the drug can still affect the body for up to 24 hours. Despite the dangerous side effects, these harmful drugs are popular with club goers, and those attending “rave parties”.

Mixed with alcohol, these particular drugs as well as methamphetamine, acid (LSD), and many others, can be quite dangerous, even deadly, not only for teens and young adults, but for people of all ages. Because of this, a lot of parents, siblings and friends are afraid that without drug rehab, substance abuse will permanently harm their loved ones.

The most important lesson for anyone pursuing addiction recovery is to understand that drug addiction is a clinical disease, with clinical causes and a need for clinical treatments. At Cliffside Malibu, a state-of-the-art residential drug rehab center, and extended care facility, important, international patients, suffering from drug addiction can find some of the finest and most extensive treatments in the world. Overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean, the Cliffside Malibu addiction treatment center is located just north of Zuma Beach, CA. The facility spans almost two acres and offers luscious gardens, a swimming pool, a well equipped gym, gourmet meals, and total privacy.

Drug abuse ruins lives, wrecks families and prevents individuals from maintaining a rewarding social life. It affects educational growth, endangers a steady employment, or the fulfillment of professional responsibilities. The team of experts at Cliffside will put their quality drug rehab skills to good use, fully aware that a drug rehab program entails more than in-depth therapy sessions. How can anyone get better if they feel like a prisoner rather than a welcome patient, or a retreat guest?

Ask yourself the following: what distinguishes one drug rehab center from the next? Revolutionary, effective drug treatments? A completely undisturbed, undistracted and relaxed setting? A secluded, high-end facility, offering all the comforts from home and goes beyond the call of duty to help and assist? An unsurpassed success rate, with worldwide satisfied customers? All of the above and much more are awaiting each patient admitted at Cliffside Malibu. Just contact them, and you will soon find out that the efficient staff is not only very informative about drug rehab therapy, or any of the other exclusive services, but they are professional, kind and ever so patient. Their state of the art treatment methods, offered by renowned physicians are paired with the talents of massage therapists, acupuncturists, herbologists, personal trainers, spiritual advisers, and holistic medicine practitioners. The center is also licensed for dual diagnosis residential treatment, which means they can treat not only drug addiction, but co-occurring disorders, and compulsions, such as alcoholism, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or social phobia.

The Cliffside’s drug treatment programs are tried and tested systems, which focus not only on the physiological, behavioral, and social effects, but on all aspects of substance abuse; each drug rehab program is created to meet all the unique needs of the patient. By providing maximum comfort and relaxation with complete amenities to help patients recover faster, the treatments are ever so successful. They are designed to help the patients reestablish their once-severed ties to society and loved ones, and regain a sober life style, which will last forever.

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Alcohol Abuse Can Lead To Insurmountable Problems Unless A Fully Customized Alcohol Rehab Program Can Be Initiated

The destruction and pervasive effects of alcoholism are almost impossible to comprehend, unless you are directly confronted by them. Recent studies, surveys and relevant statistics regarding the extended use of alcohol consumption, have detailed the dangerous effects of alcohol abuse on the human body quite overtly. Researchers at the University of Chicago recently presented one of the largest studies of its kind, and found that women who drink alcohol increase their risk for breast cancer. Alcohol has a negative influence on estrogen and progesterone receptors, which are both found in most breast cancer tumors.

Abusing alcohol, and other substances for that matter, can lead to insurmountable problems unless a fully customized alcohol rehab program can be initiated. Alcoholism not only affects the abuser’s mental and physical condition, but also his or her immediate environment. Addictions affect everyone, including the addict’s family, friends and co-workers; in some cases even strangers, who can be hurt, or even killed if an individual, under the influence of alcohol, causes a fatal accident.

Cliffside Malibu, an elite Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Treatment Center, is located north of Zuma Beach, California. Overlooking the warm, and sandy beaches of the Pacific coastline, the exquisite beachfront property is famous for its exclusive treatment programs, and ever so famous international clients, who seek to recover in a luxurious setting, yet with their privacy fully protected. Stressing the importance of comfort during recovery, the center offers unique, individualized treatment programs, including alcohol and drug detox.

When life is suddenly interrupted by a tragic or traumatic event, it often feels as if the world has come to a sudden halt. That is exactly how a recovering addict may feel, when finally admitting they have a fundamental problem to deal with. There is no shame in seeking help from a renowned treatment center, staffed with the most qualified physicians, nurses and medical experts in the world. With unsurpassed services, Cliffside Malibu knows how to make alcohol rehab programs work, for both the addicts, and their families. They take care of everyone, from the moment the client is admitted, while going through the evaluation process, the intense alcohol rehabilitation, and even provide aftercare, when deemed necessary.

Some rehabilitation facilities would like you to believe that getting sober is simply a matter of going through the motions of an alcohol rehab program. Unfortunately, that is not the way healing happens. The truth is that alcoholism is a profoundly personal disease, and alcohol recovery must occur on a profoundly personal level. Especially, when ‘drinking’ is not the only crisis that needs attention. If there is a co-existing substance abuse, drug detox may also be required. An eating disorder may need to be addressed, physical neglect may require physical therapy, or stress may have to be eliminated through relaxation therapy. These, and many other exceptional services are offered only at the best treatment centers, such as Cliffside Malibu. They work with the most brilliant acupuncturists, herbologists, massage therapists, holistic medicine practitioners, and personal trainers, just to name a few.

Identifying the need for alcohol rehab is one thing, designing the perfect treatment that will achieve sobriety, and lead to a lasting recovery, another. A truly effective and successful alcohol rehabilitation program starts by focusing on ALL of the patient’s needs, not just the addiction(s). Award winning actors, pop stars, politicians, influential businessmen, it really does not matter who you are, every client will be provided with maximum comfort, while receiving cutting edge treatment, all designed to help them recover faster, and in style.

True specialists treat addiction as a clinical disease with very real clinical roots. At Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center, they know how it works, and how long it can take. Only if a patient’s physical and mental needs are completely met, will a discharge, and transition into society, be suggested.

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