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Addiction is a behavioral disorder, and it is possible to change behavior for good!

Ending Addiction For Good! Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center THE 5 CRITICAL STAGES OF CHANGE • STAGE 1: Precontemplation—before someone even acknowledges there is a problem. • STAGE 2: Contemplation—a person recognizes a problem, but isn’t sure they want to deal with it. • STAGE 3: Preparation—an individual gets ready to change their behavior.

suffering and struggle to be in that special place of thriving.” Dr. Debra Judelson, FACC, FACP Specialist, Internal Medicine and Cardiology and one of Beverly Hills’ most noted physicians stated, “At the heart of healing are two essential ingredients: effective treatments and hope for success. Ending Addiction for Good offers both in large doses. If you are an addict, the loved one of an addict, or

• STAGE 4: Action—the actual process of change. • STAGE 5: Maintenance—a behavior change, in which sobriety becomes effortless.

How does Cliffside Malibu achieve change?

Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center has released a new book on Amazon, “Ending Addiction for Good,” written by Richard Taite, founder/CEO of Cliffside Malibu and Constance Scharff, PhD, Addiction Researcher for Cliffside Malibu. By relating their own life stories and struggles with addiction and how they overcame their problems, this book provides a message of hope to addicts as well as the family and friends of addicts. The book reveals the successful treatment protocol developed by Cliffside Malibu—one of the most successful treatment centers in the world. What causes a person to become an addict? Richard Taite: Addiction is a response to pain. When pain becomes overwhelming, a person begins to selfmedicate to get through the day. Not getting needs met as a child, enduring physical abuse, suffering some type of trauma... are examples of how an addiction can begin.

How do you heal the pain? Unless you repair the initial injury, you can’t move forward. You can’t think your way out of this. You have to feel it viscerally. With good therapy and a dedicated therapist you can learn these lessons on a deep level, and stop creating unnecessary wreckage in your life.

What sets Cliffside Malibu apart from other treatment facilities? We follow the model of change set forth by Dr. James Prochaska, one of the most referenced psychologists in the world, in his book Changing for Good. He outlines five stages people must move through to accomplish major change, primarily having to do with mental preparedness and willingness to take new actions. People do not change in just one leap. Each stage of change presents distinct issues.

Numerous interventions are available, but each client is treated on an individual case by case basis depending on what he/she needs to peel away the layers of their particular addiction. We offer hyperbaric therapy to support brain function, orthomolecular therapy in which vitamins and supplements are used to restore wholeness to the body and an eating disorder specialist for clients who have an eating disorder underlying their addiction. All interventions are customized to the specific needs of a client and we offer intensive individual psychotherapy every other day so clients speak with a therapist one day, have a day to process their self-discoveries, then speak with their therapist the following day. Small group sessions are led by licensed clinical psychotherapists.

Why is individualized treatment so important? No ONE treatment program can meet the needs of each client. We assess what a client needs based on an initial evaluation of that person’s willingness to change and his/her personal preferences. Each modality we use is individualized as a client’s needs may change from one stage to the next, and we accommodate this change to achieve the best results possible.

Why is Ending Addiction for Good so successful? Noted experts in the addiction/treatment industry endorse our treatment program and view our new book as clear and pointed groundbreaking evidence that a successful, working plan is now available to end the heart breaking struggle of drug addiction and alcoholism. Developer of the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change and Director of the Cancer Prevention Research Center at the University of Rhode Island, Dr. James Prochaska said, “What a joy to be part of the journey of individuals transcending their

Addiction is a response to pain. When pain becomes overwhelming, a person begins to self-medicate to get through the day. Not getting needs met as a child, enduring physical abuse, suffering some type of trauma... are examples of how an addiction can begin.

Richard Taite, Founder/CEO Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center health professional working in the field of addiction and recovery, this book was written for you. If you are a primary care physician/medical specialist caring for patients, this book will open your eyes and minds to the causes of our patients’ problems. I highly recommend reading this book.”

The Cliffside Malibu Treatment Center has been transforming lives since 2005. Five-star luxury accommodations coupled with the finest clinical care contribute to our high success rates. Visit www.cliffsidemalibu.com for more information or call 800-501-1988. To purchase your copy of Ending Addiction for Good please visit http://www.cliffsidemalibu.com/book All proceeds from book sales fund non-profit treatment centers to help those individuals for whom treatment would otherwise not be an option. l

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