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How Inpatient Drug Rehab Promotes Long-Term Recovery

When an individual faces the challenges of overcoming addiction, the type of treatment they opt for is important. The main choices they will have to make are whether to attend residential or inpatient alcohol rehab or the more flexible outpatient program. This...

The SMART Approach to Non-12 Step Addiction Treatment

The traditional approach to addiction treatment is based on the view that addiction is an incurable illness that has to be kept in remission. In recent decades, the 12-step recovery support system has been challenged by an alternative approach that seeks to treat the...

The Role of Rehab in Treating Addiction

Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a problem that is reaching epidemic levels in America. There are now in the region of 15,000 drug and alcohol rehab centers across the nation dealing with the rising number of people struggling with substance abuse. In this article,...

Planning an Intervention? 5 Things You Need to Know

It can be extremely difficult to watch a loved one suffering from addiction, particularly as many people don’t know how to offer the help and support needed. It may come as a surprise to know that a significant proportion of people receiving addiction treatment did...

How Aftercare Promotes Long-Term Recovery

The objective of all addiction rehab treatment is to prepare people to live their lives substance-free. Due to the very personal nature of addiction illness and the fact that it affects people in different ways, there are several different treatment approaches...

The Advantages of Outpatient Alcohol Rehab Services

The main difference between outpatient alcohol rehab and a residential program is that individuals are allowed to remain at home. Although some may view outpatient treatment as a diluted form of rehab, it is in fact highly effective if the individual’s circumstances...

The Benefits of Outpatient Rehab Treatment as Aftercare

When a person has committed themselves to an inpatient rehab program, they are not “cured” as soon as it’s completed. Returning home after attending residential rehab is challenging for many which is why Elevate offers a comprehensive aftercare program that continues...

10 Things You Need to Know About Addiction Recovery

Substance misuse and abuse are unfortunately commonplace in today's society, although there are numerous rehab centers like Elevate offering different routes to recovery. In the past 10 years, there has been a startling increase in the number of Americans addicted to...

Outpatient vs Inpatient Drug Rehab

Many people who have made the decision to seek treatment for substance abuse have a negative idea of what rehab is like. Based on depictions of treatment in movies and other media, they imagine being kept under lock and key. But it is simply not nearly as grim as...

The Benefits of Residential Drug Rehab

When a person is developing a substance dependence, their desire to use drugs or alcohol is slowly replaced by an overwhelming compulsion or need for them. Despite the fact that addiction treatment is often more effective the earlier a person recognizes their problem,...

Alcoholism: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are widespread problems affecting millions of Americans. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), around 15 million Americans above the age of 18 were recorded as coping with alcohol use...

What Exactly Is Substance Abuse?

When people refer to substance abuse, they are talking about the harmful use of prescription medications, illegal drugs or alcohol. When substances are abused they are being used to satisfy cravings that commonly follow as people continue to use drugs or alcohol. This...

The Complexities of Heroin Addiction in America Today

Heroin is one of the most potent drugs in the world and its use has become a significant issue in America, with the state of California no exception. The reason we are seeing increasing numbers of people entering our heroin treatment center in San Francisco is that...

The Importance of Aftercare for Substance Abuse Rehab

When a person nears the end of a rehab program, they have already achieved a great deal. However, the fact that they are close to completing treatment in a residential or outpatient treatment center does not mean they are in any way “cured” of addiction. Addiction is...

What Are The Long-Term Effects Of Cocaine Use?

Cocaine is classified as a stimulant which alters the brain’s chemistry to create a pleasurable sensation. Repeated use of cocaine can lead to significant changes in brain function which makes an individual more susceptible to negative moods and feelings when not...

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How Inpatient Drug Rehab Promotes Long-Term Recovery

When an individual faces the challenges of overcoming addiction, the type of treatment they opt for is important. The main choices they will have to make are whether to attend residential or inpatient alcohol rehab or the more flexible outpatient program. This...

The SMART Approach to Non-12 Step Addiction Treatment

The traditional approach to addiction treatment is based on the view that addiction is an incurable illness that has to be kept in remission. In recent decades, the 12-step recovery support system has been challenged by an alternative approach that seeks to treat the...

The Role of Rehab in Treating Addiction

Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a problem that is reaching epidemic levels in America. There are now in the region of 15,000 drug and alcohol rehab centers across the nation dealing with the rising number of people struggling with substance abuse. In this article,...

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