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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...

What If 12-Step Addiction Treatment Is Not For You?

The majority of treatment programs, particularly traditional 12-Step hold the view that addiction is an incurable disease that sufferers must battle to keep in remission. At Elevate, we place patients at the center of our focus, providing them with a personalized...

How Are Holistic Therapies Used in Addiction Treatment?

Because of our better understanding of addiction illness today, there are now several recovery routes available. Elevate believes the best way to recover from addiction is through natural remedies and therapies rather than harsh chemical medications that often prevent...

The SMART Recovery Approach to Drug Rehab

Although the 12-step model for addiction recovery is the most well-known, there are plenty of alternatives available to appeal to people with all belief systems and societal attitudes. One non-12 step drug recovery program that has been shown to be particularly...

The Benefits of Residential Addiction Treatment

Many people struggling with substance use disorder try at various points to quit on their own – usually unsuccessfully. Others attend outpatient rehab in attempts to beat their addiction without disturbing their lives in an inpatient treatment center. The problem with...

Cocaine: The Effects, The Risks, and the Law

Cocaine addiction is a significant problem in American that appears to be getting worse. The drug is classified as a stimulant and because its effects are generally short-lived, it is very easy to become dependent and even addicted to cocaine. Cocaine addiction is...

What Is Experiential Therapy in Addiction Treatment?

Exploring different activities is an important part of addiction treatment, while patients discover and learn more about themselves and how fulfilling their lives can be in sobriety. Although the objective of all addiction inpatient treatment is to promote recovery,...

Finding an Alternative to 12 Step Drug Rehabilitation

Although the 12 step approach to rehabilitation and recovery is very well known as one of the oldest in the field of addiction, it is not for everyone. Fortunately, there are many non 12 step programs offering a different route to sustainable recovery that are...

What Is It Really Like to Detox from Opiates?

According to media reports, America is in the midst of an opiate epidemic, with more than two million adults having developed dependency or addiction to prescription painkillers and their illegal street alternatives. Due to the critical nature of this epidemic, there...

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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...

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