Is High Blood Pressure due to Alcohol Use Reversible?

Is High Blood Pressure due to Alcohol Use Reversible? Researchers believe that high blood pressure caused by recent alcohol consumption is reversible if the person stops consuming alcohol. However, more research is still needed on reversing high blood pressure caused by prolonged drinking.  High blood pressure (BP) is when someone’s blood is pulsing through their […]

5 Reasons Why Someone Abusing Alcohol Have Trouble Loving Others

5 Reasons Why Someone Abusing Alcohol Have Trouble Loving Others When someone abuses alcohol, the adverse effects of drinking can take a toll, not only on them but also on their partner or loved ones. Whether someone is a friend, romantic partner, or family member struggling with alcohol abuse, the relationship becomes challenging.  Alcohol remains […]

Blood Testing and Heavy Alcohol Use

Blood Testing and Heavy Alcohol Use Blood tests are used to measure the level of alcohol in someone’s blood. Most people are familiar with the breathalyzer, a test regularly used by the police when someone is suspected of drunk driving, but blood testing is more accurate. When someone submits a blood test, the level of […]

7 Signs Someone is Struggling with Addiction

7 Signs Someone is Struggling with Addiction Addiction can manifest in numerous ways, depending on the person. However, there are sure warning signs of addiction that can apply to most people dealing with substance abuse. The following are common signs of addiction that can help you recognize when someone needs help. 1. Cravings When someone […]

How Toxic Relationships Can Poison Your Recovery From Substance Abuse

How Toxic Relationships Can Poison Your Recovery

How Toxic Relationships Can Poison Your Recovery From Substance Abuse Elevate Addiction Services understands the enormous role family and friends play in addiction. Many people contribute to patterns of substance abuse, and some do not realize the negative impact they have on others. It’s vital for everyone struggling with substance abuse to identify the toxic relationships […]

5 Steps To Create Healthy Habits To Beat Addiction

Create Healthy Habits To Beat Addiction

5 Steps To Create Healthy Habits To Beat Addiction Taking your life back from addiction can be challenging. However, with commitment and the right knowledge and support, you can replace those old habits with new, healthy habits. Some substances are too dangerous to quit without assistance because severe withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening in some […]

Life After Addiction: What Living Sober Would Look Like

Life After Addiction

Life After Addiction: What Living Sober Would Look Like This page does not provide medical advice Written by Elevate Addiction Services | ©2020 Elevate Addiction Services | All Rights Reserved What would your life look like? If you could put down drugs. Say ‘no’ to alcohol. Be the person you daydream about being. Maybe you have […]

Going Back To Rehab After A Relapse

Going Back To Rehab After A Relapse

Going Back To Rehab After A Relapse Recent research has shown that roughly half of the people who enter a treatment program for drug or alcohol addiction will relapse within less than a year. While statistics like this might sound discouraging, relapsing is considered a normal part of the recovery process because of all the […]

5 Warning Signs Of Heroin Abuse

5 Signs Of Heroin Addiction

5 Warning Signs Of Heroin Abuse More than 494,000 people admitted to using heroin at least once in 2017. Unfortunately, that number has continued to increase since then, especially regarding women and those with higher incomes. Heroin is a highly addictive opioid that can cause numerous physical and mental health problems. It is crucial to […]

3 Reasons Not To Try A Drug Intervention By Yourself

3 Reasons Not To Do A Drug Intervention On Your Own

3 Reasons Not To Try A Drug Intervention By Yourself The family and loved ones of a person addicted to drugs are likely already aware of the need for treatment, perhaps have even tried it before with little or no success. Maybe the family has looked into treatment programs but is unsure how to proceed […]