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How Binge Drinking Affects Your Body and How to Stop
The Effects of Binge Drinking on the Body Many people, especially college students, engage in binge drinking either to combat stress or simply to party. But heavy alcohol consumption, even from one night of binge drinking, can lead to serious health consequences. Read the infographic below to see how alcohol affects your body. Then keep reading to learn some effective ways to relax, have fun and manage your stress and emotions without resorting to heavy drinking. Why Do People Binge Drink? Before you even started reading this, you probably already knew that binge drinking isn’t good for your health. Drinking is one of those ...

Elevate Volunteers at Local National Night Out
Elevate volunteers at local National Night Out event, aiding in strengthening community relations with our local law enforcement and showing support for our county’s drug prevention programs. It is an annual tradition for Elevate Addiction Services to get out and show our support for our local law enforcement by volunteering at our local National Night Out event, and this year was a huge success! National Night Out The event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, has been celebrated by communities across the United States and Canada since 1984, making this celebration a long standing tradition across the nation and for ...

Expert Corner: How Do You Regain Trust After Addiction?
My brother won’t believe I’m clean. I haven’t used in over six months. I’m on Suboxone maintenance and back at college, where I aced my first semester. I understand that my brother has seen me high like so many times, but he hasn’t seen me use since Christmas. I don’t understand this. I only ever go out of the house with him! It feels pretty sh*tty. I’m not like pushing hard to convince him, I want him to have some trust in me. He said that even if I said I was clean for the next 10 years he still ...

Illegal Drugs That Look Like Rx Painkillers: The Differences Could Be Deadly
Across the country, drug operations are taking advantage of the rising trend of opioid painkiller abuse by creating illegal drug pills made to look like legal prescription medications. This incredibly dangerous growing trend has already claimed many lives across the United States as unsuspecting users take what they think is their usual dose and end up overdosing on a mystery drug cocktail. Here’s what you need to know about this disturbing trend. From Prescriptions to Illegal Drugs Prescription opioid and opiate medications are often prescribed by doctors to treat acute short-term pain, such as after surgery or a broken bone. However, because of ...

BREAKING NEWS: Opioid Crisis is Center of $1.3 Billion Health Care Fraud Scheme – and U.S. is Cracking Down!
U.S. Government Cracks Down Last week U.S. prosecutors charged more than 400 people across the country with taking part in health care fraud, and the opioid crisis is front and center of this operation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced these charges on July 13th, 2017 and is calling this “the largest opioid related fraud take-down in American history”. The charges range from doctors accused of partaking in a scheme to prescribe unnecessary opioids for personal profit, to rehab facilities allegedly recruiting addicts with the promise of gift cards, visits to local strip clubs and even drugs! U.S. officials state the alleged ...

Comparing the Dangers of Alcoholism to Painkiller Addiction
As the opioid addiction epidemic has garnered national attention, it can be easy to forget that alcohol addiction is still highly prevalent and as deadly as ever. While the dangers of drinking alcohol are fairly well known, withdrawal from alcohol can also be deadly, as evidenced by the recent tragic death of actor Nelsan Ellis. Every type of addiction comes with specific dangers. When comparing prescription painkillers to alcohol, painkillers are more dangerous in the short term. However, the long-term risks to an alcohol user’s health are far more significant and often unavoidable after prolonged excessive alcohol use. Opioid painkillers carry a ...