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Elevate Chiropractic Care for Addiction Recovery

Chiropractic Care in Addiction Recovery and Substance Abuse Treatment
Drug abuse is a serious issue facing our country. The rampant misuse of alcohol and other substances accounts for 50% of all traffic fatalities, 60% of drownings, 83% of arrests, and 35% of suicides. In 2014 alone there were 47,055 drug overdoses. In particular, opioids have been linked to 18,800 deaths in relation to prescription pain medication and another 10,500 as a result of heroin usage. These rates have skyrocketed since the 1990s, and they continue to rise. Drugs Aren’t the Only Addiction Dr. Jay Holder, D.C. — A chiropractor who himself touts the benefits of chiropractic care in addiction recovery — said ...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Addiction Intervention
There are few things more painful than watching a loved one’s life being destroyed by addiction. When efforts to help are either unsuccessful or, even worse, inadvertently enable the addiction, it’s natural to feel helpless and at a loss as to what to do next. Do you give up on trying to help and hope that at some point they “hit bottom” and decide to turn their life around? Do you keep doing what little you can to help them stay fed and housed while trying to turn a blind eye to the substance use? Do you try an intervention? You’ve probably ...

How to Choose a Legitimate Holistic Drug Rehabilitation Program
When it comes to choosing a treatment center for drug or alcohol addiction, selecting the right facility for yourself or a loved one is critical. Not only must the program deliver high-quality treatment, it needs to be a place where the individual feels safe and comfortable while going through detox and recovery. There are many rehabilitation centers that claim to have holistic programs, so it’s worth exploring those claims a bit further. What does “holistic” mean? Is holistic treatment really important, or simply a perk? Is holistic care better than traditional treatment? We’ll answer these questions and more, and provide the information ...

The 4 Components of Holistic Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Holistic drug and alcohol treatment takes a different approach than traditional rehab. At Elevate, we empower our clients to be completely drug-free for life. We partner with you to build a solid foundation on which you can make great choices for your future using four key components. Detox The first step is to stop your habit and allow your body to rid itself of toxic and harmful substances. The detox stage is a critical phase because your body is going through changes and craving the substance that it’s used to receiving. Every detox must have a strategy that’s customized for the individual and ...

4th of July Celebrations in Santa Cruz County – 2017
We celebrate the 4th of July as a day of remembrance, highlighting when we gained our independence as a nation. The holiday is a time to spend with family, enjoy BBQ, attend parades, and watch fireworks in remembrance of our nation’s history. Elevate Rehab understands that this time of celebration can be difficult for those recovering from addiction. Use this guide to events in Santa Cruz County to enjoy the holiday while staying sober. Family-Friendly Activities in Santa Cruz Cities throughout Santa Cruz County are preparing for 4th of July weekend. A wide variety of activities and events include pancake breakfasts, parades, music, ...

Expert Corner: What is the Cause of Addiction?
I saw a TED talk a while back about why people become addicts. The guy basically said that addiction comes from loneliness. I guess that kind of makes sense, but also doesn’t. For me the loneliness came later. I started drinking and smoking pot with friends in high school because that’s basically all there was to do for fun. It wasn’t until years later after everyone had moved on that I found I didn’t have any friends outside of those I’d use with. I never really stopped using until rehab (I tried a ton of stuff, but heroin was my ...