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All the Wrong Reasons People Try to Detox at Home
Substance abuse wreaks havoc on the body and mind. After acknowledging the problem exists, the first step toward sobriety is detoxification, the process of removing the drugs and alcohol from a person’s system after their final dose or last drink. During this time, the symptoms of withdrawal are at their peak, as is the chance of fatal medical complications. Elevate Addiction Services wants everyone struggling with addiction to understand the importance of medical intervention during detox, and to avoid the temptation to try to save money by trying home detox. Why Would Anyone Choose Home Detox? Despite the risks, many people with substance abuse ...

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 in their lives and overcome them, either by restructuring the relationship or keeping a healthy distance. Toxic relationships are incredibly dangerous. Not only can they contribute to a substance abuse problem in the first place, but they can also prolong an addiction, or increase the chances of relapse. Addiction Recovery Is About Rebuilding Yourself Substance abuse recovery requires ...

Non-12-Step Addiction Treatment vs. Traditional 12-Step Programs
Recovering from addiction is no small feat. Some people struggle with it their entire lives. Others have found a way to move on and live happy, sober lives. What separates the ones who continue to struggle with addiction versus those who have recovered? It’s not about having the strongest willpower, as some people think. Ultimately, successfully recovering from addiction requires finding the treatment approach that is best suited to your individual needs. There are many components of drug and alcohol addiction treatment, including: Clinical and Holistic Therapies Nutrition and Exercise Sobriety Education (such as relapse-prevention techniques) Individual and Group Therapy Peer Support Many addiction treatment centers use the 12-step ...

How to Talk to Teens About Prescription Pills
All parents inevitably have to have a talk with their children concerning drugs. As children grow older, they are more likely to encounter different types of drugs through friends and schoolmates, and it’s important that they understand the risks of experimenting with alcohol and other drugs. The dangers of most illicit drugs are well-known, but many teens don’t recognize the inherent dangers of prescription medications. Since prescription pills are legal, many people across all age default to assuming they are safe. Starting the Conversation About Prescription Drugs When it’s time to talk to your teen about the dangers of prescription pills, refer to ...

Elevate Achieves Drug Prevention at Monterey County Fair
We Love the Fair!  The Monterey County Fair is back in town, providing yet another perfect opportunity for Elevate to reach out about drug prevention. We try to get involved in as many community events as possible, and the annual fairs are one of our favorite times of year to do so. Our local fairs provide a family friendly and safe atmosphere for families to play, eat good food, and enjoy some entertainment. The Monterey County Fair provided all of these this year, and the energy and turnout was great. We used this fun event as an opportunity to add some drug prevention ...

How Long Does Addiction Rehab Take?
When looking for a high-quality inpatient addiction treatment program, the length of the program is an important consideration to take into account to ensure a good fit. Here’s what you need to know when evaluating different types of treatment programs. Long-Term vs. Short-Term Rehab The majority of inpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers provide a 30-day (or 28-day) program. This usually includes medically supervised detox, some form of therapy, and sobriety education. Long-term programs – usually 90 days or more – are on the rise as studies have emerged showing that relapse is less likely after programs that last three months or ...