Elevate Addiction Services News and Articles

Here on the Elevate Rehab blog, you can read recent articles regarding addiction, drugs and alcohol, mental health and recovery. Subscribe to our newsletter and never miss out on our latest news.

Get Help Now!

Treatment specialists are standing by. Take the next step in your path to recovery.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Elevate’s Dan Manson Explains: What Does Holistic Rehab Really Mean?
 How is holistic drug and alcohol treatment different from traditional rehab? Dan Manson, CEO of Elevate Addiction Services, recently discussed the answer with Ethan Bearman of KGO 810 radio on his weekly CEO Spotlight segment. Listen to The Entire Radio Interview, Or Read the Full Transcript Below: Removing Labels and Learning Who You Are Without Substances In response to Ethan’s question on what makes holistic rehab different, Dan points out the importance of removing labels and giving a person the opportunity to find out who they are without any substances in their system, legal or illegal. “Our goal is to remove labels entirely while ...

Does Alcohol Abuse Increase Cancer Risk?
Studies have shown that alcoholic beverages act as carcinogens, substances that naturally make body tissue more susceptible to cancer when consumed by humans. This research also notes that cancer risks are even greater when humans combine alcohol abuse with smoking cigarettes. The type of alcohol consumed had no effect on the outcome of the study, indicating that beer, wine and spirits are equally dangerous.   Several components found in alcohol are either known or suspected carcinogens, including nitrosamines, acetaldehyde, ethyl carbamate and aflatoxins. Likewise, carcinogenic arsenic compounds and asbestos are often found in alcohol. Many of these chemicals are safe on ...

Expert Corner: Is Cocaine as Addictive as Other Drugs?
I’ve heard a bunch of people say that cocaine is really hard to get addicted to and that’s it’s a clean drug. Some people have even said the cravings are like craving pot. They say if you can handle pot, you can handle cocaine. But everything on the internet says cocaine is like the most addictive. What’s true?   Cocaine is definitely addictive and there is plenty of scientific and medical research to support this fact. Sure, some people may use cocaine and not become addicted to it. Some people may try cigarettes and not become addicted to them either, and cigarettes ...

The Facts About Men vs. Women and Alcoholism
Many of the physical differences between men and women are obvious, but one less visible physiological difference between men and women is how their bodies react to alcohol. How alcohol is metabolized, susceptibility to alcohol abuse and alcoholism, and even treatments for addiction can differ greatly based on the individual’s gender. Alcohol Metabolization Body composition plays a major role in explaining how men and women react to alcohol differently. Men typically have more muscle mass than women, which results in a larger volume of blood flow and the ability to dilute larger quantities of alcohol. Conversely, women exhibit less blood flow volume ...

How Alcohol Abuse Affects Bones, Increases Risk of Osteoporosis
Many people believe osteoporosis is only a problem for men and women over the age of 50, but the condition isn’t limited to seniors. While not all the risk factors for osteoporosis are controllable, there are many that can be influenced by diet and lifestyle.  That’s why it’s important for individuals of any age to learn more about osteoporosis and how to mitigate the potential risks. What Is Osteoporosis?  Osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by a severe loss of tissue and a significant decrease in bone density. This gradual deterioration of the skeletal system makes bones easier to break, greatly increasing ...

Expert Corner: Avoiding Friends Who Are a Negative Influence
Sobriety isn’t new to me – my family is full of addicts to drugs and alcohol. Mostly, I didn’t hit the hard stuff, just drank some and smoked weed but even that was too hard and my life got crazy; I knew I had to get clean. Before this though, I was with someone I’d been friends with for over 10 years. We always used and drank heavily together. Now, I’m clean and he’s not. I’m trying to stay away, but he keeps finding me. I blocked him on all my accounts and my phone, but he won’t give up. ...