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Expert Corner: Can Marijuana Be Dangerous?
I just read that a bunch of people in Colorado are getting hospitalized for too much marijuana usage, but everything I’ve heard is that pot isn’t addictive or dangerous. What’s the truth? Is pot actually addictive and do you treat people for smoking it?   What I hear about more than people smoking pot is that people are being hospitalized for ingesting edibles such as cookies, brownies, gummy bears, etc. Many people don’t pay attention to the dose and eat an entire cookie when the dose was for 1/6th of a cookie. That 1/6 was likely a very potent dose already and ...

How to Create Healthy Habits to Beat Addiction
Taking back your life from destructive habits, like addiction, can be challenging. However, with commitment and the right knowledge and support, you can replace those old habits with new, healthy habits. As you begin your journey towards a healthier way of life, be sure to consult professional advice before attempting to detox. Some substances are too dangerous to quit without assistance, because severe withdrawal symptoms can be life threatening in certain cases. Consult a doctor or call our addiction specialists to get a recommendation for your situation. From Better Habits to a Better Life Creating new habits is a long-term process. It’s important ...

Expert Corner: How Do You Find the Motivation to Stop Drinking?
I’ve been an alcoholic for years now. I’ve had DUIs, been arrested, attended court-ordered AA and substance abuse therapy, among other awful consequences, but I just keep coming back. I’ve drank for years, but after I left the military, I really struggled. I was diagnosed with PTSD and have taken prescription benzos, but never abused them. It’s the drinking that spiraled out of control and hasn’t ever let go. Alcohol is like my best friend and my worst enemy. It has comforted me and ruined me. I don’t like who I am, but I don’t know how to live any ...

What an Effective Addiction Treatment Program Should Offer
You’ve made the decision to overcome your addiction, and you deserve a program that focuses on your whole being. One that believes that everyone deserves to lead a happy, healthy life, despite what’s happened in the past. Not one that simply manages your addiction or substitutes one drug for another. An effective drug or alcohol addiction treatment program combines evidence-based treatment options that focus on mind, body, and soul while working to heal the whole person from within. It works to ensure that addiction no longer has a place in your life and gives you the confidence, skills, and tools to ...

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 ...