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What an Effective Addiction Treatment Program Should Offer

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?

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?

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?

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

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

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 ...