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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 ...
Expert Corner: Avoiding Friends Who Are a Negative Influence

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. ...
Are Binge Drinkers More Likely to Become Alcohol Dependent?

Are Binge Drinkers More Likely to Become Alcohol Dependent?
Binge drinking is a growing problem in the United States. In January 2012, the CDC released estimates that more than 38 million adults participate in binge drinking. Many do so as many as four times a month. While the largest group engaging in binge drinking is in the 18-to-24-age range, those over 65 who imbibe in excess were found to binge drink more frequently. Binge drinkers run a greater risk of serious consequences than those who consume alcohol in limited amounts. Underage binge drinkers, for example, are twice as likely to continue binge drinking as adults and three times more likely ...
Elevate Addiction Services: Northern California Rehab Serving All Residents of California

Elevate Addiction Services: Northern California Rehab Serving All Residents of California
The first step in successful addiction recovery is recognizing the problem and deciding it is time to seek help. The second step is locating a treatment center that is accessible, proven to be effective and 100% committed to the success of its clients. Elevate Addiction Services offers holistic, individualized addiction recovery programs at three locations, welcoming guests from Northern California, Central California, Southern California and the rest of the United States. About Elevate Addiction Services The Elevate philosophy is to guide individuals struggling with addiction through a life-altering transformation rather than mask the condition with medication. Elevate Addiction Services has three locations in ...
The Expert Corner: Obsession vs. Addiction

The Expert Corner: Obsession vs. Addiction
You know how something can just replay over and over in your mind, no matter how hard you try to get it out? When I was little, it was like that with Legos: I would build them, take them apart and start all over. Everything was about getting back to a table to build. Now I’m obsessed with heroin, but it doesn’t feel like it’s bad, it’s just my next obsession. I guess I’m wondering if that is all addiction is, being obsessed. Millions of people are obsessed with their stuff. Why does being obsessed with a drug make me ...
California Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Managing Prescription Drug Abuse

California Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: Managing Prescription Drug Abuse
The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES), California’s prescription drug monitoring program, was established to combat the adverse effects of prescription drug abuse across the state. The program aims to accomplish this goal by promoting prescription drug safety and educating Californians on the dangers of prescription drugs. What is Drug Diversion?  Not to be confused with programs that offer first-time offenders the chance to attend treatment instead of serving a jail sentence, drug diversion refers to the exchange of prescription drugs from the individual with the prescription to another party. Within the CURES program, the term “drug diversion” refers specifically to ...