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.

The Rising Opioid-Related Death Toll in California
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have officially announced the misuse, abuse, and overdose of prescription medications as a national epidemic. In the United States, more deaths result from prescription medication overdoses than car accidents. Despite serious risks of addiction and overdose, physicians today prescribe opioids for more than just short-term pain – they prescribe them for chronic pain such as backaches or arthritis. No surprise why California leads nation in opioid-related deaths. As the sale of opioids such as morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone hit an all-time high, so does the number of opioid-related deaths. Prescribing opioids for ...

New California Laws May Prevent the Overmedication of Foster Kids
In the past, lawmakers didn’t think twice about how doctors treated foster children suffering from emotional traumas such as abandonment and abuse. Nobody controlled how often practitioners prescribed psychiatric drugs that had serious potential for doing more harm than good. Today, investigations into California’s foster care system shed light on the doctors who fuel medication problems by inappropriately prescribing narcotics to the state’s most vulnerable children – ultimately leading to three new California laws. A Glance at California’s Foster System When the Juvenile Division has reason to remove a child from home due to abuse or neglect, it will place the child ...

New Law May Prevent Opioid Addicts From Doctor Shopping in California
The ongoing opioid epidemic in America has hit an all-time high, with more than 2.1 million people in the U.S. suffering from prescription pain reliever use disorders. More than 78 opioid-related deaths occur in the country every day. California is experiencing a more rampant problem than other states, with some counties reporting death rates three times higher than the national average. More than 4,000 Californians die from opioid addictions every year. One major contributor to prescription opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose is doctor shopping. What Is Doctor Shopping? “Doctor shopping” describes the practice of visiting multiple physicians and obtaining prescriptions from each ...

Magnesium Deficiency in Alcoholics and Alcohol Abusers
Magnesium Deficiency from Alcohol The effects of alcohol abuse are generally well-known, but fewer Americans recognize the dangers posed by magnesium deficiency or how common the affliction is among alcoholics and alcohol abusers. In the 1950s, clinical studies reported that magnesium deficiency was widely prevalent among alcoholics. Further studies showed that this deficiency was aggravated by hepatic damage caused by extreme alcohol intake. Magnesium is an essential element to the human body. Despite its importance, many people – including those struggling with alcoholism – may not know the role that magnesium plays in managing their health. Read on to learn more about ...

Elevate Picks Up Over 500 Toys for Toys for Tots
Most individuals look forward to the holiday season with great anticipation, for a variety of reasons. Even while they may be rushing through stores and arranging get-togethers for family members and friends, most people recognize that the holiday season carries with a deep and precious emotional impact. Unfortunately, not everyone is as fortunate as those who truly enjoy the spirit of the season. While the main spirit of the holiday season is focused on love, family, togetherness and celebrating what one has, it is also a time for giving to others who are less fortunate–especially children. It is a sad fact ...