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Elevate Addiction Services Talk Addiction with Kathy Ireland’s Modern Living
Kathy Ireland’s Discusses Holistic Addiction Treatment with Elevate Rehab Kathy Ireland’s program, Modern Living, keeps the nation current on national trends and news. One topic that has been making national headlines is the growing problem with addiction, which is reaching epidemic proportions. She discussed this issue with Elevate Rehab President Daniel Manson and spokesperson Ashly Guernaccini, along with other Elevate team members and specialists.   As Ireland pointed out, Elevate Addiction Services has a unique approach to mitigating the risk of relapse for those suffering from addiction. Because drugs are so readily available, addiction has become a nationwide epidemic, with many baffled ...

Relapse Can Reaffirm Sobriety
With national addiction treatment success rates at an unacceptable 10%, and the heroin epidemic producing heroin users relapsing at an astounding 90%, we must realize the uncomfortable truth that relapse is most likely going to happen. However, we must also realize that today’s heroin is so much more deadly than that of the past; one more time could possibly be your last. Recovery is not about just stopping addiction, it is a life-long journey of finding yourself and your inspiration to live the life you want.  Learning From Your Mistakes We all stumble in areas of our life — personally and with ...

Elevate Addiction Services Proudly Lends a Hand at the 2016 Purist Winter Toy Drive
Elevate Addiction Services is very pleased to have been a part of the 2016 Purist Winter Toy Drive. In its fourth year, the Winter Toy Drive was held on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Industry Hills Expo Center in the City of Industry, CA. It was a day of fun, entertainment, live music, unique vehicles, prizes and giveaways, but – most importantly – we helped gather thousands of toys to be donated to less fortunate children this holiday season. See Our Photos from the 2016 Winter Toy Drive Event: We would like to thank everyone who attended and donated, and we would especially ...

Santa Cruz County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics
Drug and alcohol abuse is considered California’s No. 1 premature killer. In California, 40,000 emergency room visits each year are drug-related. Though illicit drug and alcohol abuse is a statewide problem, it is particularly prevalent in Santa Cruz County. Unlike other areas that often see spikes of one particular drug, the area’s abuse rates cover a range of drugs – from marijuana and cocaine to hallucinogens and prescription drugs. The statistics offered by the Santa Cruz County Health Department show a large disparity between the state and the county. The percentage of adults who need help for emotional/mental problems or drug ...

Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment and Recovery
Once a person is in a recovery program for a methamphetamine addiction, the hard work begins. The treatment may go on for several months and even after that, there will be residual insecurities and emotional difficulties for the recovering patient to deal with. Methamphetamine impairs the mind, working not only on the dopamine receptors but also memory impairment, memory loss, a reduced ability to think clearly or logically, a reduced ability to maintain focus and attention, and a reduced ability to regulate violent or aggressive urges. It takes time to heal from all of these impairments. The brain craves the stimulation that methamphetamine ...

The Latest News on the Opioid Epidemic in America
We are in the middle of our worst opioid epidemic ever. This current epidemic had its start in the 1990’s when big pharma companies really pushed the sale and prescriptions of their drugs. Their aggressive marketing techniques (that included TV commercials and incentives for doctors to prescribe) are at the root of it. This is according to a recent study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The number of prescriptions has increased from 76 million in 1991 to over 200 million in 2013. America has become the biggest consumer of opioids worldwide. This correlates to the increase in opioid-related deaths. ...