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Five Reasons Why California Is the Ideal Setting for Drug and Alcohol Treatment
See why the golden state could be the gateway to reconnecting with your life. California is home to stretching beaches, rolling hills, and diverse wildlife. Many options for treatment exist in the state—ranging from drug and alcohol treatment centers to a healthy lifestyle supported by exploration, action, and friends. California is the ideal setting for drug and alcohol detox—as well as recovery. Not only are the state’s drug detox programs incredibly effective, but its environment is conducive to the lifestyle which combats addiction at its core. Elevate Addiction Services is situated in Silicon Valley, serving Oakland, San Francisco, and Central Coast. We love ...

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with More than Just 12 Steps
The road to real recovery is more than a quick trip. To find a good residential rehabilitation program, one first needs to know where to look. Rehabilitation is a journey—and a long one. Like other chronic diseases, it’s possible to treat addiction. Because addiction has a chronic nature, however, relapse isn’t only possible—but likely. Individual outcome treatments depend on the patient’s particular problems. In most cases, the appropriateness of treatment also depends on the individual’s degree of addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that prescription drugs, alcohol and illicit substances cause over 90,000 American deaths per year. 12 Step Rehab: Not Necessarily ...

How Physical Fitness Programs Counteract Opiate Withdrawal
Learn how moving your body helps your take the edge off Addiction can impact every part of a person’s life. Opiate addiction is particularly dangerous. Every day, over 115 people in America die from an opiate overdose. The use, misuse, and addiction to opioids—which includes heroin, prescription pain relievers and synthetic opioids like fentanyl—is considered to be a national crisis. Today’s inpatient rehab programs work diligently to combat this epidemic. Similarly, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that America’s overall economic burden of opioid misuse, by itself, costs the nation about $78.5 billion per year. This number includes several costs, including: Healthcare costs Lost ...

Redefining What Holistic Addiction Recovery Really Means
It’s not just a buzzword, but a way to create real and lasting change. Everyone has heard of the traditional 12-step program for alcohol and drug rehabilitation. In fact, many rehab facilities, nearly 74 percent of them, employ this methodology for getting enrollees on the path to sobriety. If you or a loved one has tried alcohol or drug rehab before, then chances are high that the treatment offered was a 12-step program. There’s just one problem with that. There’s a lot of supporting research, including from trusted resources like Psychology Today, that posits that 12-step programs do not work as effectively as ...

Three Ways to Continue Adventure Therapy During Aftercare
Aftercare programs for substance abuse are everywhere, and aftercare treatment options are numerous. Getting continued support after rehab, however, might require a little motivation. For many, these programs might not seem necessary. For others, substance abuse aftercare may have simply slipped their mind. If you’ve been to an inpatient rehab center, you might’ve engaged adventure therapy—or a recovery program based on novel, healthy experiences. You might’ve even made like-minded friends—those who you’ve conquered your addiction with. This method of therapy may not be used in every program, but it’s rather effective when it is. Did You Undergo Adventure Therapy? You might not realize ...

Is 100% Drug-Free Outpatient Rehab Possible?
Fighting fire with fire just makes more fire. There’s a different way Outpatient treatment is effective, by and large, because it’s highly customizable. The modern outpatient treatment center takes care in understanding the individual’s needs, addiction history and motivations. Some addicted individuals use outpatient treatment because they suffer from mild substance abuse. Others, meanwhile, may turn to outpatient addiction treatment to follow up on inpatient care. Outpatient Treatment: More Effective Than You Think Outpatient treatment gives patients the freedom to work, spend time with family and pursue life goals. A severe addiction to specific substances, like oxycodone or heroin, is typically treated in ...