Category Archives: California Addiction Treatment Resources

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 ...

How Binge Drinking and Alcoholism Affect California Communities
Binge Drinking in California Rebekah, a college student in California, eagerly anticipated celebrating her 21st birthday with her friends at a local bar. Unfortunately, Rebekah’s first experience with binge drinking would be her last. Her friends egged her on to quickly down 21 shots for her 21st, which made Rebekah pass out, choke on her own vomit and stop breathing. Rebekah, merely one casualty of the 1 in 6 American adults who binge drink regularly, became a victim of alcohol poisoning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, binge drinking – the excessive and rapid consumption of alcohol resulting in a ...

Elevate Participates in International Coastal Cleanup Day 2017 to Help Save California’s Beaches
Elevate Addiction Services truly believe that volunteer work during addiction recovery offers therapeutic benefits, and helps to give purpose and positivity in a time when individuals yearn for these feelings. One of the many ways Elevate and our guests help the community near our Northern California treatment center is by participating in the “Adopt-A-Beach®” program in conjunction with the California Coastal Commission. 2-3 times per year, we gather a crew of volunteers from our recovery program to beautify and remove trash from our section of the beach along the Pacific Ocean. This year, our volunteers performed cleanup along with millions of other ...

How to Create Healthy Habits to Beat Addiction
Taking back your life from destructive habits, like addiction, can be challenging. However, with commitment and the right knowledge and support, you can replace those old habits with new, healthy habits. As you begin your journey towards a healthier way of life, be sure to consult professional advice before attempting to detox. Some substances are too dangerous to quit without assistance, because severe withdrawal symptoms can be life threatening in certain cases. Consult a doctor or call our addiction specialists to get a recommendation for your situation. From Better Habits to a Better Life Creating new habits is a long-term process. It’s important ...

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 ...

Heroin the Number One Problem in South Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe, a town of about 20,000 nestled on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe, is widely known as a vacation destination. Like any town that caters to vacationers from out of town, South Lake Tahoe has had to deal with its fair share of guests using recreational drugs or engaging in binge drinking. Today, however, the alarming rate of drugs and drinking among the full-time residents of South Lake Tahoe has law enforcement and state officials very worried. Drug Problems in South Lake Tahoe Local law enforcement first noticed the problem in 2008. Prior to then, drug possession, sale and ...