Category Archives: Elevate Addiction Services Rehab Resources

Evidence-Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment Is Essential to Safe, Successful Recovery
The Importance of Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Practices Effective drug treatment approaches are designed to address the many facets of drug and alcohol addiction and how it affects the individual, their family and society as a whole. There are many types of evidence-based drug addiction treatment, and our knowledge about evidence-based practices evolves constantly as we learn more about addiction and how it affects the mind, body and spirit. Generally speaking, there are several guiding principles behind safe and effective evidence-based treatment programs. These include: Supportive Infrastructure The most effective addiction treatment programs have a supportive systems and structures approach. This means that many rehab ...

Elevate Staff and Clients Take Experiential Therapy Trip to Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, CA
At Elevate, even though we have an expansive, spread-out campus for clients in inpatient treatment, we still don’t believe in keeping our residents cooped up on the property. This is why experiential therapy is one of the core components of our holistic approach to treatment. On Halloween morning last month, we took more than 20 clients to the Mystery Spot, located just outside of the nearby city of Santa Cruz, California. Designated as a California historical landmark, the Mystery Spot is a “gravitational anomaly” situated on a rural, redwoods-covered hill. The gravity-defying spot itself spans 150 feet in diameter, and compasses ...

Elevate Achieves Drug Prevention at Monterey County Fair
We Love the Fair!  The Monterey County Fair is back in town, providing yet another perfect opportunity for Elevate to reach out about drug prevention. We try to get involved in as many community events as possible, and the annual fairs are one of our favorite times of year to do so. Our local fairs provide a family friendly and safe atmosphere for families to play, eat good food, and enjoy some entertainment. The Monterey County Fair provided all of these this year, and the energy and turnout was great. We used this fun event as an opportunity to add some drug prevention ...

How Long Does Addiction Rehab Take?
When looking for a high-quality inpatient addiction treatment program, the length of the program is an important consideration to take into account to ensure a good fit. Here’s what you need to know when evaluating different types of treatment programs. Long-Term vs. Short-Term Rehab The majority of inpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers provide a 30-day (or 28-day) program. This usually includes medically supervised detox, some form of therapy, and sobriety education. Long-term programs – usually 90 days or more – are on the rise as studies have emerged showing that relapse is less likely after programs that last three months or ...

Elevate Explores the Healing Power of Laughter
Laughter Is Good for the Soul Most of us have experienced how a simple smile from a stranger or the sound of a baby giggling can quickly lift your mood, but how does laughter actually effect the human body? Gelotology, referred to by some as the science of laughter, is the study of laughing and its psychological and physiological effects on the body. Studies in this field show that smiling and laughing not only improves physical health, but also has noticeably positive effects on mental well-being. Professors of psychology and physicians across the country have partaken in studies on laughter and found that laughing suppresses pain, helps boost the ...

Elevate Volunteers at Local National Night Out
Elevate volunteers at local National Night Out event, aiding in strengthening community relations with our local law enforcement and showing support for our county’s drug prevention programs. It is an annual tradition for Elevate Addiction Services to get out and show our support for our local law enforcement by volunteering at our local National Night Out event, and this year was a huge success! National Night Out The event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, has been celebrated by communities across the United States and Canada since 1984, making this celebration a long standing tradition across the nation and for ...