Category Archives: Elevate Addiction Services Rehab Resources

3 Types of Adventure Therapy Used in Addiction Treatment
Adventure therapy for addiction treatment combines a rigorous physical fitness program with other components of addiction therapy as a means to improve physical and mental health during the treatment process. In fact, there is evidence to support the use of physical fitness exercises as a critical component of effective treatment for prolonged exposure to the chemicals and toxins found in many of today’s drugs. The benefits of adventure therapy for drug addiction go much further than skin deep. It’s not about looking physically fit and healthy. It does so much more for the patients who embrace it, including: Helps them feel strong ...

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 ...