Tag Archives: Addiction Relapse Advice

First Year of Sobriety: Managing Your Mental Health and Dealing With Withdrawal Symptoms
Going from addiction to sobriety is best thought of not as an event, but as a journey. Initially, the focus of attention is on rehab: Is rehab really necessary? If so, what kind and for how long? Rehab is thought of as the place where people get sober and turn their lives around, and this is true. It’s also true that the recovery process continues for several months after leaving an addiction rehab center. This is why it’s so important to select a drug and alcohol treatment center that has an addiction recovery program that is designed to help clients learn how to ...

Elevate’s Dan Manson Explains: What Does Holistic Rehab Really Mean?
 How is holistic drug and alcohol treatment different from traditional rehab? Dan Manson, CEO of Elevate Addiction Services, recently discussed the answer with Ethan Bearman of KGO 810 radio on his weekly CEO Spotlight segment. Listen to The Entire Radio Interview, Or Read the Full Transcript Below: Removing Labels and Learning Who You Are Without Substances In response to Ethan’s question on what makes holistic rehab different, Dan points out the importance of removing labels and giving a person the opportunity to find out who they are without any substances in their system, legal or illegal. “Our goal is to remove labels entirely while ...

Expert Corner: Avoiding Friends Who Are a Negative Influence
Sobriety isn’t new to me – my family is full of addicts to drugs and alcohol. Mostly, I didn’t hit the hard stuff, just drank some and smoked weed but even that was too hard and my life got crazy; I knew I had to get clean. Before this though, I was with someone I’d been friends with for over 10 years. We always used and drank heavily together. Now, I’m clean and he’s not. I’m trying to stay away, but he keeps finding me. I blocked him on all my accounts and my phone, but he won’t give up. ...

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 ...