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The Ways an Intervention Helps Parents Get Their Children Help, Respectfully
You raised them right, but they still need love and guidance Addiction is frightening. As a parent, few things are more worrisome than a child’s addiction. Planning an intervention for your teenager or college-aged child may seem difficult, but it’s one of the most effective methods of substance use intervention. You’ve raised your child to the best of your abilities. Now, they’re old enough to care for themselves. This said, your role as a parent needn’t end. Your job is to love, care and nurture them. Sometimes, this means helping them seek help for themselves. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has covered ...

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 ...
Holistic Addiction Treatment Brings Recovery to Mind, Body, and Spirit

Holistic Addiction Treatment Brings Recovery to Mind, Body, and Spirit
Many people suffering from alcohol or drug dependency are looking for help and a way back to the life they once had. Past failures and fear of negative repercussions prevent many people from getting the help they need. Those suffering from addiction face a difficult road, but there are treatment options that can make a recovery less painful while decreasing the chances of relapse. A Better Way to Detox from Drugs and Alcohol Coming off drugs and alcohol can be a painful process, with symptoms ranging from vomiting and muscle spasms to intense pain. Many medical professionals seek to alleviate these issues by ...

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 ...

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 ...

Summing Up Heroin and Opioid Abuse in the Hardest Hit Areas of California
Opioid Abuse in California Opioid abuse is a nationwide issue, and each state has unique challenges when it comes to curbing this worrisome trend. Opioids, primarily in the form of pain medication obtained through a prescription, are extremely habit-forming and put users at a high risk for physical dependence and painful withdrawal symptoms. In the U.S., California is one of the states most heavily impacted by widespread opioid abuse. Opioid and Heroin Overdoses in California Increasing California has witnessed a dramatic increase in opioid and heroin overdoses over the past decade. As of 2013, opioid and heroin overdoses occur as frequently as once ...