Tag Archives: Drug Treatment Programs

How to Prepare Mentally for a Stay in a Drug Rehab Center
Getting started with drug and alcohol treatment right away is often the best approach. However, for various reasons, some folks feel like they have to have to wait a while before starting their alcohol or drug rehab. Maybe they’re put on a waiting list, or they need additional time to tie up loose ends at work or with family before entering treatment. It happens. Regardless, if they enroll in an alcohol and drug rehab center’s program within 24 hours or within a week, they shouldn’t fret— waiting isn’t the biggest deal, as long as they’re fully committed to enrolling and completing ...

All the Wrong Reasons People Try to Detox at Home
Substance abuse wreaks havoc on the body and mind. After acknowledging the problem exists, the first step toward sobriety is detoxification, the process of removing the drugs and alcohol from a person’s system after their final dose or last drink. During this time, the symptoms of withdrawal are at their peak, as is the chance of fatal medical complications. Elevate Addiction Services wants everyone struggling with addiction to understand the importance of medical intervention during detox, and to avoid the temptation to try to save money by trying home detox. Why Would Anyone Choose Home Detox? Despite the risks, many people with substance abuse ...

Rates of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Amador County, California
As of 2010, Amador County, California, was home to more than 38,000 citizens, and a recent government study of drug and alcohol related issues sheds some light on why these problems occur at a higher rate in Amador. The California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs as well as the Center for Applied Research Solutions, Inc., spearheaded this study. What follows is an assessment of the findings to provide readers with statistics and insights to spread awareness about drug and alcohol abuse in their communities. Hopefully, this research will help spur local leaders to take action against the factors that enable ...