Tag Archives: Drug Treatment

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 ...

The 4 Components of Holistic Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Holistic drug and alcohol treatment takes a different approach than traditional rehab. At Elevate, we empower our clients to be completely drug-free for life. We partner with you to build a solid foundation on which you can make great choices for your future using four key components. Detox The first step is to stop your habit and allow your body to rid itself of toxic and harmful substances. The detox stage is a critical phase because your body is going through changes and craving the substance that it’s used to receiving. Every detox must have a strategy that’s customized for the individual and ...

Relapse Prevention and Using the SMART Recovery® Method for Continued Sobriety
Addiction treatment is more successful when there is a long-term plan in place to prevent relapse. The SMART Recovery® method offers the tools necessary to accomplish continued sobriety. The first-time recovery from addictive behaviors is difficult enough; having to recover multiple times because of relapse is even more challenging. In an ideal world, those in recovery could use their occasional relapse as a means of recognizing triggers and self-defeating actions more effectively. Repeated relapse is avoidable when individuals feel empowered and are equipped with the tools necessary for self-directed change. The SMART Recovery® method is a four-point program employing a variety of ...

An Introduction to SMART Recovery®
Addiction is a serious condition that affects every part of a sufferer’s life. The recovery process is different for every addict. Almost every method, however, eventually entails analyzing one’s own behaviors and assessing environmental influences on the addiction. SMART Recovery® helps addicts eliminate addictive behaviors through careful self-analysis using scientifically based treatments. Understanding SMART Recovery® While most people are familiar with AA, or Alcoholics Anonymous, it is heavily faith-based and often supported by religious communities. Conversely, SMART Recovery® is secular and based on scientifically supported evidence and treatments. SMART Recovery® branded itself as such in 1994, after being known as the Alcohol ...