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As Northern California’s Premier Drug and Alcohol Rehab Recovery Center, we aim to provide you with current events and information on drug, alcohol and substance abuse to help you or your loved one on your journey to addiction recovery and long term sobriety.

The Help Available at the Summit Rehab Center

The Help Available at the Summit Rehab Center

Drug or alcohol addiction destroys lives and families each day. The longer you or a loved one suffer from an addiction, the harder it may become to overcome the problem and reclaim what has been lost in life. If you or someone you care about it is struggling with an addiction, you know the devastation […]

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Inpatient and Outpatient Alcohol Treatment Programs in the Bay Area

inpatient and outpatient alcohol treatment programs in the Bay Area

Alcohol is something socially accepted and available everywhere. Maybe for this reason, it’s one of the most abused substances in the U.S. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s even glamorized or encouraged through media. For this reason, many people don’t fully understand the danger that comes along with alcohol abuse. Summit Estate Recovery Center offers inpatient and outpatient […]

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Defining Recovery: Reconciling Mental Illness and Positive Mental Health

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A curious and dynamic dance revolves around the definition of recovery from mental health disorders in the 21st century. On the one hand, consumers of mental health services tend to define recovery as the presence of positive behaviors and mental states – known as the salutogenic model – while members of the scientific and medical […]

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Why is it so Easy to Get Addicted to Pain Pills?

Pain Pill Addiction

Let’s get two things on the table right away. First, anyone can get addicted to pain pills. Anyone. Me, you, your doctor, your neighbor, and anybody in your family or circle of friends. Remember Brett Favre, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, Super Bowl winner, star and starter for the Green Bay Packers? He got addicted […]

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Summer 2017—The Opioid Epidemic:  Where Are We Now?

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The good news is that the number of opioid prescriptions being written by doctors is starting to decrease. The number peaked in 2010, but since then, prescriptions for high, dangerous doses have dropped roughly 41 percent. To put that in perspective, the prescribing rate in 2015 was triple the rate in 1999, when the current […]

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How Your Addiction Affects Your Children

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There are countless reasons to seek treatment for a substance abuse or addiction disorder. First on the list is your personal health and well-being. If you aren’t aware of the consequences of addiction, you should know it affects all aspects of your life: physical, emotional, and spiritual. Physically speaking, the consequences of untreated addiction and […]

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Silicon Valley Burnout: When Stress Leads to Self-Medicating

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  You’re a highly paid, successful professional working in Silicon Valley’s legendary tech industry. You regularly work 80 + hour weeks because: Everyone in your firm does it. Your bosses expect it. Elon Musk does it, Jeff Bezos does it, and Steve Jobs did it. At this point, your mom would ask you this question: […]

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Getting and Staying Sober in College

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The Rise of Collegiate Recovery Programs There is no easy time in life to start your recovery journey. When you’re struggling with any sort of Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD), whether the substance is alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription medication, you have a tough, life-changing, and possibly life-saving decision to make. Once the decision is made […]

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