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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.

Rehab After Relapse: Motivating Yourself to Make the Right Choice

upset young woman

Every person who commits to recovery from alcohol or substance abuse must face the fact they may relapse. That’s why all quality treatment programs design a re-entry plan for their clients meant to last past the first few days after discharge. Clinicians, counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists all understand one crucial thing about recovery: it’s a […]

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College Students Ask: Is My Drinking Really a Problem? Do I Need Addiction Treatment for Alcohol?

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Summertime means different things for different college students. Some travel abroad, some take classes to catch up or get ahead, some stay busy with internships or jobs, and some take a well-deserved break from the school grind to chill, relax, and recharge their internal batteries. It’s a natural time to look back on the year, […]

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Social Recovery: The Role of Support Groups in Relapse Prevention

Support Groups

Recovery from substance abuse is all about change. A person trapped in the cycles of addiction must take action in order to free themselves from those cycles. The hard bottom line in recovery is a change in behavior: addictive behaviors must be identified and replaced with non-addictive behaviors. This basic fact implies changes in thoughts, […]

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Non-Opioid Pain Management

Non-Opioid Pain Management

The Human-Opioid Connection The relationship between humans and opioids goes back thousands of years. From the time we first cultivated Papaver somniferum over 5,000 years ago to the present day, the properties of the opium poppy have been a blessing and a curse. Opioids contain the most powerful pain-relieving molecules known to medical science, but […]

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Mindfulness and Recovery: Theory and Mechanisms

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The practice of mindfulness is no longer considered an experimental approach in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders. Once a novelty without much data or evidence to verify its benefits, research into the mechanisms and efficacy of mindfulness practices on health and wellness began in the 1970s, gained momentum in the 1980s […]

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Drug Overdose Kills More Americans Than Car Accidents

Drug Overdoses

More than 40,000 Americans die each year from drug overdoses and more than half of those overdose deaths involve opioids. Drug overdoses account for more deaths in the US than car accidents or gun violence. In the most recent data available, 52,404 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2015 as compared to 35,092 people died […]

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Grey’s Story – A Road of Hope and Recovery at Summit Estate

Summit Estate

“Alcohol was my primary demon,” says Grey. At 59 years old, Grey looks back on his long struggle with alcoholism and is able to reflect back on a life that was almost cut short because of his addiction. For decades, Grey’s life was unmanageable and was causing his family pain as they bear witness to […]

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Joyful Gen: A Story of Recovery

Joyful Gen A Story of Recovery

Genevieve now looks back at her years of drug addiction with a sense of “I couldn’t have imagined a life without addiction.” Her addiction started in her late teens when a family member first introduced Genevieve to marijuana. She continued getting high for nearly a decade, sometimes smoking up to 5-6 times a day. By […]

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