Daily Archives: December 18, 2013

Elements Behavioral Health Acquires Journey Healing Centers Network of Addiction Treatment Centers in Arizona and Utah

Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

Elements Behavioral Health, a leading nationwide provider of addiction and mental health treatment programs, announced today that it has acquired Journey Healing Centers network of drug and alcohol treatment centers in Arizona and Utah.

Journey Healing Centers provides personalized dual diagnosis treatment for substance use and mental health disorders in Scottsdale, Arizona and Salt Lake City, Utah. Founded in 2002 by Joshua and Lisa Lannon with one center and a staff of four, Journey Healing Centers has since expanded to six locations with more than 100 team members.

Journey Healing Centers provides the full continuum of addiction treatment services, from residential treatment and sober living to day treatment and intensive outpatient care. Its network of treatment centers is accredited by the Joint Commission and includes a wide range of program offerings:

Tulsa Treatment Center Launches Programs Aimed at Curbing Marijuana Addiction in Adults, Adolescents


Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

A Tulsa treatment center is announcing that new adult and adolescent programs aimed at tackling marijuana substance abuse issues are being launched through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that in 2012, marijuana was the most commonly used illicit drug, with 18.9 million users. It was used by 79.0 percent of current illicit drug users. About two thirds (62.8 percent) of illicit drug users used only marijuana in the past month. Also, in 2012, 8.9 million persons aged 12 or older were current users of illicit drugs other than marijuana (or 37.2 percent of illicit drug users aged 12 or older). Current use of other drugs but not marijuana was reported by 21.0 percent, and 16.2 percent of illicit drug users reported using both marijuana and other drugs. Also, the number and percentage of persons aged 12 or older who were current users of marijuana in 2012 (18.9 million or 7.3 percent) were similar to the estimates for 2011 (18.1 million or 7.0 percent). The 2012 rate of current marijuana use also was similar to the rate in 2010 (6.9 percent), but it was higher than rates from 2002 to 2009. Between 2007 and 2012, for example, the rate of use increased from 5.8 to 7.3 percent, and the number of users increased from 14.5 million to 18.9 million.

These programs expand upon the centers already established substance abuse structure, offering additional hours of individual counseling and support.

Marijuana and opiates are just a few of the drugs that the treatment center helps people put in their past. Alcoholism, a disease that destroys individuals as well as families, is addressed through the substance abuse treatment centers programs.

The program offers a collective style of treatment options for clients. Ultimately, its bottom line is to help all clients leave the addiction treatment center with a structure in place for life outside of it. People come into these types of centers looking either for a new life or relief from their pain, and counselors and therapists on staff are ready to help.

Entering the Tulsa rehab center gives clients a new chance to be responsible members of society once again. They come to find themselves, discover new levels of self-esteem, and a spirituality that works.

For more information on the treatment center in Tulsa, visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (855) 912-7867.







Lakeview Health, a Florida-based drug and alcohol rehab center, has hired Chef Marco Grave de Peralta as Director of Food Services


Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

Lakeview Health, a Florida-based drug and alcohol rehab center, has hired Chef Marco Grave de Peralta as Director of Food Services. Chef Marco is a recognized expert in this expanding culinary discipline and has worked to develop other recovery-focused menus for addiction treatment centers nationally. This marks the latest expansion by Lakeview Health under its new leadership in 2013.

The role of diet in recovery is quickly becoming considered a key component in helping the body return to a balanced state in the early stages of detox and withdrawal. Recipes focus on the concept of scratch cooking, which encourages the use of fresh ingredients and either limit or avoid the use of pre-packaged ingredients. Lakeview Health is taking this concept a step further by integrating culinary-based capabilities into their program, which will help patients continue healthy eating after graduation. These include plans for a teaching kitchen where patients will learn menu planning and the cooking skills to create meals similar to the ones crafted by Chef Marco.

We wanted to do something different when we sought out Chef Marco, stated Roy Serpa, president and CEO of Lakeview Health. It is common in addiction treatment to view their kitchen as if it were merely some kind of resort amenity. With everything we know now about the link between nutrition and addiction recovery, we saw it as one of the most exciting ways we could enhance the treatment that we do.

About Chef Marco Grave de Peralta

Chef Marco Grave de Peralta is a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America and has more than 20 years of experience in culinary arts and dietary services. He most recently served as Director of Dietary Services at The Pavilion and The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place. Chef Marco was also the Executive Pastry Chef for PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and owner of the restaurant The General Store in New Jersey. He has also worked with specialty groups, including adolescent diabetic campers at Camp Nejeda in New Jersey and older adults at Windsormeade, a retirement community in Williamsburg, Virginia.

About Lakeview Health

Lakeview Health is a nationally recognized addiction and dual diagnosis treatment facility located in Jacksonville, Florida. Since its founding in 2001, Lakeview has helped thousands of individuals and families across the country begin their journey of recovery. Our committed staff and award-winning treatment make Lakeview a place where healing and recovery begin. For more information, visit http://www.lakeviewhealth.com.







Dallas Alcohol Rehab Announces New Program Aimed at Reducing Alcohol Addiction Problems for Individuals


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

A Dallas alcohol rehab center is announcing that a new program has been created to help people stop their alcohol abuse through Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center.

Statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that rates of binge alcohol use in 2012 were 0.9 percent among 12 or 13 year olds, 5.4 percent among 14 or 15 year olds, 15.0 percent among 16 or 17 year olds, 30.5 percent among persons aged 18 to 20, and peaked at 45.1 percent among those aged 21 to 25. These rates were similar to those in 2011 (1.1, 5.7, 15.0, 31.2, and 45.4 percent, respectively).

Alcoholism is a subtle disease that slowly takes away an individual’s ability to function in society. He or she, whether an adult or adolescent, simply wanders through life with a desire for only one thing – that first drink.

Alcohol rehab offers help, support and guidance for people who are on their last legs. They cannot see a way out of the beer, wine, scotch or vodka that makes their lives feel seemingly easy. All it does is paint a path of total destruction.

Detoxification, counseling and therapy are key components of Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers.

For more information on the new alcohol rehab treatment program, please visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (855) 912-7867.







North Las Vegas Treatment Center Launches New Program Aimed at Stopping Alcohol Addiction Based on National Statistics


North Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

A North Las Vegas treatment center is announcing that a new program aimed at reducing dependency upon alcohol for adults and adolescents is available through Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers.

A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that in 2012, 6.8 percent of the population aged 12 or older had alcohol dependence or abuse, which was similar to the rates in 2011 (6.5 percent) and in 2010 (7.1 percent) and was lower than the rate in each year from 2002 through 2009 (7.7 percent in 2002, 7.5 percent in 2003, 7.8 percent in 2004, 7.7 percent in 2005 and 2006, 7.5 percent in 2007, 7.4 percent in 2008, and 7.5 percent in 2009).

Alcohol such as vodka, scotch, beer, and wine become part of clients’ pasts when they enter the treatment center and give themselves to the healing and wholeness available at that place. Alcoholism is a disease that destroys individuals as well as families.

The program offers a collective style of treatment options for clients. Ultimately, its bottom line is to help all clients leave the addiction treatment center with a structure in place for life outside of it. People come into these types of centers looking either for a new life or relief from their pain, and counselors and therapists on staff are ready to help.

Entering the North Las Vegas rehab center gives clients a new chance to be responsible members of society once again. They come to find themselves, discover new levels of self-esteem, and a spirituality that works.

For more information on the treatment center in North Las Vegas, visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (855) 912-7867.







The 5 Best Tips for Eating Mindfully at Parties


Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

Keep your belly happy this holiday. You can eat festive foods without overdoing it using these five research-based strategies by Dr. Susan Albers, psychologist and author of the new book, EatQ: Unlock the Weight Loss Power of Emotional Intelligence. For many people, social eating is often a slippery slope into mindless overeating. In addition to the abundance of good food, parties and holiday celebrations can tap into emotions that often lead to comfort eating. Munching tends to increase when you are worried about your appearance, fitting in, experiencing relationship tension or are struggling to make conversation. Arm yourself with a few new tools to navigate festive events without comfort eating or overindulging.

5 Tips for Eating Mindfully at Parties

1). Take a Food Tour. Research out of Cornell University indicates that you are more likely to take the first food you see on a buffet line. In this study, 66% of the subjects plates were comprises of the first three foods a person saw. Dont fall into this trap! Take a tour of the entire table from end-to-end first so you can strategically choose only the foods you really want.

2. Eat with Your Non-Dominate Hand. If you are right handed, eat with your left. This breaks up the automatic hand-to-mouth flow. A study in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin indicates that this simple switch can reduce how much you eat by 30%. Also, try piercing food with your fork instead of scooping with itthis will slow you down and make you more mindful of each bite.

3. Distract and Delay. Before a party, fill your pockets with sugar-free peppermint candies. Peppermint is calming to the stomach according to research in the journal Nutrition in Clinical Practice and it can help curb your appetite. Pop one in after your first plate of holiday/party food. Make a deal with yourself. Only go for a second helping after the mint has completely dissolved. This will help pass the time and prevent you from acting immediately on the I want urge.

4. Save the Best for Last. A recent study in the British Journal of Nutrition suggests that you remember the last bit of food you eat the bestits encoded better into your memory. This prevents you from eating more later because the experience is still fresh in your mind.

5. Shake Your Head No. Do you ever say to yourself, I didnt want another cookie but my hand seemed to have a mind of its own! According to Embodied Cognition Theory in psychology, a helpful step is to match the thought, No, with the corresponding body language. Shake your head no, clench your fists, and lean back.

To learn more smart, easy strategies, sign up for Dr. Albers newsletter on http://www.eatq.com. You will get a free bonus download of 25 Ways to Enjoy Holiday Foods Without Overeating! Or, like Dr. Albers on http://www.facebook.com/eatdrinkmindful.







Raleigh Drug Detox Center Launches New Program Focused on Reducing Illicit Drug Use


Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

A Raleigh drug detox center is announcing a new program that addresses national statistics and focuses on reducing illicit drug use among individuals through Medical Drug Detox Center.

A report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that among persons aged 12 to 49 in 2012, the average age at first use was 16.6 years for PCP, 16.9 years for inhalants, 17.9 years for marijuana, 19.0 years for LSD, 20.0 years for cocaine, 20.3 years for Ecstasy, 22.1 years for stimulants, 22.3 years for pain relievers, 23.0 years for heroin, 23.6 years for tranquilizers, and 26.2 years for sedatives.

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol alone in Raleigh is tough to do. Support, though, is available for those seeking a better way of life. Any person in Raleigh that thinks getting involved with drugs like Darvon, Demerol, heroin and prescription drugs are a good way to live may want to reconsider that choice.

Drug detox offers a different, better alternative. First Step Services and CosTran are just a couple of Raleigh NC substance abuse treatment centers available for help and support. Marijuana, opiates, oxycontin and benzodiazepine addiction can turn well-functioning individuals into non-functioning ones over a period of time.

Drug addicts, especially ones using Suboxone, and alcoholics deep into their addiction will go to any lengths for their substance. They medicate themselves so that life’s issues become secondary and unimportant.

For more information on Medical Drug Detox Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







Scottsdale Treatment Center Launches Program to Address Illicit Drug Use in Adults, Adolescents


Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

A Scottsdale treatment center is launching a new program that helps adults and adolescents stop their illicit drug use through the services of Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the rate of persons aged 12 or older who had illicit drug dependence or abuse in 2012 (2.8 percent) was similar to the rate in each year from 2002 to 2010 (3.0 percent in 2002, 2.9 percent in 2003, 3.0 percent in 2004, 2.8 percent in 2005, 2.9 percent in 2006, and 2.8 percent in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010), but it was higher than the rate in 2011 (2.5 percent).

Cocaine, heroin, Oxycontin and benzodiazepines are just a few of the drugs that the treatment center helps people put in their past. Alcoholism, a disease that destroys individuals as well as families, is addressed through the substance abuse treatment centers programs.

Entering the Scottsdale rehab center gives clients a new chance to be responsible members of society once again. They come to find themselves, discover new levels of self-esteem, and a spirituality that works.

An initial step is detoxification from all mind-altering substances. This is overseen by a well-trained medical staff, making sure clients are supported, guided and nurtured through these initial hours and days free from their drug of choice.

For more information on the treatment center in Scottsdale visit http://drugsdetox.org or call (855) 912-7867.







Oklahoma City Drug Detox Center Launches Program to Offset Hallucinogens Addiction


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

An Oklahoma City drug detox center is announcing a new program aimed at helping adults and adolescents break the bondage of hallucinogen addiction is now available through Medical Drug Detox Center.

Statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicate that in 2012, there were 1.1 million persons aged 12 or older who had used hallucinogens for the first time within the past 12 months (Figure 5.5). This estimate was similar to the estimates for 2002, 2004 to 2008, and 2011 (ranging from 0.9 million to 1.2 million). However, this estimate for 2012 was higher than the 2003 estimate (886,000) and was lower than the estimates in 2009 and 2010 (1.3 million and 1.2 million, respectively).

“Oklahoma City features one of the largest livestock markets in the world,” according to a Wikipedia entry. “Oil, natural gas, petroleum products and related industries are the largest sector of the local economy. The city is situated in the middle of an active oil field and oil derricks dot the capitol grounds.”

There are many excellent choices for a drug detox center. An individual needs to think about what drug or alcohol treatment is proper. Think about the challenges faced while going through detox treatment services.

Consider what substances a person uses most frequently, whether they are opiates, heroin, Oxycontin, marijuana, and others. There are some people who may find that they have a hard time living without a particular drug.

People may drink frequently or use opiates throughout the day. It will be essential to find the right tools for a drug cleansing procedure. Take a look around at the different centers in the Oklahoma City area to find out which will work. There are a few people who may be interested in seeing whether they can get specialized treatment for their particular addiction needs.

Suboxone drug users and those dealing with alcoholism will find drug detox as a first step toward better living.

For more information on Medical Drug Detox Center, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (888) 444-9148.







New Orleans Drug Rehab Announces New Program to Battle Illicit Drug Use


New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

A New Orleans drug rehab center is announcing a new program to fight back against rampant illicit drug use through Drug Addiction Treatment Centers.

Statistics from a report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that in 2012, there were 639,000 persons aged 12 or older who had used cocaine for the first time within the past 12 months; this averages to approximately 1,800 initiates per day. This estimate was similar to the number in 2008 to 2011 (ranging from 623,000 to 724,000). The annual number of cocaine initiates declined from 0.9 million or 1.0 million in 2002 through 2007 to 639,000 in 2012.

Detoxification is a pathway to healing through withdrawal from chemical substances. Once this process takes place, then counseling and therapeutic methods can occur.

Some issues clients might address include unhealthy physical, emotional, or mental patterns of acting. Drug rehab allows clients time to discern and figure out what is their truth around these situations. Drug rehab centers exist to support and guide recovering individuals as they learn to seek a different path that does not involve drugs.

For more information on Drug Addiction Treatment Centers in New Orleans, visit http://drugdetox.org or call (855) 912-7867.