Stimulant Addiction Treatment

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Stimulant Addiction Treatment

Elevate Life Wellness Centre is staffed by qualified clinicians and treatment professionals. We have structured and intensive individual and group therapy sessions
Elevate Life Wellness Centre treats individuals with all types of substances misuse habits and out-of-control compulsive behaviors. Our clinical team work under the theory that the addictive behavior is a by-product of an underlying condition.
We believe that an intensive holistic and therapeutic process is required to enable individuals to see the world and themselves from a new, and more solution-based perspective. Problem solving, cognitive therapy, spiritualism, health and wellness, community and relationships-building are all essential building blocks to recreating one’s sense of purpose.

 

Stimulant Addiction


Stimulants (Cocaine and Methamphetamine) are drugs which activate the central nervous system and produce euphoria and excitation in the user. Dopamine, a neurotransmitter, is implicated in the activation of the reward and reinforcement center of the brain.
Use of stimulants is characterized by the need to continuously use more stimulants to offset unpleasant feelings of “crashing” when the effects of the drug subside. With prolonged use, neurological complications can arise in the form of psychosis and extreme mood disturbances.
  • Due to euphoric recall, relapse with stimulants is a very real concern and people who struggle with addiction to these substances often need intensive treatment and prolonged social support to successfully remain abstinent.
  • Due to the compulsive nature of the use of stimulants, cessation of use can often be a very difficult process as the drive to use appears to override the rational decision-making processes of the mind.
Residential treatment is often the only solution for users as it offers total removal from the environmental triggers and routines that keep the cycle in motion.
At Elevate Life, clients in post-acute withdrawal from stimulants will find a serene and comfortable environment with round the clock support services. As they move forward in their recovery process, clients will learn strategies to keep triggers and compulsions from returning. These strategies are a fundamental component of our intensive treatment and aftercare plan.
Clinical and Administrative Specialists

Meet Our Addiction Specialists

Steve Bull
Steve Bull
Intake Services Manager
Carol Anne Turbitt
Carol Anne Turbitt
B.A. (Psychology) - Interventionist/Counsellor
Phil Western
Phil Western
Certified Addictions Counsellor
Courtney Nichols
Courtney Nichols
Registered Clinical Counsellor – MA, RCC
Ian Yalloway
Ian Yalloway
Executive Chef
Caroline MacGillivray
Caroline MacGillivray
Qigong and Yoga Instructor
Nathan MacMaster
Nathan MacMaster
Intake Services
Marc Dube
Marc Dube
Operations Manager - Sobriety Coach
Dr. Kim Graham
Dr. Kim Graham
Acupuncturist & Dr. Traditional Chinese Medicine
Leslee Gibbs, BFA
Leslee Gibbs, BFA
Expressive Art Therapist