Bay Area Intervention, Detox, Drug Rehab, Alcohol Recovery
Affordable, Confidential and Effective Addiction Rehab
New Start Recovery Solutions is located in the East Bay Area and other Northern California locations.
We serve Silicon Valley and the Bay Area; including the cities of Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Menlo Park and surrounding areas.
Why Drug and Alcohol Interventions
Interventions for substance abusers can be a life-saving measure. Intervention is a process that interrupts potentially life-threatening addictions.
Most individuals with an addiction problem will usually not have the ability for impartial insight into how serious their substance abuse or alcohol problem has become.
Also, ‘functional addicts’ will not recognize their addiction and may work successfully for years without addiction treatment. However, addiction takes a terrible toll on personal relationships and families; and on children in particular. The best outcome for high functioning addicts is to get help before physical, mental health or legal problems become overwhelming.
David Burke is a skilled interventionist who can get help for loved ones before health or career suffers.
Does Silicon Valley Performance Pressure Create Addicts?
Others turn to illegal drugs: cocaine, Adderall, meth and opioids.
Since the ‘Vitamin C’ days in the 1970’s – it has been apparent that cocaine is (in fact) very addictive; and it has a long list of negative health effects. In 2018, cocaine is also now considered by many to be just another ‘performance enhancing’ drug.
Some cocaine users in Silicon Valley are relying on Apple Watches to monitor their binges. Tech workers, speaking anonymously, told CNBC‘s Christina Farr that they keep an eye on their wrist between lines of drugs to decide whether or not to do more.
Students, coders, tech entrepreneurs and workers in all industries are also taking the prescription stimulant Adderall. For some, this began as a childhood prescription for ADHD. Others obtain and take Adderall illegally, as a smart drug or performance enhancer.
When Adderall becomes too expensive or hard to source – many begin using meth. Not only is meth more addictive – the side effects of routine meth use are truly shocking and health destroying.
Amphetamine main quality: Very addictive.
Cocaine main quality: Very addictive.
The Down Side to Stimulants – Opioids for Insomnia
A functional addiction to illegal performance enhancers (such as Adderall, meth and cocaine) leads to insomnia.
To sleep on command after consuming strong stimulants – many hard core biohackers taking illegal stimulants eventually begin taking opioids to sleep.
An addiction to opioids is serious. Combined with an addiction to stimulants – it is often deadly.
Functional Addiction, High-Functioning Addicts
Is it possible to have a drug addiction or alcohol problem and not know it? Short answer: YES.
“If I’m an addict, I could not show up to work every single day.”
“Experts warn that many people with addictions continue to perform well at work. So-called ‘high-functioning addicts’ exist across all sectors. Workplaces are not intervening early enough – which puts those who have addictions at a higher risk of physical and psychological harm.
‘The job is always the last thing that goes,’ says Dr. Steven Melemis, a physician in Toronto who specializes in addiction.” High-Functioning Addicts: Intervening Before Trouble Hits
“High-functioning addiction means we’re looking at functionality only through the window of the workplace … however, any [addiction] takes a terrible toll on families; and on children in particular,” says Dr. Peter Butt, chair of the physician health program committee at the Saskatchewan Medical Association.
Functional addicts can work successfully for years without addiction treatment. Eventually though, functional addicts will experience a serious health or legal event that compels them to seek addiction treatment. Often by that time – marriages and (any) children have become dysfunctional and friends have dropped away.
New Start Recovery Solutions
Addiction Treatment Northern California, Bay Area and the US
2449 Pacheco Street
Concord CA 94520
Intervention, Medical Detox, Individualized Treatment Plans, Residential Program, Dual Diagnosis Integrated Treatment, Trauma Treatment, Functional Alcoholic and Addict Rehab, Day Treatment, Outpatient Treatment, Family Healing, Whole Person Addiction Recovery, Relapse Prevention, Transitional Housing and Work Programs, EAP Programs, Veterans Programs.
• Each patient is evaluated by New Start Recovery Solutions staff and receives a bio-psycho-social assessment; and an individualized treatment plan.
• We use Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention and other whole person evidence-based therapies; including CBT, yoga, tai chi and more.
• If you or your loved one is located in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Bay Area, Sacramento, Chico, Paradise, Redding, Martinez or other northern California area – and are dealing with a drug abuse or an alcohol use disorder – welcome to evidence-based whole person addiction treatment at New Start Recovery Solutions.