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Welcome to the Elevate Experience! From addict to running her own rehab for over 20 years, CEO of Elevate Addiction Services, Angie Manson’s journey through recovery is an inspiring tale of overcoming adversity and finding redemption.

She first experimented with drugs and alcohol at age 11 and by age 15 had dropped out of high school and was using hard drugs on a daily basis. After being arrested 7 times as a juvenile, and having an unsuccessful attempt at rehab, she continued to spiral further into addiction. As an adult, facing a 10 year prison sentence, she was forced back into rehab at the age of 20.

Through the compassion of her judge and recovery mentors, Angie found her true passion and purpose for helping others like herself overcome their struggles with addiction and live an empowered life.

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Welcome to the Elevate Experience! From addict to running her own rehab for over 20 years, CEO of Elevate Addiction Services, Angie Manson’s journey through recovery is an inspiring tale of overcoming adversity and finding redemption.

She first experimented with drugs and alcohol at age 11 and by age 15 had dropped out of high school and was using hard drugs on a daily basis. After being arrested 7 times as a juvenile, and having an unsuccessful attempt at rehab, she continued to spiral further into addiction. As an adult, facing a 10 year prison sentence, she was forced back into rehab at the age of 20.

Through the compassion of her judge and recovery mentors, Angie found her true passion and purpose for helping others like herself overcome their struggles with addiction and live an empowered life.

    Understanding Loved Ones Struggling with Addiction: with Seth and Nate

    Understanding Loved Ones Struggling with Addiction: with Seth and Nate

    Welcome back to the Elevate Experience! In this week's episode, we're sitting down with Seth and Nate to talk about helping families understand what their loved one is going through during their addiction treatment. 
    When a family sends their loved one to rehab to get treatment, they may not realize that their loved one is gradually changing and working on themself day-by-day to get better. The family may only remember what their loved one did to hurt them. They aren’t at treatment to see all of the positive changes that are occurring. In this podcast episode, you’ll find out why it’s important to be patient with your loved one as they are healing and how Elevate keeps families informed on the progress that their loved one is making during the program. You’ll also hear Seth and Nate’s personal experiences about how everything started to “click” and make sense as they progressed through the program. And if you or a loved one need help with addiction, tune in to find out how you can get the help that is needed to start recovery today.
     
    We hope you enjoy the show. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review! 
    Make sure to follow us on social - @elevateaddictionservices 
     You can find us on the web -www.elevaterehab.org
     
    With these current times, if you know anyone or are struggling with mental health/addiction yourself please reach out. There is help and there is hope, and there are solutions to these problems. Speak to our registration counselors at 831-740-8298
     
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    • 37 min
    Stages of Change and Smart Recovery with Seth and Dana: Part 2

    Stages of Change and Smart Recovery with Seth and Dana: Part 2

    What keeps people engaged in their addictive behavior? How do you make sobriety your number one value? How do you enjoy living sober? These are some of the highlights in this episode that can help you along your recovery journey. If you aren’t on your recovery journey yet, or you need to know how to help someone with their addiction, then tune in and learn about Smart Recovery!
     
    MEETING TIME & PLACE
    Meetings to Smart Recovery are every Tuesday from 7:00p m - 8:30 pm.
    Come join us at 9057 Soquel Ave Suite G, Aptos, CA 95062. See you there!
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    We hope you enjoy the show. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review! 
    Make sure to follow us on social - @elevateaddictionservices 
     You can find us on the web -www.elevaterehab.org
     
    With these current times, if you know anyone or are struggling with mental health/addiction yourself please reach out. There is help and there is hope, and there are solutions to these problems. Speak to our registration counselors at 831-740-8298
     
    You don’t ever want to miss a podcast, so make sure you subscribe here!
     

    • 28 min
    Stages of Change and Smart Recovery with Seth and Dana

    Stages of Change and Smart Recovery with Seth and Dana

    Making a commitment to quit drugs and alcohol and then following through with your commitment until you’re on the road to recovery can be very challenging. There are stages of making a change in your life and it starts first with acknowledging that you have a problem. Have you made a decision to quit drugs, but never followed through? Find out what might have held you back. Maybe you never made it through the stages of change. Or perhaps, you were only trying one way to get clean. Learn what Smart Recovery is and try it out!
    MEETING TIME & PLACE
    Meetings to Smart Recovery are every Tuesday from 7:00p m - 8:30 pm.
    Come join us at 9057 Soquel Ave Suite G, Aptos, CA 95062. See you there!
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    We hope you enjoy the show. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review! 
    Make sure to follow us on social - @elevateaddictionservices 
     You can find us on the web -www.elevaterehab.org
     
    With these current times, if you know anyone or are struggling with mental health/addiction yourself please reach out. There is help and there is hope, and there are solutions to these problems. Speak to our registration counselors at 831-740-8298
     
    You don’t ever want to miss a podcast, so make sure you subscribe here!

    • 28 min
    Becoming Giants of Recovery - Part 2 with Seth & Greg

    Becoming Giants of Recovery - Part 2 with Seth & Greg

    Welcome back to the show! In part two of this episode, Seth sits down with Gregory Fry, one of the counselors at Elevate, for a discussion about making successful habit changes in your life. 
     
    Denial and rationalization are some of the common defense mechanisms used by those struggling with drug addiction. Trying to help someone get the help they need to break free from drug or alcohol addiction can be challenging. More often than not, the person you want to help doesn’t see a problem even when their whole world is falling apart around them. How do you help someone who is in denial? How do you help someone to see that there is a problem and that they need help? It’s a process. Elevate Addiction Services gets to the root of addiction on an individual bases with each client by getting them to examine their true self so they can then make a decision to choose recovery. Here’s an inside peek at how so many lives are turning away from substance abuse and choosing a life of recovery.
     
    We hope you enjoy the show. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review! 
    Make sure to follow us on social - @elevateaddictionservices 
     You can find us on the web -www.elevaterehab.org
     
    With these current times, if you know anyone or are struggling with mental health/addiction yourself please reach out. There is help and there is hope, and there are solutions to these problems. Speak to our registration counselors at 831-740-8298
     
    You don’t ever want to miss a podcast, so make sure you subscribe here!

    • 26 min
    Becoming Giants of Recovery - Part 1 with Seth & Greg

    Becoming Giants of Recovery - Part 1 with Seth & Greg

    Welcome back to the show! In this episode, Seth sits down with Gregory Fry, one of the counselors at Elevate, for a discussion about making successful habit changes in your life. 
     
    Drug addiction rewires your brain causing an imbalance of neurotransmitters. It impacts your ability to make rational decisions and alters your mood and personality. Your whole identity can become wrapped up in drug addiction. How do you reverse the damage of drug abuse? How do you break your old identity and reshape a new identity? Elevate Addiction Services has an effective approach that allowed countless people to thrive in recovery and it starts with small changes. See how you can start your recovery today using some of these practical exercises.
     
    Come back next week for Part 2!
     
    We hope you enjoy the show. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review! 
    Make sure to follow us on social - @elevateaddictionservices 
     You can find us on the web -www.elevaterehab.org
     
    With these current times, if you know anyone or are struggling with mental health/addiction yourself please reach out. There is help and there is hope, and there are solutions to these problems. Speak to our registration counselors at 831-740-8298
     
    You don’t ever want to miss a podcast, so make sure you subscribe here!

    • 23 min
    Tap Into Your Potential: with Kian and Tommy

    Tap Into Your Potential: with Kian and Tommy

    Welcome back to the show! This week, co-hosts Tommy and Kian discuss how to re-discover who you are outside of active addiction, what it’s like to go through treatment and come out on the other side, and the benefits of practicing being uncomfortable. Each week, we have a conversation about different angles of recovery and new perspectives on addiction. Thanks for tuning in! 
    We hope you enjoy the show. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review! 
    Make sure to follow us on social - @elevateaddictionservices @ymmotvstommy 
     You can find us on the web -www.elevaterehab.org
     
    With these current times, if you know anyone or are struggling with mental health/addiction yourself please reach out. There is help and there is hope, and there are solutions to these problems. Speak to our registration counselors at 831-740-8298
     
    You don’t ever want to miss a podcast, so make sure you subscribe here!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Tapfish2 is awesome ,

Great podcast.

I just listened to Angie’s story episode. It’s very clear now why she has the passion she does for helping other addicts.

Great story and the transparency is genuine.

MaxNijst ,

Amazing Podcast

Angie and her crew are amazing, and they bring it!

!AO! ,

Solid

Ange is a stand up gal and has great insight and knowledge, I encourage everyone to tune.

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