Ramona Nichols Smith NP
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Life Mentoring and Recovery Resources
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A Unique Holistic-Based Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center Accredited, evidence-based, non 12-step approach to treatment utilizing SMART Recovery. Located in two beautiful Northern California locations, the tranquil, very private Santa Cruz mountains and the Lake Tahoe Basin, Elevate Addiction ServicesÃ?Â® (Elevate) is the perfect place to overcome addiction and face the mental health issues that go alongside drug and alcohol abuse. One property is just outside the prestigious Silicon Valley offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean all year long; the other surrounded by the snow capped Sierra Nevada Mountains teeming with wildlife and dense forests. Although we are located in California, over half of our clients are from other states who come to our program based on its reputation and its unique approach to addiction treatment. We take an entirely holistic approach to drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Our flexible addiction treatment programs challenge clients physically and emotionally, sending them back out to the world as sober, productive members of society.
Raises awareness of the consequences of smoking and helps communities become smoke-free
Vintage Faith is about "Being the Church" vs. "Going to Church" Nowhere in the New Testament do you read that the followers of Jesus "went to church." What you do read is that the church (the people) gathered together. There is a big difference between the two. The church is the people, not a place or a meeting you attend. We believe that in the modern world, the "church" has become known as a place that people go to vs. a people on a mission for God. We cannot underestimate the power of how words shape our understanding of what a "church" is and how it is supposed to function. Vintage Faith Church has large weekly worship gatherings, and will have various other classes and meetings that happen at a "place"- but foremost, we will function as a community.
Dealing with Depression: Self-help
Self-help and coping tips for depression
Center for Spirituality & Healing and the Life Science Foundation.
Great site for learning alternative responses to stress and anxiety
Non Profit Organizations
Medication Pricing in Santa Cruz
Great way to find out who has the lowest prices on your medication needs.
Check the pricing of your medications, often a 90 day supply is less expensive. This is a great option for well established medication and dosage regimens. You do not have to be a Costco member to utilize pharmacy services. Excellent option for self-pay clients.
Disposing of unused, unwanted, and expired medications. Once it was common practice to flush these medications (also known as pharmaceuticals) down the toilet. Your doctor or pharmacist may have directed you to do this. We now know that these substances are bad for our environment - the ground, water, and air around us.
Best Local Businesses
Strawfoot Handmade is a small operation from Northern California that crafts durable bags from American made waxed cotton canvas with hand tools and a vintage single-needle sewing machine. All products are designed and sewn by Garrett Kautz in a small Santa Cruz workshop and based on simple, but functional designs that are built to last a lifetime.
Nurse Practitioner Programs
We have 159 Nurse Practitioner Programs in our online database. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are advanced practice nurses who have completed additional graduate training beyond their baccalaureate degree. Their specific scope of practice depends on the state in which they are licensed. Nurse Practitioners are licensed and utilized in all fifty states and work either in collaborative arrangements or as an independent practitioner. Many colleges have developed programs that allow candidates to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees in a seamless fashion so that they can move directly into the graduate program without taking time off from school. Another option – and one that many experienced nurses recommend – is to become a registered nurse and work for a few years before beginning graduate school. This gives the nurse a chance to gain experience and be more prepared for the rigors of independent practice.