Patrice has over 30 years experience working in social work and mental health/substance abuse counseling. She received her Master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and has worked in a variety of settings, including community-based outpatient, hospital and classroom settings. Patrice specializes in substance abuse treatment, trauma and women’s issues.

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week in 2019.

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Although substance abuse is a growing problem today, not enough people are aware of it, therefore many efforts are being taken to educate the public about this issue. As a result, it is hoped that people can learn to detect the signs of addiction in order to get prompt help. With more people looking out…

Addiction relapse triggers in your life.

Addiction Relapse Triggers in Daily Life

Relapse is very common during recovery. It’s so common that most people relapse at least one time. Part of the reason is that relapse triggers crop up in daily life all the time. Returning to daily life after treatment can be overwhelming and incredibly tempting, even for those with good self-control. Knowing some of the…

A woman has a successful sober christmas

How to Maintain a Sober Christmas

A sober Christmas can be a challenge for people in recovery. It seems like every holiday party, workplace gathering and family event contains alcoholic beverages. This can make the thought of going out stressful and maintaining self-control challenging. While it might not be easy at times, planning ahead and a few of these tips can…

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month in 2018.

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

Millions of people face hardships due to individuals who choose to drink and drive. Unfortunately, these accidents often lead to serious injuries or deaths. Due to these tragic events, December has been chosen as the National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. The following information will offer some additional details about important endeavors to improve public safety.…

sober thanksgiving techniques

Sober Thanksgiving Techniques

With the holidays around the corner, it is time to plan ahead for a sober Thanksgiving. While the holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family members, many seasonal events involve drinking. To stay sober over the holidays, individuals need to put the right techniques in place to prevent a relapse. While it may…

sober halloween techniques

Sober Halloween Techniques

Every Halloween, people all over the nation throw parties to celebrate. As a child, it’s a time for candy, costumes, and friends. For adults, it is certainly a holiday that involves a lot of drinking. Unfortunately, many of these parties allow or serve drugs and alcohol. For a recovering drug abuser, these parties can lead…

How Much Wine Is Too Much?

Many people enjoy a drink after a long day of work. The very idea of the American happy hour is based on this ritual. In fact, studies show that lower levels of wine consumption is good for you and promotes positive health benefits. However, how much wine is too much? Like anything else, wine is…

The Joint Commission

Crest View Recovery Center Earns The Joint Commission Accreditation

Crest View Recovery Center is pleased to announce that we have secured accreditation from The Joint Commission. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission recognizes, accredits, and certifies over 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Accordingly, their dedication to health care goes above and beyond. At Crest View Recovery Center, we…