The addiction category for Crest View Recovery is based around all issues of substance abuse. Information found here will often discuss different types of addiction and how they affect individuals.

Regardless of how someone became addicted, it has been scientifically proven, that substance abuse and addiction causes damaging effects to the brain and body, and their ability to function properly. This disease also affects all aspects of one’s life, including health, relationships, work, school, etc.

In other words, substance abuse affects not only the person dealing with the disease but also many people that surround them. Friends, family, co-workers and many others can find themselves being adversely affected by a person’s addiction and therefore may look for resources to better understand how addiction affects people.

Here, we will also discuss treatment options available to people suffering. Depending on an individual’s current situation, one treatment option may work better than another for them.

There are also many different forms of therapy that are used in addiction treatment and therefore they are also pertinent to a person’s success.

The Crest View Recovery blogs are available for research purposes only and should not be used as medical advice. If you or someone you know is suffering from a mental illness or substance use disorder, please speak with your doctor for individualized advice.

If you do not have a doctor you can speak with you, please feel free to reach out to our team of addiction treatment specialists. They would be happy to speak with you (866) 327-2505.

Two men high five as the exercise during mens health month 2019

Mens Health Month 2019

According to the numbers, men face more health issues than women for a variety of reasons. The figures indicate women live 5-6 years longer than men and men top women for numbers of deaths in 9 of 10 causes of death categories. Let that sink in for a minute. If there’s any chance we are…

Woman getting treatment thanks to mental health awareness month

Mental Health Awareness Month

The number of Americans who are suffering from some form of mental or emotional illness as well as addiction is astounding. In some cases, the mental illness is a by-product of the victim’s struggles with addiction. Other times, the mental illness comes from an injury or chemical issues in the brain. Of course, for the…

World Bipolar Day in 2019.

World Bipolar Day in 2019

Bipolar disorder is a condition that creates periods of intense, elevated mood and periods of depression. In fact, other disorders frequently occur in connection with bipolar disorder. Some of the common disorders include ADHD, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders. Specifically, estimates suggest that as many as 60 million people suffer from bipolar disorder worldwide. A…

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…

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…

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…