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.

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Substance Abuse Prevention Month Checklist: Coping Skills in Recovery

October is #SubstanceAbusePreventionMonth, a time where those in recovery come together, support one another, and share experiences. We’re in unprecedented times, and many people are struggling more than ever with addiction. Making connections and sharing coping skills in recovery have never been more important. With this in mind, each day of October, we shared a…

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Quitting Cold Turkey: Is it a Safe & Effective Way toward Recovery?

Many individuals struggling with substance abuse and/or addiction consider “quitting cold turkey” as a first step toward recovery. This involves completely stopping the use of alcohol or drugs, rather than gradually tapering off the substance. There are many reasons people attempt quitting cold turkey. Some lack the patience needed to taper off, some believe they’ll…

Addiction Family Therapy: Why Recovery is a Shared Journey

Addiction is a highly personal disease, so it’s easy for you (or a loved one) to convince yourself that it’s a challenge you need to face alone. However, because the effects of drug and alcohol abuse are far-reaching, research shows that the health of the entire family can play a major role in the success…

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Opioid Use Disorder: You Can’t Recover Alone During COVID-19

Three million Americans and 16 million people worldwide suffer from opioid use disorder, a chronic disease that has devastating health, social, and economic consequences. In both 2017 and 2018, drug overdoses – including prescription opioids – claimed the lives of more than 70,000 Americans, a two-fold increase in a decade (140,000 lives combined). In 2019,…

Hesitant About Rehab or Getting Treatment? Here’s Our Advice

At Crest View Recovery Center, many of us are in recovery, so we understand the pain, struggle, and confusion that often come with addiction. We know first-hand that addiction is hard, and that sometimes, the recovery process can seem harder. However, we’ve also witnessed the positive effects of completing a treatment program and the transformative…

Overdose Recovery: How to Recognize, Prevent, or Treat an Overdose

Drug and alcohol overdose is a tragic problem in the United States and around the world, and poses a serious threat to the 20 million Americans suffering from substance abuse and their families. Even if you, or someone you know, “only occasionally experiments” with drugs – or if perhaps you are prescribed medication but have…

Are Sleeping Pills Bad For You?

Did you know that ​one in four Americans​ develops insomnia each year? Because of this, sleeping pills are one of the most commonly prescribed medications today. There are a ​variety of factors​ that can lead to restlessness: Stress A busy travel/work schedule Poor sleep habits Eating too much in the late evenings Mental health disorders…

Relapse Prevention Therapy & COVID-19: Understanding Addiction & Depression

COVID-19 and the resulting social isolation pose a serious threat to individuals suffering from addiction, as well as their loved ones. According to the Addiction Center, research shows a connection between social isolation and addiction over the years, demonstrating that isolation is associated with worse treatment outcomes. Some even call addiction “a disease of isolation.”…

How to Stage an Intervention

10 Steps For How to Stage an Intervention

Sometimes it becomes necessary to stage an intervention for a loved one to encourage them to join an addiction treatment facility to get help for their addiction. This is a guide along with 8 tips on how to stage a successful intervention. An intervention, which is usually set up by family and friends, is often…

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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…