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.

Addiction Aftercare

WHOLEistic Blog Part III: Addiction Aftercare

The journey to sobriety is unique in that it has no definite ending or destination. An individual being treated for drug or alcohol addiction may reach pivotal goals and milestones during their treatment program, but independently continuing the recovery process after the program ends is just as important. Crest View’s approach to WHOLEistic addiction aftercare…

Newly Renovated Asheville Addiction Treatment Center

One of the most important elements of the addiction treatment experience at Crest View Recovery Center is the level of comfort we strive to provide our clients as they progress through their recovery journey. Serving as one of the preferred  Asheville addiction treatment centers, it is our goal to create a home for addiction rehabilitation…

Defining Addiction and Understanding the Phases

Defining Addiction and Understanding the Phases

What is the real definition of addiction? Experiencing addiction first hand or through a family member or friend can be complicated, challenging and life-altering. It’s difficult to process exactly what’s happening at any stage. To make it more confusing, there are myths, stigmas and misunderstandings surrounding the true addiction definition. It’s important to be clear…

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Arm the Teens in your Life with the Facts about Addiction & Addiction Treatment

Last week (March 22-28, 2021) was National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). NDAFW is an annual health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. During the week there are many ways that parents and youth can get the information that they want/need. For example, there is a…

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Holistic Addiction Treatment: A Day in the Life at Crest View Recovery Center

A holistic approach to treating addiction means taking into account the whole of an individual seeking treatment. It means understanding every part of a person and teaching therapeutic reality-based techniques for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Crest View, we like to think of it as a WHOLEistic approach to treatment, working toward the recovery of…

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Avoiding Addiction Treatment During COVID-19? Learn Why Not Going is a Bigger Risk

Isolation and job loss often result in low self-esteem, increased depression, higher rates of substance misuse, and worse addiction treatment outcomes. We knew this before 2020, but COVID-19 shed a spotlight on it like never before. Within weeks of the pandemic’s inception, there was an unprecedented spike in opioid-related deaths and a staggering 55 percent…

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How to Pick the Right Drug or Alcohol Rehab Center: A 5-Step Process

In a previous blog post – Is Dry January Enough? Here are the Signs of Physical Dependence – we explored the topic of Dry January, and how to know whether your or a loved one’s substance use warrants more than a single month of sobriety. For anyone with substance use disorder and/or addiction, professional treatment…

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Is Dry January Enough? Here are the Signs of Physical Dependence

Are you or a loved one participating in Dry January? Dry January can have many health benefits for some individuals – improved sleep, a clearer mind, money saved, and potentially a healthier relationship with alcohol – just to name a few. However, for individuals living with an addiction and/or substance use problem, a single month…

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Resolutions in Recovery: Tips to Get Sober or Remain Sober in the New Year

As we approach the New Year, many people around the world are beginning to think about their goals, aspirations, and resolutions for 2021. If you’re in recovery from an addiction, or aspiring to get sober, this time of year can provoke a variety of emotions. If you’re confident in your recovery journey, you may be…

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Thinking About Getting Sober in the New Year? Here are the Benefits of Sobriety

2020 has been a difficult year to say the least. This is particularly true for those living with an addiction: The University of Michigan’s Addiction Center stated that stress and social isolation related to COVID-19 can increase susceptibility to substance misuse, addiction, and relapse. A study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found…