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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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…

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Holistic Addiction Treatment: A Humanized Approach to Recovery

At Crest View, our approach to recovery is different than most rehabs. We don’t believe in cookie-cutter solutions. Each person that walks through our door has their own past, their own needs, and their own story. A one-size-fits-all approach simply won’t work. Instead, we use a holistic addiction treatment approach that’s focused on improving the…

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Recovery During the Holidays: Why Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation is the Greatest Gift

For many people, the holidays signify a special time spent with family and friends, the sharing of food and gifts, and expressing gratitude. It’s a joyful couple of months, but for individuals living with addiction, it’s often emotionally draining – and dangerous. According to the CDC, the most dangerous times of the year for drug…

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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…