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

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

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