The drug addiction category at Crest View Recovery is focused on the disease of addiction and the individuals suffering. Here, we will discuss the signs and symptoms of addiction for many different substances. We will also discuss the many different treatment and therapy options available. Depending upon the individual that dealing with the addiction, their best options for treatment may vary.

Addiction affects the families of the addicted individual as well as the person. We will provide resources for them to better understand drug addiction. Even though addiction is widely known as a disease, people often have many questions. These questions can be regarding how it starts and why it affects so many people.

If you or a loved one is suffering from drug addiction, you should reach out to your doctor to discuss your treatment options. None of the resources found here should be considered professional medical advice. This is because your own personal options may vary. If you do not have a doctor that you can speak with, please feel free to reach out to one of our addiction treatment specialists. You can contact us at (866) 327-2505. We are here to help you with your recovery. 

Sleeping Pill Overdose Signs.

Sleeping Pill Overdose Signs

Many people live stressful lives that can result in periods of restlessness and insomnia. As a result, sleeping pills are one of the most commonly prescribed medications today. Unfortunately, they come with plenty of risks just like any other prescription medication. In fact, a sleeping pill overdose can lead to severe complications or even death.…

What are opiates?

What Are Opiates?

Many people equate natural products with being good for them; however, that’s not always the case. Some examples of “natural products” that are extremely addictive and dangerous are morphine and heroin. Both of these drugs are what professionals consider “opiates”. These drugs are naturally derived from the poppy plant. There are many people who believe…

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Average Cost of Rehab

The cost of rehab shouldn’t keep you from seeking help. Ironically, it’s a significant consideration for many people. Almost all have a difficult time stacking up the missed opportunity cost with the dollars that they might spend. It’s critical to know that rehab is more affordable than you might imagine. Understanding What Goes into the…

Man laying on the bed next to pills showing vicodin side effects

Vicodin Side Effects

For generations now, Vicodin has been a favorite go-to prescription pain medication for doctors to prescribe. It’s easily recognizable because of the name and likely more affordable because it’s been around for so long. Of course, neither of those positive attributes does anything to diminish the addictive nature of the drug. The following sections will…

Man exhibiting the signs of meth addiction

Signs of Meth Addiction

Meth takes a harrowing toll on both the mind and body of the user. The signs of meth addiction can be both physical and psychological. Some common physical symptoms include sores from obsessive scratching, rotting teeth, and severe weight loss. Some of the common psychological symptoms include irritability, confusion, paranoia, and aggressiveness. Understanding the Signs…

Man who could benefit from know what is chemical dependency reaches for a glass of alcohol

What is Chemical Dependency?

There’s a lot of confusion about the difference between substance dependency and addiction. Before we address the question of what is chemical dependency, we want to make clear that any substance abuse problem is a significant problem. Even if the individual is not yet dealing with a full-blown addiction, they are likely days or weeks…

Man passed out on table showing signs of oxy addiction

Signs of Oxy Addiction

There’s no denying the US is stuck in the middle of an opiate addiction epidemic. Of course, the news is quick to point the finger at heroin and the savage drug fentanyl as the primary culprits. Unfortunately, the problem also includes prescription painkillers like Oxycodone. On the streets, recreational drug users are taking Oxycodone like…

Man looks at himself in the mirror and contemplates the pros and cons of methadone treatment

The Pros and Cons of Methadone Treatment

Overcoming an opioid addiction is challenging, and clients may want to use all the resources that are available to them during the process. One option is the use of methadone, which can be a means of medication-assisted treatment during recovery. However, there are definitely both pros and cons of methadone that you need to consider.…

Opioids and alcohol sitting on a table

Opioids and Alcohol Abuse

As a society, America has always had to deal with issues involving alcoholism. More recently, the country has also been experiencing the effects of a rather significant opioid addiction epidemic. The abuse of opioids like heroin is not a new problem, but the problem has certainly gotten a lot more serious. For the most part,…

Pills spilled on table by person curious is adderall addictive

Is Adderall Addictive?

For all of its excellent benefits, the drug Adderall comes with some not so good attributes. Yes, Adderall is very useful in the treatment of disorders like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It also comes with adversity if a patient or recreational drug user decides to use the drug in ways a doctor…