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. 

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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,…

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National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

When people are having discussions about drug and alcohol addiction, they usually place the emphasis on the user. That’s a shame because there often is collateral damage involving others that gets lost in the conversation. Every year, medical groups throughout the nation band together to celebrate National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week.…

National Drug Takeback Day in 2019

National Drug Takeback Day in 2019

Millions of Americans abuse prescriptions drugs, with opioids playing an especially prominent role in recent years. The opioid epidemic, as the media has dubbed it, has caused a wave of overdoses and deaths. Much of these drugs are prescribed by a doctor originally, only to end up in the hands of abusers. What isn’t as…