In 2017, 19.7 million Americans admitted to abusing illegal drugs.
Heroin use among young adults between ages 18 and 25 years old doubled in the past decade.
In 2017 1 out of every 8 adults struggled with both alcohol and drug use disorders simultaneously
Drug abuse and addiction cost American society more than $740 billion annually in lost workplace productivity, healthcare expenses, and crime-related costs.
More than 1 million adults age 65 or older had substance use disorder in 2017

For many Americans, a glass of wine is one of the common ways to wind down or celebrate their success at the end of the day.  The lack of awareness of the right quantity of alcohol is what leads drinking to alcoholism. This is one of the reasons why alcohol use disorder (AUD) has become a raging concern in the USA.

For many addiction experts, drinking a moderate amount of alcohol means people shouldn’t drink more than one glass.  If you are a man, the quantity should exceed two glasses. One drink of liquor equals to,

  • Beer (12 ounces)
  • Whiskey, rum or tequila (1.5 ounces)
  • Wine (5 ounces)

You can also estimate your drinking habits by counting your average drinks per week. If you are a woman and drink more than seven glasses per week, you are overdrinking.  For men, it should not exceed 14 drinks a week.

AUD or alcohol use disorder is the result of risky or over drinking.  It is a medical condition that may become a chronic disease if left untreated.   Approximately 16 million people in the United States suffer from AUD that affects their brain.  In most of the cases, the chronic disease can transmit to offspring through genes from parents. Your physiological makeup and environment play a significant role in this process.

Many alcoholics are aware of the fact that drinking habits spiral out of control quickly, and if not treated on time, they may lead addicts to a destructive path. You can start by acknowledging your struggle with alcohol dependence. The next crucial step is to find the alcohol treatment program that doesn’t only enable you to restore overall health but also overall happiness and well-being.

If you are one of the individuals who are trying to get rid of alcohol addiction, there is no need to suffer alone. We, at Crest View Recovery Center, offer a high-quality and reliable North Carolina addiction treatment to help you combat AUD symptoms.

Common Addictions in the United States AND HOW TO OVERCOME

It is important to understand that developing alcohol or drug addiction is neither your character flaw nor a weakness sign.  To overcome this problem, you need a lot of will power. It is merely because using prescription drugs or abusing illicit drugs can make changes in the way your brain functions. Leaving a chronic drinking habit is cumbersome because it causes powerful cravings of alcohol or drugs. The compulsion to retake the drugs makes achieving sobriety almost an impossible task.

No matter how difficult it might seem, know that recovery is always in your reach, even if you have made several attempts to overcome alcohol addiction.  All you need is to find out the right treatment that can lead to a positive change.

The toughest step is to acknowledge and admit that you need professional treatment. This is when you decide to make a change in your life. Feeling uncertain and apprehensive is part of the process, but you need to keep your willpower strong.  You might feel concerned about copping up with the effects of treatment or withdrawal symptoms.

There is a high percentage of teens and young generation in America who face an alcohol addiction problem. The number of teens abusing drugs is increasing with each passing year.  Alcohol addiction can be a gateway for teens to walk on the destructive path of cocaine, heroin, and painkiller abuse.

However, with the right treatment option, millions of people in America recover from substance abuse: some of the treatment options are:

Drug and alcohol abuse affect all demographics. In fact, for many teens, abusing alcohol during high school leads to problems later in life. Additionally, alcohol can act as a gateway to abusing drugs like cocaine, painkillers, and even heroin.

What is our Continual Care Model?

We built our treatment programs around a continual care model. This structure allows clients to move through treatment step by step at their own pace. Each level of treatment offering them more and more personal freedom. Eventually, they can smoothly transition back to their lives.

How Our North Carolina Addiction Treatment Center Helps Individuals Recover

As mentioned earlier, overcoming addiction or stopping disparaging behavior requires a lot more than just a desire to change it. You must have a strong will to make a positive change in your life. To make your addiction rehab work for you, it is important to stick to your decision.

However, it is easier said than done. That means the chronic disease comes with compulsive urges and a strong desire to use the drug substance. These urges are hard to deny or ignore and can make even a strong-willed person lose his/her recovery track.  It gets even worse when an affected individual experiences withdrawal symptoms.

Crest View Recovery Center, a team of competent addiction experts, develop individualized programs to meet the recovery needs of drug and alcohol addicts.  People who have long been suffering from the addiction, our doctors recommend medically supervised detoxification.  It is immensely helpful in cleansing out the dangerous toxins from the body.  After detox, an individual’s body may respond to the addiction treatment in a better way.

In the next step after detox, medical professionals at CVRC help addicts transition into a support program that entails evidence-based techniques and strategies and works with a comprehensive reality-based model.  A team of psychiatrists, therapists, and counselors provide ammunition to individuals by using reality-based therapy to help them get rid of life’s obstacles.

Programs at Our Addiction Treatment Center:

  • Inpatient Rehab Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Outpatient Addiction Treatment
  • 12 Step Program

The Benefits of a Continual Care Model

At CVRC, our proven treatment model allows clients to gradually progress through treatment. After all, recovery is a lifelong process. It’s hard to undo years of long-term substance abuse in a matter of weeks.

After completing the first step of our rehab treatment program, we recommend that clients continue into our 4–6-week intensive outpatient program in Asheville NC as they adjust to independent living following initial treatment. We also offer alumni programs and follow up care that allow individuals to maintain positive relationships and continue down the path to sustainable recovery.

Along with high-quality clinical care, we also offer several treatment approaches, including activities like yoga classes and therapeutic recreation. We ensure that all of our guests receive a welcoming, therapeutic and enjoyable experience during their addiction treatment.

Proven Therapy Options:

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Family Therapy

Gender Specific Therapy

Psychotherapy

Holistic Addiction Treatment

Marijuana usage has increased by 7.5% since 2007, the most of all illegal drugs.

Don’t waste another moment doubting if you’ve got what it takes to successfully and permanently beat addiction. Our compassionate professionals can help you find new strength as you develop a solid recovery foundation. Take the first step toward a new life. Contact Crest View Recovery Center today at 866.327.2505.

“I came to Crest View very broken and very sad with my life. The staff there helped me regain the old me. The one on one therapy sessions were the best. I was treated with the utmost respect from all. I also had some medical issues and they were all handled in a timely manor. I was given many more tools to handle my disease. Again I cannot say enough good things about every therapist, tech and doctor there. I have been to many rehabs and this one is far superior in a total recovery of mind, body and spirit.”

Recent Client
Contact Crest View Recovery Center for an addiction treatment center that has the expertise and compassion to successfully get you all the way through treatment.

Article Reviewed by Patrice Wishon, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Patrice Wishon, LCSW, LCAS, CCSPatrice has over 30 years experience working in social work and mental health/substance abuse counseling. She received her Master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and has worked in a variety of settings, including community-based outpatient, hospital and classroom settings. Patrice specializes in substance abuse treatment, trauma and women’s issues.