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.

How to Stop Replacing One Addiction with Another

People in recovery often focus on practicing self-sufficiency rather than dependency. Whether you’re in recovery or currently experiencing an addiction, you might find yourself switching one compulsion for another. This psychological drive sometimes results in addiction replacement. Recognizing Addiction Replacements Recovering from a substance sometimes results in substituting one addiction for another. Activities like exercise…

Is Vaping a Gateway Drug?

You’ve likely heard of vaping as a popular alternative to smoking. If you’re wondering whether vaping is a gateway drug, it’s essential to consider the meaning of that phrase. A “gateway drug” refers to any substance that may or may not be addictive and leads to the use of another substance. Vaping meets this classification.…

what is wet brain

What Is Wet Brain?

Many people understand that misusing alcohol can seriously affect your physical and mental health and your relationships with others. However, a less commonly known health issue that may arise when misusing alcohol is Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome. Also known as wet brain, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome consists of various stages and can result in symptoms ranging from memory impairment…

what is an iop rehab

What Is an IOP Rehab?

There are various therapies and treatments available to people experiencing addiction to help them find relief, sustain their sobriety and improve their quality of life. One of these treatments includes an intensive outpatient program (IOP), one of many rehab options available through an addiction center. Learn more about IOPs and how they can help you…

5 Stages of Addiction

About 21 million Americans struggle with addiction, but very few people seek treatment for their condition. Addiction happens slowly. Once a person starts using a substance, they progress through the stages of addiction before developing a substance use disorder. Even though the substances vary, the stages of opiate addiction are very similar to the stages of alcohol…

What is Reality Therapy?

Approximately 20 million people in the United States struggle with at least one substance use disorder. There are various treatment options available to these individuals to help them overcome addiction and maintain their sobriety. One of these treatment options is reality therapy, an effective therapy model used to change people’s behavior and outlook. Many treatment facilities offer…