For most people struggling with an addiction to alcohol or drugs, it’s much easier to get sober than it is to stay sober. The misconception about overcoming addiction is that it’s only about the substances you were using. This couldn’t be further from the truth, and you learn more about this when you enter drug addiction rehab. At Crest View Recovery Center, we’re going to help you discover the root causes of your addiction so you can learn how to live in long-term recovery.

Overcoming Addiction is More Than Just Detox

overcoming addictionThe reason Crest View Recovery Center partners with a local detoxification facility is because you need more treatment after detox. Many people make a serious mistake by thinking they’re done after going through the detox process. If it was as simple as losing your physical dependence to drugs to stay clean for good, relapse rates would be much lower. The reason many people relapse if they only do a detox program is because they never learned how to deal with the issues that lead to taking the first drug.

Detox is an important part of recovery, but it’s only the first step on the path towards sobriety. Here at Crest View, we have a staff that can help you as you deal with any post-acute withdrawal symptoms. Furthermore, you’ll also have the opportunity to attend addiction therapy. These therapeutic methods will help you find the root of the problem and learn how to overcome these issues.

Retraining Your Brain When Overcoming Addiction

How many times did you promise yourself that you weren’t going to get high that day, but you did anyways? This happens because the psychological dependence to your substance of choice is extremely powerful. Addiction is a disease that hijacks a part of the brain that’s responsible for helping you survive. In our drug addiction treatment program, we use evidence-based therapy methods that help heal and retrain your brain.

Our facility is accredited by The Joint Commission and we use treatment methods that are proven to help people with an addiction. You’re going to gain sets of skills that will translate to daily life after treatment.

Overcoming Addiction and Mental Illness

Many people facing addiction also struggle with mental illness as well. However, our addiction treatment methods also provide help for any form of mental illness that you may have. This will help with relapse prevention in the future. Our facility treats a wide range of mental illnesses, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder

Many substance abusers can’t recognize their mental illness until treatment. Through our dual diagnosis program, you will begin to gain an understanding of your disease.

Often times, people self-medicate with drugs in order to quiet their mind or feel “normal.” However, we’re here to help provide you with a much better solution. We’re going to teach you how to manage your symptoms of mental illness without having to use an addictive substance.

Crest View Recovery Center is here to provide addiction recovery services to anyone who is ready to change their life for the better. Our goal is to help you achieve overall wellness so you don’t just stay sober, but you live a much more fulfilling life. We do this through programs, such as:

If you’d like to learn more about how CVRC can help you recover, call us today at 866.327.2505.

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.