core values to guide recovery

Core Values to Guide Recovery

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 25, 2021 Updated: July 25, 2021 Addiction is lonely, desolate, and dangerous when left untreated. People who depend on dangerous drugs can sometimes avoid an overdose, but the effects of certain drugs will eventually take their toll in the long run. No matter how far you’ve fallen, we…

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Restoril vs. Ambien

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 24, 2021 Updated: July 24, 2021 Getting sufficient sleep helps with every aspect of our daily lives. If cutting back on caffeine, eating a healthy diet, and getting an age-appropriate amount of daily physical activity did not improve your sleep, your doctor may have prescribed sleep medication like…

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Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program Curriculum

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 22, 2021 Updated: July 22, 2021 As you work to recover from harmful chemical dependence, an intensive outpatient program allows people to live in sober living or in their own homes. At the same time, they attend outpatient addiction treatment during the day. At Crestview Recovery, our addiction…

valium vs. xanax

Valium vs. Xanax

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 21, 2021 Updated: July 21, 2021 Valium and Xanax are both sedatives in the benzodiazepine class of drugs. People take benzodiazepines to eliminate anxiety in order to function, sleep, or cope. Unfortunately, benzodiazepines like Valium and Xanax lose their effectiveness when taken regularly, especially at increasing doses. High…

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Opioids vs. Narcotics

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 18, 2021 Updated: July 18, 2021 If you or a loved one is dealing with a substance abuse disorder, it is important to use the correct language as often as possible. Word choice can sometimes determine whether a person is willing to attend substance abuse treatment. The word…

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Physical and Psychological Ecstasy Effects

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 17, 2021 Updated: July 17, 2021 Ecstasy, or MDMA, rose to popularity in the 1970s and is now known by many names across the United States. Over time, studies have shown a number of unpleasant side effects, health problems, and even the potential for chemical dependency. These dangerous…

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Can Holidays Trigger Drug & Alcohol Relapse?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 2, 2021 Updated: June 23, 2021 The holiday season can be a joyous, festive time of year. But for people in recovery, the holiday season can also be overwhelming as there is the fear of having a holiday relapse. The holidays can present triggers to those recovering from…

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Is Dating an Alcoholic Dangerous?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 20, 2021 Updated: July 9, 2021 If you’re dating someone and you’re concerned about their level of drinking, it’s important to take time to consider that carefully. Dating an alcoholic can be stressful, and in some cases, you may wonder, is…

physiological dependence

What Is Physiological Dependence

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: June 19, 2021 Updated: July 9, 2021 Physiological dependence can happen with the chronic use of most drugs—including many types of prescription drugs, even when they are taken as instructed by a physician. Thus, physical dependence…

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Etizolam vs. Xanax

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: June 18, 2021 Updated: July 9, 2021 Presently, anxiety disorder is one of the most widespread mental illnesses. In fact, the ADAA estimates that 18 percent of our population suffers from anxiety and needs anxiety treatment.…