Why Do People Do Drugs

Why Do People Do Drugs?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: January 5, 2022 Updated: January 5, 2022 Millions of people use and abuse drugs around the world, and they do so for a wide variety of reasons. There’s no easy answer to the question, “Why do people do drugs?” Every individual is…

Therapy for Drug Addiction

Therapy for Drug Addiction

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: January 2, 2022 Updated: January 5, 2022 Drug addiction is a chronic, deadly condition characterized by compulsive and uncontrollable drug-seeking behavior and drug use despite harmful consequences and changes in brain chemistry. Drug addiction is also a relapsing disease. Relapse involves the…

tips for staying sober in the new year

Holidays in Recovery: Four Tips for Staying Sober New Year’s

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: January 2, 2022 Updated: January 5, 2022 Most people have their favorite holiday, and many choose that week-long stretch at the end of every year that encompasses Christmas and New Year’s. For someone who’s in recovery from drugs or alcohol, however, these…

Recognizing Enabling Behavior

Recognizing Enabling Behavior

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: January 1, 2022 Updated: January 5, 2022 There’s a massive disparity between the number of people who need addiction treatment and those who seek it. This leaves many people wondering how this could ever be the…

Overcoming Labels

Overcoming Labels

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: December 1, 2021 Updated: December 1, 2021 When you are facing addiction, or you know someone who is, you often realize that there are a lot of labels that get placed on people who struggle with…

Overcoming Codependency

Overcoming Codependency

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: December 1, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021 Mental health concerns often intersect with substance use disorders. This is evident in the behavioral problem of codependency. Many times these two conditions exist side by side. This makes…

The Science of Psychological Dependence

The Science of Psychological Dependence

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: November 30, 2021 Updated: November 30, 2021 For someone who doesn’t suffer from an addiction, it’s easy to think, “Anyone can quit with the right willpower.” The reality is that it’s not that simple. Physical and psychological dependence make it nearly impossible…

struggling with addiction during the holidays

Struggling with Addiction During the Holidays

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: November 30, 2021 Updated: November 30, 2021 The desire to be sober for the holidays will not prevent a person in active addiction from seeking refuge in drugs or alcohol. Once a person develops physical or…

why go to rehab during the holidays

Why Go to Rehab During the Holidays?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: November 3, 2021 Updated: October 26, 2021 The holidays are often considered to be a joyous time. Family and friends get together and celebrate, enjoy each other’s company, and create new memories. But for a person…

What Is a Depressant

What Is a Depressant?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: October 28, 2021 Updated: November 29, 2021 When it seems like the world is too difficult to manage, you might reach for a drug that numbs you. Depressants suppress the central nervous system and cause pain relief, drowsiness, and clouded thinking. Whether this drug has been prescribed by a…