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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…

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What Does Being Dope Sick Mean?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 19, 2021 Updated: July 19, 2021 People often describe being dope sick as one of the most frightening and excruciatingly uncomfortable experiences anyone could endure. Dope sickness consists of a group of symptoms that occur when you stop taking your drug of choice. It’s most often referring to…

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Meth Withdrawal Home Remedies

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: June 6, 2021 Updated: July 9, 2021 Methamphetamine works by increasing the amount of dopamine present in the brain. When the brain doesn’t get the drug, dopamine is not released, resulting in a loss of pleasure.…

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Learning More About Alcohol Liver Damage

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: December 24, 2020 Updated: November 22, 2020 Liver damage is one of the most common and devastating complications of alcoholism. If you are drinking significantly – in terms of frequency or the amount – you could be at risk for developing this condition. For many people with alcohol use…

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Various Drug Withdrawal Symptoms

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: December 17, 2020 Updated: March 31, 2021 People often wonder why a person can’t summon the willpower to get sober on his or her own. Typically, a person will relapse within the first week or two of trying to get clean because the symptoms of drug withdrawal are so…

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What Alcohol Withdrawal is Like

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: December 3, 2020 Updated: March 31, 2021 To end an addiction to alcohol, you will have to go through withdrawal. Sadly, many individuals are so worried about what alcohol withdrawal will be like that they choose not to get sober at all—having a better understanding of what to expect…

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Tapering Off Xanax

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: September 21, 2020 Updated: December 16, 2020 Like the many other medications individuals take for issues like anxiety, Xanax may involve side-effects. It’s important to understand what these are, so you can seek help if you’re experiencing them. Taking Xanax for an extended period of time often results in…

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How to Detox from Oxycodone

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: September 19, 2020 Updated: December 16, 2020 Prescription opioids like oxycodone have a high risk of addiction and dependence. People who are recovering from surgery are sometimes prescribed opiates in order to cope with the pain. When taken over an extended period of time, oxycodone affects the brain’s ability…

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The Dangers of Heroin

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: September 7, 2020 Updated: December 16, 2020 When it comes to overcoming addiction, knowledge is power. One question that many people ask is before detoxing is, “How long do the effects of heroin last?” Those who struggle with heroin or know someone who does should know the answer. Those…

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Common Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: February 21, 2020 Updated: February 20, 2020 Some alcoholics avoid addiction treatment because they worry about the severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Medically supervised detox makes it possible to give up drinking safely and comfortably. However, many question what exactly is withdrawal like and what happens after? Understanding the…