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Is Alcohol a Stimulant or a Depressant?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: May 3, 2022 Updated: May 19, 2022 Alcohol is one of the most abused substances in the United States. Whether it’s on holidays or all year round, alcohol consumption is something that many people indulge in. In fact, alcohol abuse is one of the top reasons for preventable deaths…

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Alcohol’s Effects on the Body

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: April 27, 2022 Updated: April 26, 2022 If you’ve ever had a little more alcohol than you should, you know about alcohol effects on the body. But in this situation, you might just be thinking about the subsequent hangover. In fact, the chemicals in the drug begin affecting your…

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What are Addictive Behaviors?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: April 20, 2022 Updated: April 26, 2022 Drug and alcohol addiction doesn’t discriminate. Anyone can develop an addiction to these substances. If someone you love is using drugs or alcohol, identifying their addiction can be difficult. But if you look for certain addictive behaviors, you can know for certain.…

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Is Your Loved One a Heroin Addict?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: April 19, 2022 Updated: April 26, 2022 Heroin use in the United States is at epidemic proportions. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that deaths from heroin-related overdoses are now more than four times higher than they were in 2010. If you believe someone you love is a…

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How Drug Dependence Forms

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: April 17, 2022 Updated: April 26, 2022 The primary reason that you can’t stop doing drugs on your own is a result of dependence. People often underestimate how powerful the human brain is. When it develops a dependence on drugs, it demands them. Drug dependence doesn’t happen overnight, but…

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What are Opioids?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: April 10, 2022 Updated: April 25, 2022 The opioid epidemic continues to dominate headlines and public health debates. In fact, more people in the United States now die from opioid overdoses than from car accidents. This class of drugs includes both prescriptions and illegal substances, but what are opioids exactly?…

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How To Respond To An Opioid Overdose

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: April 2, 2022 Updated: April 25, 2022 In 2015 in the United States alone, more than 33,000 people died as a result of an opioid overdose. More than half of those overdoses were a result of prescription opioids. That statistic is terrifying. Sadly, there are more. The National Institute…

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What is THC Vape Juice?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: March 28, 2022 Updated: March 16, 2022 There are always new drugs coming on the scene, making parents, doctors, teachers, and addiction specialists nervous. One drug that has recently become popular, especially among young people, is THC vape juice. Below, you’ll learn what THC vape juice is and why…

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Most Common Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: March 3, 2022 Updated: March 16, 2022 Overcoming an addiction to cocaine can be a long and challenging process. It often starts with detox, where patients work through withdrawal symptoms. Learn more about cocaine withdrawal, how long it takes and what symptoms to prepare for. This can help you…