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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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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…

opioids vs.narcotics

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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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…

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Is Meth Physically Addictive?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Colin Moore Colin Moore read more Published: June 17, 2021 Updated: July 9, 2021 Is meth physically addictive? When it comes to the most habit-forming substances, methamphetamine is near the top of the list. The highly addictive narcotic results in many devastating effects on physical and emotional health, even…

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Is Heroin a Stimulant?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: June 16, 2021 Updated: July 9, 2021 Heroin is an illegal recreational drug that is in the opioid class. It is a highly addictive substance made from opium poppy sap. Describing it does not answer the…

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Top 5 Most Drug-Infested Cities in the U.S.

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: June 9, 2021 Updated: July 9, 2021 Drugs don’t just impact specific populations or certain cities. Fentanyl, cocaine, meth, oxycodone, and heroin cause significant issues around the country. However, in America’s five most drug-infested cities, there…

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How Long Do Prescription Drugs Stay in Your System?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: June 4, 2021 Updated: July 9, 2021 When it comes to drug use in the United States, the primary concern used to be substances like cocaine, marijuana, and heroin. But in recent decades, prescription drug addiction…

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Long-Term Effects of ADHD Medication

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: February 12, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 Like most drugs, ADHD medications have side effects, especially when taken in higher doses than prescribed. In many cases, understanding the risks, symptoms, and alternatives can help people avoid unwanted side effects of ADHD medications. People who have been prescribed ADHD medication…