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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 Causes an Addiction to Lean Drink?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: March 10, 2022 Updated: March 15, 2022 When doctors prescribe medications, they tell their patients about potential side effects. These medications may contain powerful drugs designed to alleviate pain and other symptoms. What happens when people mix drugs at home? There are still effects, but users may be unaware…

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Drug Overdoses & Coronavirus

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: December 16, 2020 Updated: March 25, 2021 We all know that drug overdoses can be lethal. They can happen at any time, but now that it is legal to have small amounts of heroin, meth, and other dangerous drugs, the possibility of an overdose is always present. Yet, in…

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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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Understanding the Opiate Overdose Timeline

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: April 18, 2020 Updated: April 23, 2020 Opiate addiction is a dangerous health problem that often ends in the same way for many people: overdose. The growing number of overdose deaths – and overdose injuries – make it critical to understand the opiate overdose timeline fully. Unfortunately, this element…

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Coming Back From a Dangerous Drug Overdose

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: February 13, 2020 Updated: March 5, 2020 Suffering a drug overdose and living to tell the tale is a wake-up call. Maybe you just recently quit using and started up again. Perhaps you intentionally overdosed. No matter what the background story is, there’s hope. Coming back is possible. Overdosing…

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Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: October 23, 2019 Updated: August 18, 2021 The heroin withdrawal timeline describes how long it takes for the drug to leave the body and withdrawal symptoms to subside. While detox and withdrawal can take place at an addiction treatment center, some people try to self-detox at home. This is…

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Experiencing An Overdose? Drug Overdose Symptoms to Watch For

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: October 1, 2019 Updated: October 23, 2019 If you’re curious about drug overdose symptoms, it’s likely that you or someone you love is struggling with addiction. Living in fear that someone you love may be overdosing on drugs can take a massive toll on your life. At Crestview Recovery,…

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What Is Percocet?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 10, 2019 Updated: August 26, 2020 The opioid crisis in America has reached peak levels due to many of the prescriptions written in the late 1990s. Physicians were not careful when writing out prescriptions for Percocet, Vicodin, and so on. This led to many people with prescription use…

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Flakka Vs Meth

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 3, 2019 Updated: May 6, 2022 When certain chemicals are made illegal because people are using them improperly, new ones spring up. This is the case with bath salts, which people have used to produce a “high” by ingesting or smoking them. Now, a newer drug is on…