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Explaining the Different Types of Addiction

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: April 25, 2022 Updated: April 26, 2022 When people hear the word “addiction,” many automatically think of illegal substances such as cocaine or heroin. The truth is that there are many types of addictions, even to legal substances such as alcohol or prescription medication. Here at Crestview Recovery, we…

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What Prescription Drugs Do People Abuse the Most?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: March 20, 2022 Updated: March 15, 2022 Prescription drugs are the third most likely drugs to be abused. Sometimes people don’t intend to abuse their medication. Many times, it happens because of the addictive nature of certain prescription drugs. Learn more about prescription drug abuse, how to detect it…

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…

Vicodin and Teeth Extractions

Vicodin and Teeth Extractions: The Real Risks You Need to Know

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: September 29, 2021 Updated: September 29, 2021 Each year, dental surgery professionals remove an estimated 10 million wisdom teeth, also known as third molars. Unlike other teeth in the mouth, wisdom teeth are deep-rooted. Removal may cause a few days of intense pain. Because Vicodin and teeth extractions of this…

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What Are Gateway Drugs?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: September 6, 2021 Updated: September 6, 2021 In the United States, substance abuse is prevalent in the media. Songs, TV shows, and movies all highlight the appeal of substance abuse. However, the United States also faces an opioid crisis that claims countless lives every year. Many people blame the…

Carfentanil vs. Fentanyl

Carfentanil vs. Fentanyl

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: September 4, 2021 Updated: September 4, 2021 When people hear about the destruction caused by the opioid epidemic, they often think of heroin. While heroin is a big problem in the United States and worldwide, it’s not the only opioid responsible for destruction and loss of life. Synthetic opioids…

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Restoril vs. Ambien

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: July 24, 2021 Updated: August 18, 2021 Getting sufficient sleep helps with every aspect of our daily lives. If cutting back on caffeine, eating a healthy diet, and getting an age-appropriate amount of daily physical activity did not improve your sleep, your doctor may have prescribed sleep medication like…

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Etizolam vs. Xanax

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: June 18, 2021 Updated: August 18, 2021 Presently, anxiety disorder is one of the most widespread mental illnesses. In fact, the ADAA estimates that 18 percent of our population suffers from anxiety and needs anxiety treatment.…

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Modafinil and Alcohol

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: June 14, 2021 Updated: July 9, 2021 People with certain sleep disorders may find that taking Modafinil is helpful for their condition. However, mixing modafinil and alcohol may cause a range of serious interactions. Some people…