What Rehab Centers Can Offer You

What Rehab Centers Can Offer You

There are several routes to sobriety, and all patients have to sit down and decide on the best path to their recovery. Trying to recover on your own can be difficult, and, depending on the type of addiction, nearly impossible. In a number of situations, doing it yourself is a clear path to relapse. When…

Defining Substance Dependence

Defining Substance Dependence

What does it mean to have an addiction? When is it obvious? What signs should I be looking for? Is it serious? Should I be worried that I have an addiction? There are plenty of opinions and assumptions that people have about substance dependence. Some of them are correct. All too often, however, they are…

man suffering from physical dependence

Physical Dependence

Physical dependence on drugs or alcohol is one of the most difficult parts to get through in addiction recovery. Depending on your substance of choice, the symptoms of withdrawal can vary, and they can be fairly harsh. So harsh, in fact, that the compulsion to return to substance use to feel “normal” again can be…

Overcoming Binge Eating

Overcoming Binge Eating

Binge eating disorder is America’s most common eating disorder, with even more people suffering the condition than anorexia or bulimia. This mental health problem occurs through frequent eating of excessive amounts of food even when you feel no hunger. In fact, the condition manifests to divert your attention from bigger problems in your life. You…

woman showing relapse prevention skills

How To Stick To a Relapse Prevention Program

At Crestview Recovery in Oregon, we provide tools for our clients to succeed during and after our addiction recovery program. A relapse prevention plan outlines your triggers and ideas on how to avoid them. It also contains practical ways to overcome cravings to prevent relapse. Below, find examples of triggers and strategies to overcome them that…

woman wondering how do you spot a xanax addiction

How Do You Spot A Xanax Addiction?

Xanax bars are often prescribed to patients with extreme panic disorder. It is a type of benzodiazepine affecting the central nervous system. It is often used to help individuals with mental health disorders like anxiety or panic disorders. While it is effective for those needs, it is also very addictive. As a result, some people…

man showing signs of alcohol overdose

Signs of Alcohol Overdose

Alcohol overdose occurs when you drink an excessive amount of alcohol over a short period of time. Your liver can only process a certain amount of alcohol per hour. Exceeding this limit, especially by a large margin, will cause you to exhibit signs of alcohol overdose. You can overdose on alcohol if you binge drink…