Man worried about the signs of alcoholism

6 Signs of Alcoholism

Most health associations classify alcoholism as a disease. Unlike alcohol abuse, one of the most classic signs of alcoholism is the inability to limit how often and how much one drinks. This pattern of uncontrollable drinking oftentimes consumes every aspect of an individual’s life, even when it begins to affect his or her life negatively.…

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How to Quit Drinking Safely

Wanting to quit drinking and knowing how to quit drinking are two very different things. While there are plenty of suggestions for people struggling with alcoholism, not all of those suggestions are helpful, effective, or even safe. Use this guide if you’re serious about fighting back against alcohol addiction and striving toward lifelong sobriety.Do you…

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The Effect of Alcohol Abuse on Children of Alcoholics

Alcohol abuse is a serious issue affecting thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest. At Crestview Recovery, we offer both women’s and men’s alcohol rehab so people get the help they need. Yet even while parents are seeking recovery, their children may continue to suffer.Close to 1-in-5 adults today grew up with alcoholic parents. Many of…

Why is rehab important?

Why Is Rehab Important?

A question that many people have is “Why is rehab important to the recovery process?” Many people wonder what rehab can offer to them that they cannot get or achieve on their own. It is also common for people to believe they can stop using drugs and alcohol whenever they want to. The fact is,…

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3 Stages of Addiction

As scientists learn more about addiction, their knowledge improves treatment methods. One common pattern in substance abuse is that of the three stages of addiction. These stages show how addiction develops and continues. By understanding the stages, it’s possible to use the knowledge for a better chance of lasting sobriety.Do you need an addiction education?…

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What Makes a Good Substance Abuse Treatment Center?

Whether you want help with addiction for yourself or a loved one, recovery is possible. Individuals who suffer from addiction can get proper care and support at substance abuse treatment centers. Substance abuse treatment centers are facilities where people suffering from addiction receive medical care and support while overcoming their drug or alcohol problems. These centers…

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Addiction Definition: What is This Disease?

Is addiction a disease? According to health associations, the definition of addiction states that the condition is, in fact, a disease. It causes compulsive and chronic urges to seek out and abuse a particular substance for its mind-altering properties. Addiction is progressive. In other words, it will continue to get worse without treatment.The definition also…