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What Is a Gateway Drug Addiction?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: March 26, 2022 Updated: March 15, 2022 A gateway drug is a habit-forming drug that may lead to other addictive substance abuse. This is a common theory, but not necessarily scientific fact. Today, some researchers and healthcare providers discount the existence of gateway substances. Whether these gateways to addiction…

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What Makes a Good Substance Abuse Treatment Center?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: March 21, 2022 Updated: March 15, 2022 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…

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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…

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Most Common Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: March 3, 2022 Updated: March 16, 2022 Overcoming an addiction to cocaine can be a long and challenging process. It often starts with detox, where patients work through withdrawal symptoms. Learn more about cocaine withdrawal, how long it takes and what symptoms to prepare for. This can help you…

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Depression and Drug Abuse: They Go Hand in Hand

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: September 14, 2021 Updated: September 14, 2021 Depression and drug abuse often go hand-in-hand, and you can’t treat one without the other. Many people find themselves slipping into depression during bouts of drug abuse, or they feel that they cannot manage their depression successfully without drugs. Here’s what you need…

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Discovering Your Relapse Triggers

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: December 21, 2020 Updated: December 21, 2020 Even after you have worked hard to overcome addiction with the help of an addiction treatment center, relapse is still a risk. In fact, relapse impacts more than half of all people who have achieved sobriety after a substance abuse disorder. Often,…

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What Is Kratom?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: June 7, 2018 Updated: June 1, 2018 Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, isn’t illegal — yet. You can buy it at some smoke shops and nutritional supplement stores. There, you might find it as a tea or powder-filled capsules. Precisely what is kratom, and why is there controversy about its…