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Staying Sober this Christmas

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Author Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD Dr. Merle Dean Williamson, MD read more Published: November 30, 2021 Updated: November 30, 2021 If your goal is to remain sober this Christmas, you aren’t alone. The holidays provide ample opportunities to reflect on past experiences, failures, and traumas that can make people…

Sexual Health in Recovery

Sexual Health in Recovery

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: October 28, 2021 Updated: November 29, 2021 Addiction is a vast and complex condition. Becoming dependant on addictive drugs causes people to lose their sex drive and rely only on drugs for a dopamine release. Using harmful amounts of psychoactive chemicals causes the brain to release a powerful and…

The Importance of Healthy Habits in Recovery and How to Achieve Them

The Importance of Healthy Habits in Recovery and How to Achieve Them

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: September 29, 2021 Updated: October 19, 2021 Drug addiction recovery is a difficult process that requires you to focus heavily on yourself and change adverse behaviors into positive ones. As a result, you need to understand the healthy habits in recovery that are necessary for your overall treatment success. By…

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How To Stick To a Relapse Prevention Program

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: January 11, 2021 Updated: August 18, 2021 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…

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Addiction Prevention & Recovery

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: December 14, 2020 Updated: March 25, 2021 Is it possible to prevent addiction from occurring? For some people, the only real way to prevent it from happening is to never engage in drugs and alcohol. If you have a genetic predisposition to it, that makes even minimal use of…

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What Alcohol Withdrawal is Like

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: December 3, 2020 Updated: March 31, 2021 To end an addiction to alcohol, you will have to go through withdrawal. Sadly, many individuals are so worried about what alcohol withdrawal will be like that they choose not to get sober at all—having a better understanding of what to expect…

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Aftercare

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: October 3, 2020 Updated: January 19, 2021 If you or someone you care about struggles with addiction, then you probably already know all about detox and rehab. Treating addiction is critical, and the first few weeks are certainly very important. However, sobriety is a lifetime goal. That means that…

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3 Ways to Break Bad Habits During Recovery

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: September 11, 2020 Updated: December 4, 2020 Breaking bad habits and forming new ones is a good strategy for long-term addiction recovery. Often times, habits form without any type of planning. You may make promises to yourself to stop these habits, but over time, your willpower decreases. That can limit…

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Why Is Rehab Important? Do You Really Need It?

By Crestview Recovery Crestview Recovery Published: June 17, 2020 Updated: July 21, 2021 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…