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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…

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Addiction Prevention & Recovery

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 these substances a risk. If you are using, you can enter recovery with…

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What Alcohol Withdrawal is Like

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 can encourage those struggling with alcoholism to seek help and begin the journey…

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Sexual Health in Recovery

When you are entering rehab, thoughts of sex are likely far off. You are trying to survive and get well. However, as you go through residential rehab treatment and enter the relapse prevention phase, thoughts of sexual health in recovery from addiction may pop up. Does your partner still see you the same way or do…

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Aftercare

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 rehab aftercare, or what happens after treatment ends, is also important. Transitioning Back…

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3 Ways to Break Bad Habits During Recovery

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 your motivation to keep going. Yet, there are strategies to help you to…

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How to Prevent Relapse

Addiction is a progressive condition, meaning you will be managing the symptoms for the remainder of your life. Managing an addiction gets easier in time if you follow certain precautions. Attending rehab doesn’t mean that people have received a cure for addiction. Contrary to popular belief, even the best drug rehab in Portland, OR will…

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Do You Need a Sponsor in Recovery?

You may have heard about sponsors and the role they play in drug and alcohol treatment. Do you need a sponsor in recovery? This question is one that can be answered in a variety of ways. Every person’s needs are very different. The type of treatment you receive and your specific health needs may warrant…