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…

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How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

The observance of National Recovery Month happens every year in September. The purpose of National Recovery Month is to identify effective recovery practices, highlight the achievements with the recovery community and acknowledge the dedication of organizations supporting recovery. Crestview Recovery Center is committed to providing addiction treatment to participants in our various programs who are…

Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Chemical dependence and mental health concerns are interwoven. Sometimes medications that relieve symptoms of a mental health issue affect cognition, motivation, and functionality. Crestview’s treatment program for people with co-occurring disorders offers hope, adventure, and the chance to start fresh. Whether you developed a mental health concern before or after you become chemically dependent, the…

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Are You an Addict for Life?

You’ve heard it at least 100 times or more that once you are addicted, you remain addicted for the rest of your life. In fact, if you speak with a traditional counselor or professional when it comes to drug addiction treatment and alcohol use disorder treatment, you’ll probably hear the same thing. However, the “once…

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What Is the Difference Between Substance Abuse and Addiction?

The difference between substance abuse and addiction involves the concept of dependency. Physical dependency involves experiencing withdrawal symptoms when a substance is removed from a person’s system. Psychological dependency occurs when a person feels uncomfortable or incomplete without the use of drugs. A person who abuses drugs would not be considered an addict unless their…