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5 Stages Addiction Recovery
What Are the 5 Stages of Addiction Recovery and How Long Do They Take?

The process of recovering from addiction is never a clearly defined path with set timelines since everyone’s substance abuse treatment has to be tailored to fit his or her needs. Some people may progress much faster while others can take longer to fully recover. However, there are specific stages each person will move through on…

Is There a Relationship Between Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use?

To fully understand why a person develops addictions, it is important to keep in mind that each person is different, with his or her own set of circumstances. While some of these are similar, the events that led to drug abuse and/or heroin use can be precipitated by varying factors, such as physical pain, stress,…

Am I a Drug Addict
How Do I Know if I’m a Drug Addict?

While a drug addiction may seem obvious to outsiders, it can be difficult to see the warning signs of addiction in oneself. What might seem like a relatively harmless hobby or once-or-twice experiment might be affecting your life and relationships in a more serious way than you realize. In this blog post, we’ll take you…

Traumatic Childhood Leads to Addiction
How a Traumatic Childhood and Low Self-Esteem Can Lead to Addiction

Why do people start to take drugs? Often, there is a reason that someone takes that puff of a cigarette, their first drink in high school, or harder drugs. Most people who have taken drugs describe that their “highs” numb the pain of everyday life. However, those who are dedicated to recovery, and especially those…

Bluecrest Recovery Center Graduation

As a client, you are our personal jigsaw puzzle. You walk into our facility and pieces of you are scattered onto our conference room table. As a team we have to surround you, flip over your pieces, line up your straight edges, find the things hidden in your dark corners, and clasp together the essence…

Understanding Addiction
Understanding Addiction

Addiction is often whispered about in families and among friends, but it’s rarely understood. Many people make assumptions without understanding the facts. They tell loved ones if they’d only tried harder or if they could just be a little stronger they wouldn’t be addicts, but the reality of the matter is that addiction is a…

My Addict, My Mother
My Addict, My Mother

When I envisioned my mother dying, I predicted that I would be… “okay”. That I’d be strong, prepared, and in all complete honesty—I thought there would be a sense of relief. Not because I didn’t love my mother, didn’t care, or didn’t want her alive. It wasn’t that. I wanted her to make it—I so…

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Opiate Study

The duration of a prescription may give clues into how long a person ends up using a narcotic painkiller, a new study finds. The study in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report finds that when you use a narcotic painkiller for just one day, you have only a 6%…

Shame on Us!
Shame On Us!

A few years ago in Cleveland, Ohio a woman was caught swerving her car onto a sidewalk, illegally passing a school bus full of children. A judge sentenced her to stand on the street corner wearing a sign that read, “Only an idiot would drive around a school bus.” In Arlington, Tex., a billboard features…

Substance Use
Mae’s Blog

It’s 9:03 on a Saturday Morning. The phone rings providing an unknown number. As a marketer, I instinctually take a deep breath to prepare myself. It’s a father. A father that desperately wants to get his baby girl into detox. I’ve already failed this man and his daughter earlier in the week. It’s not my…

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