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Podcast: Intervention on The Other Side with Richie H.

Speaker 1 This is podcast number two … So I have to read stuff apparently, before the podcasts. If you want to subscribe to our podcast, it’s available on the major streaming platforms: iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, which I’ve never heard of, and YouTube. But I’m old. Speaker 1 So, the last one we did, this…

Introducing the New BlueCrest Podcast: “The Other Side With Richie H.”

Introducing the New BlueCrest Podcast: “The Other Side With Richie H.” All of us here at BlueCrest Recovery Center pride ourselves on being open, honest, and transparent when it comes to treatment and recovery. That’s why we’re excited to debut a new podcast that tackles some of the most pressing issues in the world of…

Meth Overdose
Can You Overdose On Meth?

Yes, overdosing on meth is possible, and it could happen the first time you take the drug. New users haven’t built up a tolerance to meth, so it’s easy to take too high a dose. This could quickly raise the heart rate, body temperature, and blood pressure, which may result in a heart attack, stroke,…

What is Alcohol Abuse
What Is Alcohol Abuse?

Alcohol abuse is a pattern of frequently drinking alcohol to excess. It may include drinking in an unsafe manner, finding it difficult to limit the amount of alcohol consumed, or binge drinking. This pattern of drinking often causes problems in multiple areas of the drinker’s life. For pregnant women or those under the age of…

DBS to Treat Addiction
Scientific Progress in Fighting Addiction

The statistics are frightening. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 70,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdoses in 2017, a number which doubled in 10 years. That translates into about 200 people dying every day from drug use, and the number continues to rise. More than half the overdose…

Summer and Maintaining Sobriety
Summer and Sobriety

Over the summer, maintaining sobriety can be extra challenging. Just as holidays, special events, and even time with family members can be filled with triggers for recovering alcoholics, so can summer events. Summer activities tend to be more casual and laid back and, all too often, centered around alcohol. When people talk about camping, going…

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Dealing with Denial in a Loved One

Denial is a very common behavior among addicts and a very serious one, as it can prevent a person from receiving the addiction treatment they need. In knowing how to deal with denial, you can help a loved one overcome a primary barrier to lifelong recovery and get them into an outpatient treatment program. Definition…

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Pregnancy and Addiction: The Importance of Achieving Sobriety

Women who are suffering from addiction and become pregnant need and deserve caring, compassionate support to help protect their health and the health of their baby. Outpatient drug rehab offers the opportunity to recover while remaining available for prenatal care, birthing classes, and home preparations for the baby on the way. Seeking addiction treatment as…

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How to Make Sobriety Your Way of Life

Whether you or someone you know has made the decision to stay sober, you know that part of addiction recovery is facing the difficulty of maintaining sobriety as well as relapse. The good news is that the likelihood of both can be greatly reduced by making small changes that support your substance abuse treatment and…

The Cost of Drug Addiction Infographic
The Cost of Drug Addiction

From the human body to wider society, drugs leave their mark on every aspect of life. What might seem to some as a harmless pastime is a largely illegal industry worth hundreds of billions of dollars—an industry that stretches across the world, shaping and damaging the lives of everyone that comes in contact with it.…