A drug or alcohol overdose happens when a person consumes a lethal or toxic amount of an addictive substance, poisoning the body. An overdose may be accidental or may be a deliberate suicide attempt. Each class of drugs has a unique effect on the brain and body, causing death by overdose for different reasons.
In 1980, the third edition of the Manual, DSM-3, identified alcoholism as a subset of a mental health disorder. The current edition, DSM-5, classifies alcoholism, now referred to as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) or Substance Use Disorder (SUD), as a mental disorder presenting both physical and mental symptoms.
Certain factors may increase the likelihood of developing an addiction, including past trauma, especially if it occurred in childhood, genetics, family history, depression or another mental health problem, social and cultural factors, and other influences. Once addiction takes hold, cravings make it difficult to break the cycle.
Binge drinking can be deadly in itself and may lead to an Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). Take steps to cut down or abstain from alcohol before it seriously impacts your life. Here are some tips to stop binge drinking.
Many opioids are extremely potent medications prescribed to treat serious chronic or post-surgical pain. When used as prescribed, opioids are relatively safe and effective, but when misused or used illegally, they can be deadly.
Alcohol shakes, also called tremors, often occur when a person who has regularly consumed heavy amounts of alcohol suddenly stops drinking. Tremors are uncontrollable shaking, usually in the hands, and are often a side effect of alcohol withdrawal.
While loved ones are often devastated that they don’t recognize the person an addict has become, they may not understand that many times the addict doesn’t even recognize themselves. Addiction is a complex disease, with physical, emotional, and psychological components, all of which may impact the reasons an addict lies.
Kratom is an herb derived from a tropical evergreen tree (Mitragyna speciosa) that grows mainly in Thailand and Southeast Asia. The leaves have been used for centuries to increase energy, reduce pain, elevate mood, and relieve intestinal distress. While early users of kratom chewed the leaves to achieve desired effects, the herb is now available in pill, capsule, powder, or tea form.
Attendance at AA meetings is meant to be private, providing a safe environment for those who want to share their personal stories. Each individual determines for themselves whether to disclose their AA affiliation and to whom. Although AA was founded specifically to help those with an alcohol problem, there are situations in which someone with a drug addiction may attend either an open or closed AA meeting.
Any drug, even when prescribed, can be bad for your health, and Adderall is no exception. Although Adderall can be legally prescribed for certain conditions, if misused or used without a prescription, it can be dangerous. Even when used as directed, this popular...
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12-step programs are the path to maintaining long-term, meaningful sobriety.
Clients and families are kept informed of all treatment components from initial contact to discharge.
Our therapeutic approach is grounded in the most reliable clinical practices for substance abuse recovery.
Multiple Treatment Modalities
Our program integrates numerous treatment modalities from yoga and meditation to individual and group services.
Highly-Trained Clinical Staff
Our staff is carefully selected not only for their skills and experience but for their passion in helping others, as well.
Our case management and aftercare services will make all necessary referrals for sober housing and treatment when completing our program.
Our integrated treatment model addresses the spiritual, physical and mental components of addiction.
We ensure every client has a long-term plan for ongoing recovery and a sober network in place before they discharge.
Mind, Body, Spirit Focus
The spiritual, physical and mental components of our treatment promote a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Personalized Plan of Care
Each treatment plan is individualized to meet the unique needs of each client.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
BlueCrest has an on-staff psychiatrist, psychiatric APN and licensed clinical team to assist those with a dual diagnosis.
Our focus at BlueCrest is on solutions to addiction and mental health challenges, not living in the problem.