After Substance Abuse Treatment: What Happens Next After Rehab

When you’ve completed your substance abuse treatment program, it’s time to build a healthy life in recovery… In recovery circles, there is a lot of focus on substance abuse treatment. Admitting you have a drug or alcohol problem and being willing to seek treatment is a massive step on the journey toward better health physically, …

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Relapse and Recovery: Why Working With a Team of Professionals is Critical After a Setback

Recovery does not end when patients leave a rehabilitation facility. Drug addiction treatment centers like Mountainview Recovery are essential components of an addicts recovery process, but the habits you develop during your time at a facility must be practiced in each patient’s time away from a trained faculty member’s watchful eye. Unfortunately, sobriety is not …

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CBD vs. Marijuana and THC: What You Need to Know

If you’ve ever read about marijuana or THC, you’ve likely read about CBD. The two are very similar, and yet they’re entirely different. CBD or THC? Marijuana, or herbal cannabis, is the dried flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant that contains mind-altering compounds such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). When consumed, the effects of THC produce …

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What is Kratom?

While many opioid drugs and non-opioid drugs alike are justifiably illegal if taken unprescribed by a medical professional, there are other legal substances, such as Kratom, that produce similar effects when consumed. These effects can sometimes prove beneficial when tapering people off of harsher drugs (i.e. heroin use), but they can also be harmful if …

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Opiates, Opiate Addiction, and Next Steps for Recovery

What Are Opiates? Did you know that there is a subtle difference between opiates and opioids? Opiates are drugs “naturally derived from the flowering opium poppy plant.” Examples of opiates include morphine and codeine. Opiates are also known as opium alkaloids. The term “opioid,” on the other hand, is a broad descriptor for drugs that …

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The Effects of the Relationship Between Trauma and Addiction

Trauma is something that can impact people for many years. Likewise, addiction can do the same. For some people, the effects of trauma and addiction are all too real. Some individuals are currently living with both issues. When a person seeks help for addiction, the underlying impact of trauma can make recovery very difficult. This …

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