Monthly Archives - November 2018

The Problems With Codeine Use

Codeine is a type of opiate painkiller often prescribed to individuals after undergoing surgery. Patients with extreme pain conditions are prescribed this potent painkiller as well and it is extremely effective at helping with pain relief. The issue with codeine is that is can become extremely addictive even if a person takes it exactly how it is prescribed. At the Crosby Clinic, we try to help patients at our rehabilitation facilities understand that codeine can get a person high and create both [...]

Admissions Process For A Drug Rehab

Treatment Options For Substance Abuse

Prior to seeking substance abuse treatment programs, it is crucial for an addict to have their condition diagnosed. The process of diagnosing a drug addiction doesn’t just focus on physical symptoms of a drug addiction. Instead, doctors will evaluate both the physical and mental behavior of an individual to determine if they have a substance use disorder. At the Crosby Clinic, we used advanced imaging, blood panels, and several other forms of testing to see if an individual is suffering from a substance [...]

New Test To Sniff Out Synthetic Drugs

Do Interventions Really Help?

If you are considering an intervention to help a loved one battling a substance use disorder, then you are on the right path. According to the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD), interventions truly do work. It is reassuring for us at the Crosby Clinic to see so many cared and concerned people gather around an addict in an attempt to help them better their lives. Thankfully, over 90% of individuals involved in an intervention with a trained [...]

Synthetic Drug Related Deaths On The Rise Across the United States

The fact that the United States is currently dealing with the largest opioid crisis in history is undeniable. Every day, we hear about individuals losing their lives to these horrific substances. At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize that these terrible substances have a major impact on all ages, races, and genders. Communities of all sizes are suffering from the dangerous impacts of heroin and other opioids. A horrifying new study shows just how much of an impact these harmful [...]

From Prescription Opiates To Heroin Addiction

Reasons To Fight A Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an extremely potent drug that is steadily taking over the United States. Not only can heroin cause serious problems to a person’s health while they are actively using, but the use of heroin itself often results in death. Using heroin may seem like a terrifying and unimaginable thing for a non-addict At the Crosby Clinic we understand that heroin itself takes control of an addict’s body, causing them to continue using. What Impact Does Heroin Have On The Brain? No matter [...]

Drug Abuse In Men

Why Addicts Often Do Not Get Help

Drug addicts not getting substance abuse help can be quite difficult for non-addicts to understand. Unfortunately, there are numerous factors that contribute to their resistance to seeking drug rehabilitation programs. At the Crosby Clinic, we see numerous addicts dealing with underlying mental health conditions that lead to them having extremely low self-esteem. These negative emotions escalate quickly into them believing they will fail if they even attempt a substance abuse treatment program. Both internal and external conditions often influence [...]

Is Substance Abuse Hereditary?

The Disease of Addiction

The argument around whether addiction is a disease is ongoing. Individuals arguing against addiction claim that it is not a disease, comparing life with an addiction to someone living with cancer. At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize that it is undeniable that both diseases are initiated in very different manners. None the less, both are still diseases.   Scientifically, What Is A Disease? In medical terms, a disease is defined as an incorrectly functioning organ or system in the body that functions [...]

The Importance Of Aftercare In Addiction Treatment

Living Sober

For addicts to combat addiction, it is crucial for them to develop a set of coping skills they can use to deal with triggers and to resist temptation. Developing healthier habits to replace the negative ones will cause the brain to release the dopamine they have become accustomed to. At the Crosby Clinic, we help addicts overcome addiction every day. Our exceptional residential rehabilitation treatment program truly helps addicts improve their chances of long-term recovery. At the Crosby Clinic, we [...]

Dangers Of Using Benzos To Strengthen Opiates

How Addiction Affects the Body

At the Crosby Clinic, we see the devastating impact of addiction on people’s health daily, and it never gets easier for us. Substance abuse can have a ravaging impact on a person’s mind, body, and soul, completely altering who they once were. Quite often, addicts deal with a variety of mental side effects from substance abuse. In order to truly understand how drug addiction can have such a damaging control over an addict, it is important to understand how addiction works. It is important to note that [...]

Is Substance Abuse Hereditary?

Biology and Addiction

Substance addictions are extremely powerful. At the Crosby Clinic, we understand substances are so strong that they have the ability to take over a person’s brain and control an addict’s thoughts and actions. Addictions can make addicts seek out drugs or alcohol no matter what the cost. Not only does a substance use disorder have an immense impact on an addict’s life, but it can be extremely destructive to families, ruin friendships, and result in the loss of jobs. It may be [...]