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Steve Trevino is married to Julie, his high school sweetheart and they have two daughters. He is the founder and executive director of CrossCentral Church and Recovery Center. With experience in both non-profit and for-profit treatment, he has helped thousands find freedom from addiction through residential programs, recovery workshops and consulting around the world.

Why Do I Keep Using Meth? Ways to Stay Clean

By |2021-05-11T23:53:46+00:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Meth, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

You’ve gone through recovery, and things are starting to fall back into place. But for one reason or the other, you slip and end up using meth. So, you start over again, only to find yourself in what feels like square one – using meth, yet again.

So, now, you can’t help but wonder why this […]

What Illicit Drug Use Involves Needles?

By |2021-05-11T23:27:49+00:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Injecting drugs with needles is a common way people abuse prescription and illicit drugs. According to UNAIDs, about 12.7 million people worldwide inject drugs. Injection delivers the drug straight into the bloodstream, producing an immediate “high.” However, it is particularly risky and should be avoided.

Those who find themselves unable to resist the urge to inject […]

How Chronic Pain Can Lead to Drug Abuse

By |2021-05-15T20:11:20+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse, Opioids|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pain is a normal part of life. It is our body’s reaction to illness or injury – a warning that something is wrong. Usually, pain lessens as soon as the body recovers. The hurting stops and things go back to normal. But this doesn’t happen all the time. Not when it’s chronic pain.

Chronic pain is […]

How Can Relapse Be a Part of Drug Recovery?

By |2021-05-15T20:22:15+00:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

There’s a lot to feel good about when your loved one goes through an arduous recovery journey and then comes out clean and sober. Sadly, even after rehab though, your loved one may relapse at some point. Relapse doesn’t happen to everyone in recovery, but it does happen to many people. That’s why newer schools […]

How Alcoholism Can Make Your Blood Pressure Worse

By |2021-05-15T20:34:16+00:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Alcohol, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Scientists are still learning how alcoholism affects heart health and blood pressure. According to a few John Hopkins University studies, moderate alcohol drinking may lead to a lower risk of dying from heart disease. Also, modest amounts of alcohol might help to slightly raise the levels of HDL or “good” cholesterol as per some studies. […]

Does Counseling Work for Drug Addiction?

By |2021-05-15T20:36:17+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Recovery, Rehabilitation, Therapy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 

Millions of Americans struggle every day with an alcohol or drug addiction. Unfortunately, many of them never end up getting the help they so desperately need in order to get clean and sober. Battling a substance use disorder, or  addiction is extremely difficult, and many individuals require outside help in order to stop using drugs […]

How Much Does Alcohol Rehab Cost?

By |2021-05-15T20:38:00+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: Alcohol, Rehabilitation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

 

It is never a good feeling when you, or a loved one, are considering whether or not professional treatment is necessary for an alcohol use disorder or an alcohol addiction.

 

However, the simple fact that there is even a question is a strong indicator that there is possibly a problem and that professional help may be […]

5 Ways to Conquer Drug Cravings

By |2021-05-16T20:49:23+00:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

 

When you have a substance use disorder or an addiction, one of the hardest things to do in life is quit using drugs and alcohol. One of the main reasons for this is that you will begin craving the drugs or alcohol, almost immediately after you decide to quit. So, what are some good ways […]

What Is A Dual Diagnosis?

By |2021-05-16T20:47:25+00:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Depression, Drug Abuse, Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Unfortunately, addiction or substance use disorders are very common in our country. Nearly 21 million Americans struggle with this disease every day. Sadly, out of those 21 million people, only around 10% of them will ever receive treatment for their addiction or substance use disorder. For those who are able to receive treatment, they […]

What are Quaaludes and Why Were They Popular?

By |2021-02-10T21:41:28+00:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Drug Abuse|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Quaaludes–perhaps you’ve heard of them or maybe you have even tried them yourself? Quaaludes are often talked about with a sense of nostalgia, usually being referenced in movies by someone’s grandma who has a secret stash of them left over from the 70’s when the drug was at its height in popularity. More recently however, […]

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