image of person made out of pills taking a pill. Many people abuse more than one substance and have what is commonly referred to as polysubstance or polydrug abuse

Abusing more than one substance is referred to as polysubstance abuse.

Many people abuse more than one substance and have what is commonly referred to as polysubstance or polydrug abuse. Sometimes people abuse different substances to intentionally create different reactions. Certain substances make them feel better or give them a “high”, while other substances cause sedation and help them relax or sleep.

image of person drinking alcoholically for a blog article entitled "What I Learned about Cravings at Gulf Breeze Recovery by a Gulf Breeze Recovery graduate" for Gulf Breeze Recovery non-12 step holistic drug and alcohol treatment facility

What I Learned about Cravings and Addiction at Gulf Breeze Recovery

I attended Gulf Breeze Recovery in 2016 after over a decade of failed attempts to get clean at 12-step drug treatment centers. I was an IV drug user, and I thought that if anyone truly understood how powerful my cravings were, then surely they would see why it was impossible for me to stay sober. That’s why one of the most valuable insights I gained during my time in Gulf Breeze was my relationship to cravings.