Addiction Blog

Sharing My Secret to Success!

I grew up in a small country town, where everyone knew everyone, including all their business.  We moved there when I was 6 years old in the first grade and lived there until I graduated high school when I was 18.  Most people that knew me would probably say that I was a well-adjusted child.

How to Develop a Relapse Prevention Plan

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If you’re in recovery, here’s a plan that’ll keep you there. Most people in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction will relapse at some point in their lives. That’s just the nature of the beast.  Even people who have been sober for years often struggled at first to get it right. Many relapsed three or

How Does My Addiction Affect My Family?

Addiction is a disease that can cause permanent damage to a person’s mental, emotional and physical health. This is a hard toll to pay for a person with an addiction, but there is more to it than that. Substance abuse hurts the friends, family, and loved ones of the person with the addiction. Substance abuse is

How Covid-19 Improved Addiction Treatment

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If you or a loved one needs rehab but you’re worried about getting Covid-19 or some other virus or infection, do not to worry. The risk is extremely low. Here’s where things stand. By Lantie Jorandby, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Lakeview Health It’s so true that Covid acted as a stress test for the addiction

Understanding the Warning Signs of (SUD) Substance Use Disorder

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Here’s how to know if a loved one or co-worker is abusing drugs or alcohol—and what to do about it. Substance use disorder (SUD) can be sneaky. Despite the devastating effect it can have on a person’s health and livelihood, many people don’t even know they have it. Others go for years in denial without

Healthcare Professionals and Drug Abuse

healthcare professionals and their drug abuse risk

People with addiction are often portrayed as hopeless or hedonistic rock stars. Rarely are media articles about substance use disorders accompanied by images of well-dressed, intoxicated lawyers, or pictures of healthcare professionals misusing drugs from the pharmacy. In reality, however, many highly respectable occupations feature elevated rates of addiction.  Substance Use Disorder in Healthcare Professionals Healthcare professionals

A New Look at Contingency Management Therapy

individuals discussing Contingency Management Therapy

For people with substance use disorder (SUD), this therapy may be more relevant than ever. Contingency management (CM) sounds like a class you might take as an undergraduate business major. But in fact it’s a type of therapy that produces exciting and significant results for those in addiction. With this post I will explain what

Signs of a High Functioning Drug Addict in Your Life

signs of a high functioning drug addict, woman in bed looking ill

Drug addiction affects people in many different ways. Some will struggle with essential life functions, while others will appear just fine. However, if you suspect that someone you love might be struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to know the signs—even when they are subtle. This can help you or a

Keep Your Clinic Safe from Covid-19

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In fact, our health and safety checklist will help protect against other viruses too. By Lantie Jorandby, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Lakeview Health Now that we’re a year-plus into the pandemic, your addiction treatment center or health clinic likely has a Covid-19 safety plan in place. And hopefully that plan is keeping your patients and

How Drug Addiction Affects Relationships

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With the rise of opioid-related deaths 1, more and more families and loved ones are becoming affected and substance use disorder treatment, family intervention, and relational repair are needed. Many times, people concentrate on the psychological and physical effects of drug addiction, overlooking the social aspect and how drug addiction affects relationships. How Does Addiction