Can Nutrition Make a Difference in Addiction Treatment?

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A healthy diet can’t take the place of traditional addiction treatment. Detox, counseling, and aftercare are a must if you want to beat your addictions for good. However, your diet can have a big impact on your recovery, helping you get over addiction faster and easier than would have otherwise been possible. Eating healthy foods

Major Risks of Using Illicit Substances

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Whether you are thinking about trying an illicit substance or already a regular user, you have likely heard that drugs cause many difficulties for the user and those associated with them. Just how much of a risk is there when someone uses an illicit drug? Here are some points to read over so you understand

Recovery from Trauma and Addiction

More than 1.5 million Americans struggle with a substance use disorder. Many of these same people also have mental health issues. As we better understand the dynamic relationships among mental health, life experiences, genetics/epigenetics, and addiction, we have become better equipped to help people overcome the challenges they face. Working through trauma with the help

Teachers and Substance Abuse in Today’s Environment

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Substance abuse can be found among teachers just as in every other segment of society. At Lakeview Health’s Florida location, we have helped many teachers and other professionals overcome substance use disorders. Learn more about teachers and substance abuse and how we can help. How Does Substance Abuse Start for Teachers? For teachers looking for

Toxic Relationships

A toxic relationship is one in which someone is held back and unable to grow. Some relationships can be saved by setting healthy boundaries in your relationships, but some relationships can’t–and shouldn’t–be saved. When people become chemically dependent, their relationships are affected. Since addiction affects the human brain’s survival centers, people often overlook toxic features of

5 Benefits of Addiction Counseling

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If you suffer from alcohol or drug use disorders, you may be seeking an addiction counseling treatment program. Lakeview Health offers men’s and women’s gender-responsive treatment based on proven scientific data. Learn more about the benefits of addiction counseling and our treatment center in Jacksonville, Florida, where we offer a variety of addiction therapy programs. 

Why the Whole Family Needs Recovery from Addiction

One of the most insidious aspects of addiction is that it is isolating; in addition to ruining people’s finances, causing adverse health outcomes, and risking lives, it drives a wedge between the individual struggling with addiction issues and the people who care about them. In this sense, addiction is a family disease. At Lakeview Health,

The Dangers of the Current Benzo Shortage

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Is there a benzo shortage? Why and what does that mean for you? If you rely on or use benzos, it may mean you are finding it harder to get these drugs. You may not need to take them, though. For some people who develop an addiction to them, treatment can help you to avoid

What Are You Thankful For?

Thanksgiving brings families together, but it can also be a stressful time. While this time is usually filled with family, food, and fun, for some this holiday marks the start of a period of depression. Whether you are still using or in active recovery, you lost loved ones and have unwanted memories of using and

Managing the Stress of Online Learning for Parents in Recovery

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Whether your kids are in elementary school, going into their senior year of high school, or starting college, the current school year is likely a struggle. Millions of children are now homeschooling at least halftime, and many parents can’t afford to hire private tutors. That means parents are shouldering the responsibility of educating their children