About Lakeview Health Staff

The staff at Lakeview Health is a team of Difference Makers dedicated to ensuring their readers understand the full scope of addiction and recovery. Covering a wide array of topics – ranging from general information on different types of substances to how to get help for someone – we strive to provide a voice of reason in the sometimes chaotic world of addiction and recovery.

Lakeview Health Staff has written 1046 articles so far, you can find them below.

How Does My Addiction Affect My Family?

By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Author Isabella Motta Isabella Motta Isabella Motta, CRC, started with Lakeview in 2019. Her passion for helping others stems from her own recovery… read more Published: April 27, 2021 Updated: April 30, 2021 Addiction is a disease that can cause permanent damage to a person’s mental, emotional and

Signs of a High Functioning Drug Addict in Your Life

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Author Tony Sartini Tony Sartini read more Published: April 6, 2021 Updated: May 4, 2021 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

What Is the First Step of Drug Addiction Treatment?

By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Author Jessica Klesh Jessica Klesh Jessica works to ensure all patients are set up for success in and out of treatment. As a part of the aftercare team, Jessica arranges continued… read more Published: March 22, 2021 Updated: April 30, 2021 In 2009, only 2.6 million of the

Will I Lose My Job If I Go To Rehab?

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Will I Lose My Job If I Go To Rehab? According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 70% of all persons using illicit drugs are employed either part-time or full-time. If you are currently suffering from an addiction and are employed, you may be

What is Glass and How Addictive Is It?

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Author Philip Warrick Philip Warrick Philip Warrick, LMHC started his career in the field while working as a Substance Abuse Counselor at an inpatient facility in Tampa, Florida… read more Published: February 28, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 What is Glass? Glass, ice, and shards are all street

The Difference Between Craving Drugs and Wanting Drugs

Drug addiction is far more difficult to deal with than many people realize. Individuals who struggle with addiction risk losing control of their careers, relationships, and lives. When people fall deeper and deeper under the spell of substance abuse, friends and family members naturally grow concerned. It’s important to remember that not everyone who uses

What is a Speedball?

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A speedball takes two dangerous drugs and mixes them into a type of cocktail drug. Those who do speedballs may need treatment like at a heroin addiction treatment center in Jacksonville, FL, such as Lakeview Health. Before asking are speedballs dangerous, it’s important to understand what they are and why they are popular. What is

Stress Management in Addiction Recovery

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The American Psychological Association conducted a study in 2007 that found 77% of Americans experience physical stress and 73% experience psychological symptoms of stress. Most people do not manage their stress effectively. For example, some individuals use substances to self-medicate unwanted symptoms produced by stress. Most are unaware of the psychological and physical warning signs

What Are The Success Rates for Drug Rehab?

By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Author Hailey Rigdon Hailey Rigdon Hailey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Social Welfare from the University of North Florida. Hailey started her career… read more Published: February 23, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 Whether you or a loved one is struggling with

Should I Still Seek Rehab During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

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Everyday concerns and anxieties around the COVID-19 pandemic continue to rise in the U.S. With more and more restrictions around socializing, “shelter-in-place” orders being placed, and travel protocols being implemented, it may leave you wondering if you should even seek help for your addiction in the current climate. Lakeview Health Chief Medical Officer, Lantie Jorandby