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 1058 articles so far, you can find them below.

The Holistic Approach to Recovery – Holistic Treatment Center

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Many addiction rehab centers offer holistic treatment as supplemental therapy. Holistic treatment focuses on the whole person. Its purpose is to balance the body, mind, spirit, and emotions to achieve the healthiest state. When choosing a drug and alcohol rehab, look for one that promotes holistic treatment. Why settle for giving 100 percent toward recovery

Top 5 Characteristics of the Best Alcohol Rehab

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How do you know what to look for when deciding where to go for alcohol rehab? There are 5 characteristics that we can use as parameters for choosing the best alcohol rehab facility. Usually, by the time we realize that we need treatment, we have lost money, relationships, jobs and have physical problems. We suffer

Trauma Therapy: Decreasing Distress and Stabilizing in Recovery

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Our Therapist Team Lead, Sarah Kovach, specializes in helping patients who not only struggle with substance abuse but also those who have experienced trauma in their lives. By allowing the patient to help guide her, she is able to help them cope with their traumatic memories and ultimately get to the root of their addiction.

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Recovery from Drug Addiction

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Perhaps you went through a medically monitored drug detox followed by a medically monitored substance abuse treatment program. Maybe you have managed to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and have quit using alcohol and drugs on your own. No matter how you do it, putting down alcohol and drugs is the easiest part of

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

Signs of Teen Binge Drinking

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Binge drinking is far more than just enjoying a glass or two of wine in the evenings or knocking back a couple of cocktails on occasion. Binge drinking is defined as excessive alcohol use, and it is when individuals consume four or more alcoholic beverages in under two hours. Unfortunately, binging on alcohol is increasingly

Prescription Drug Detox & Addiction Treatment

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Prescription drug addiction is rising dramatically across all segments of the population. The most commonly abused prescription drugs fall into three categories: Opiates (such as OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet), Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax and Valium), and Stimulants (such as Adderall and Ritalin). In 2005, a government report estimated that twenty percent of all Americans had

Alcohol Addiction and Withdrawal

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About 18 million Americans abuse alcohol and approximately 70 million more have dealt with alcohol addiction in their families. Choosing the right alcohol rehab to start your new life free from alcohol can be difficult. Our facility adheres to all of the highest standards in the industry, as well as both national and state accreditations.

Life After Drug Rehab

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Entering drug rehab can feel like a whirlwind in which you have no control. Whether external or internal circumstances lead you to treatment, the feeling of powerlessness and fear is present in most individuals who begin addiction treatment programs. Individuals start their anticipation of life after drug rehab once alcohol or drug detox is complete,

Are You Avoiding Worry Through Substance Abuse?

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Your brain is doing an infinite number of jumping jacks. You feel like you have extra energy with no outlet. Excessive worry is present, but you are not sure why. And then it gets worse: You can’t focus at work, school or home. You just want to escape and hide. These are all characteristics of