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 The experience of drug or alcohol addiction treatment can be transformative. It is rare that

Addict Behavior – Common Thinking Patterns in Substance Abuse Addiction

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Author Andrew Johnson, B.S., M.A., CAP, ICADC Andrew Johnson, B.S., M.A., CAP, ICADC Andrew Johnson is a therapist at Lakeview Health. He earned his bachelor’s in political science from Middle Tennessee State University and a… read more Most Common Addict Behavior Addict behavior is a specific thinking style

How Alternative Addiction Treatment Leads to Long-Term Sobriety

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health About the Author Joe Gilmore is a professional writer for The Hope House, an organization dedicated to providing clients with the highest quality of addiction treatment possible while staying in their luxurious Arizona rehabs. Joe has worked in the addiction space for the last three years. He works closely with

Recovery from Trauma and Addiction

By Rebecca Villar Rebecca Villar More than 1.5 million Americans struggle with a substance use disorder. Many of these same people also have a mental health condition. 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.

Top 8 Relapse Warning Signs: Avoid a Relapse, Read the Signs

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff You made it through drug and alcohol rehab, which was hard enough, but now you have to stay sober. During this new chapter, it’s important to be on the lookout for signs of relapse. First, what exactly is a relapse? Many people think that relapse occurs when a

The Holistic Approach to Recovery – Holistic Treatment Center

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff 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

Top 5 Characteristics of the Best Alcohol Rehab

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff 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,

Trauma Therapy: Decreasing Distress and Stabilizing in Recovery

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff 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

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Recovery from Drug Addiction

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff 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

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