Alcohol is a chemical that can cause damage once it has entered the body and begins to move through the system. The body can work to remove it, especially initially and in smaller doses. Yet, over time, alcohol addiction forms, leading to a number of health complications and behaviors. If you are using alcohol regularly
New Year’s Eve is a great time to reflect on the previous year, imagine the coming year’s potential, and have a great time with friends and family. However, if you are in recovery or drinking isn’t your thing, it can be hard to find suitable activities for a sober New Year’s. There are lots of
In less than a month, families will be gathering all over the United States to celebrate Christmas and then New Year’s Day. If you or someone in your family struggles with alcohol use disorder, as millions of American adults do, the holiday season can be especially challenging. Many families include alcohol in their festivities, with
If your reliance on drugs or alcohol is resulting in the need to consider receiving professional treatment, the severity of your addiction may take an extended period to complete because recovery is a process. Addiction rehab has several defined stages, starting with a thorough assessment. Each stage is vital to your journey through addiction recovery.
If you are wondering if you may need help with addiction, it is important to understand the different options you have for getting assistance for your addictive behaviors. Many Americans struggle with problematic drug use. The prevalence of a drug use disorder in the United States is also very high. These individuals need help not
How important is self-care when it comes to addiction recovery? When you work through therapy and you start on the path of addiction recovery, you may feel pretty good physically. Your mind is clear. Your hopes and goals are high. Yet, if you do not invest in taking care of yourself, you could find yourself
It’s essential to take relapse prevention seriously. That includes while you are receiving therapy in a residential program like the one at Lakeview Health, but even more importantly, once you have left our care. While there are many types of prevention methods, some of the best and most rewarding involve a holistic approach. At Lakeview
For as long as there have been humans, there has been loneliness. It’s inevitable. Though we are social creatures, we can’t be together always. When confronted with extended periods of isolation, your challenge is to find ways of coping with loneliness. It is not healthy to be isolated from others during the holidays. At Lakeview
Becoming a parent is one of the most incredible experiences that you can have. Your children look to you as a role model, as well as a teacher to show them the ways of the world and the right paths to choose. Any parent can understand how exhilarating and sometimes daunting that responsibility can be.
The holidays are the perfect time to reconnect with family members you might not see during the rest of the year, especially your parents. Your parents are the ones who brought you into this world and care for you no matter what you are going through in life. However, for those struggling with alcohol or