Addiction Recovery

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

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

5 Ways to Stay Sober and Safe This New Year’s

By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: January 1, 2021 Updated: March 15, 2021 For many, the holidays are a time for family fun and being around the ones we love. However, for individuals in recovery, this time of year — and New Year’s Eve in particular — can be difficult. Not only are

4 Major Impacts of Alcohol Addiction on the Body

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: December 29, 2020 Updated: January 11, 2021 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

4 Sober New Year’s Eve Ideas

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: December 24, 2020 Updated: January 11, 2021 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

3 Ways to Enjoy a Sober Holiday Season

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: December 23, 2020 Updated: January 11, 2021 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

New Year, New You In Addiction Recovery

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: December 22, 2020 Updated: January 11, 2021 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

Empower Yourself with Addiction Treatment Now

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: December 21, 2020 Updated: December 22, 2020 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

How Self-Care Can Relate to Addiction Recovery

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: December 20, 2020 Updated: January 11, 2021 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

4 Holistic Approaches to Relapse Prevention

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: December 19, 2020 Updated: January 11, 2021 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,