Addiction Articles

How Drug Addiction Affects Relationships

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Author Ryan Teague Ryan Teague Ryan Teague started in 2018 as an Alumni Coordinator for the men’s program, the Star at Lakeview Health. Ryan firmly believes Lakeview Health’s… read more Published: March 23, 2021 Updated: April 30, 2021 With the rise of opioid-related deaths 1, more and more families and

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

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

I Can Drink O’Doul’s If I Am In Recovery, Right?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Author Alexis Leehan Alexis Leehan Lexie Leehan, CRC is the Alumni and Aftercare Supervisor for Lakeview Health. As an alumna of the program, she truly understands what our patients… read more Published: February 17, 2021 Updated: April 28, 2021 “It’s just an O’Doul’s, it’s OK. Relax, it’s no big deal.

How Can I Help an Alcoholic Friend?

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Author Ryan Teague Ryan Teague Ryan Teague started in 2018 as an Alumni Coordinator for the men’s program, the Star at Lakeview Health. Ryan firmly believes Lakeview Health’s… read more Published: February 15, 2021 Updated: April 28, 2021 You’ve been worried. You know that your friend is struggling. Maybe he’s

Addict Behavior – Common Thinking Patterns in Substance Abuse Addiction

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Author Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson 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 Published: February 12, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 Most Common Addict Behavior Addict behavior is a specific thinking style

5 WAYS TO MAINTAIN RECOVERY FROM DRUG OR ALCOHOL ADDICTION

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: February 12, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 The experience of drug or alcohol addiction

How Alternative Addiction Treatment Leads to Long-Term Sobriety

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: January 21, 2021 Updated: April 28, 2021 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

Does Your Young Adult Abuse Prescription Drugs?

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise among young adults and teenagers. One of the major reasons that it has become such a problem is that prescription drugs are often easier to obtain then illegal drugs such as heroin or cocaine. Addiction treatment can help a young adult and their family recover from a prescription drug addiction.