Drug Addiction

How Drug Addiction Affects Relationships

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team 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

What Is the First Step of Drug Addiction Treatment?

By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Meet The Editorial Team 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

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

The Dangers of the Current Benzo Shortage

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 23, 2020 Updated: December 7, 2020 Is there a benzo shortage? Why and what does that mean for you? If you rely on or use benzos, it may mean you are finding it harder to get these drugs. You may not need to take

Mixing Xanax And Alcohol: This Is What You Need To Know

Mixing Xanax and Alcohol: Know The Dangers Many individuals have easy access to two common substances in today’s society – Xanax and alcohol. While the substances alone seem harmless, misuse of either can have harmful effects, and mixing the two can lead to even more serious complications.  One of the most widely prescribed drugs in

Most Abused Prescription Drugs

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 24, 2020 Updated: July 30, 2020 Drug addiction can form from abuse of prescription drugs. Just because a doctor writes a prescription does not mean they are safe to use. It is critical to follow your doctor’s orders and, whenever possible, to ensure you

What Are Opioids?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 3, 2020 Updated: July 30, 2020 What are opioids, and why are so many people using them? There has been a lot of talk about this particular drug, including how it has been used over illicitly. Opioids are one of the most commonly abused

The Danger of Mixing Wine and Benzos

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 19, 2020 Updated: June 11, 2020 When it comes to substance abuse, we often talk about people abusing one substance at a time. Most discussions focus on one or the other, whether it be consuming too much alcohol or misusing a prescription. However, there

Prescription Drug Detox & Addiction Treatment

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 2, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 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

Alcohol Addiction and Withdrawal

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 1, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 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