Addiction Articles

Recovery from Trauma and Addiction

By Rebecca Villar Rebecca Villar Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 28, 2020 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

The Dangers of the Current Benzo Shortage

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 23, 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 them, though. For some

5 Reasons People Continue to Abuse Alcohol

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 29, 2020 Drinking alcohol within the recommended limit is acceptable. When you overdrink, there is a chance that you will develop an alcohol dependence disorder. An alcohol-dependent person may be willing to quit their habit, but the dependence complicates this. It will make them

How Can I Help My Alcoholic Husband?

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Living with an alcoholic partner can be very difficult. Anyone who is struggling with an addiction is undoubtedly struggling with a lot of internal issues, and this can be hard on a relationship. This, coupled with the fact that alcohol is a drug notorious for causing emotional outbursts, irrationality, and memory loss can be very

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

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 20, 2020 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

Is Drinking Rubbing Alcohol Dangerous?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 13, 2020 Rubbing, or isopropanol, alcohol is an example of why not all alcohol is the same. Ingestion of isopropanol is the second most common kind of alcohol poisoning and the most toxic. Most cases of poisoning are accidental, but some drink it as a substitute

Can Alcohol Addiction Be Cured?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 7, 2020 The term “recovery” can seem simplistic when you consider all that it can mean to a person. What does recovery mean when you are considering mental health and substance use disorder treatment? Many people assume that recovery means “curing” addiction, especially when

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 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 are able to stop

Society and Alcohol Consumption

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 11, 2020 When it comes to attending a gathering, going out for a nice dinner, or having a semi-formal dinner with work colleagues, alcohol seems to always be a part of the mix. Society and alcohol consumption go hand-in-hand. For a person with addiction,