By Michael Rass Michael Rass Published: November 17, 2020 Updated: December 7, 2020 People with addiction are often portrayed as hopeless social derelicts or hedonistic rock stars. Rarely are media articles about substance use disorders accompanied by images of well-dressed, intoxicated lawyers, or pictures of healthcare professionals misusing drugs from the pharmacy. In reality, however,
By Michael Rass Michael Rass Published: November 10, 2020 Updated: December 7, 2020 The strong connection between substance use and mental illness has long been recognized. Addiction specialists and mental health experts have known for decades that individuals struggling with mental wellness are significantly more likely to turn to drugs and alcohol as a way
By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: November 6, 2020 Updated: December 7, 2020 Opioids vs. opiates is a common question. Often, the terms are used interchangeably. There are differences you should know about, but what’s most important is to understand just how dangerous both types of drugs are. Our team at Lakeview Health wants you
With the rise of opioid-related deaths, more and more families and loved ones are becoming affected, and substance use disorder treatment, family intervention, and relational repair are needed. Many times, people concentrate on the psychological and physical effects of drug addiction, and many times they are not talking about the social aspect and how drug addiction
By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: October 26, 2020 Updated: November 24, 2020 Florida has long been known as “the Sunshine State,” and with good reason. With its bright, sandy beaches and pleasant year-round temperatures, it’s as much a magnet for college students on spring break as it is a retirement destination for older Americans.
By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: October 23, 2020 Updated: November 24, 2020 What is gender-specific treatment? If you’ve been searching for a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center near you, you may have run across wording like this that seems to be more technical jargon than it is reader-friendly. But in layman’s terms, gender-specific
By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: October 14, 2020 Updated: November 24, 2020 “I need to find addiction treatment for my daughter. What should I do?” If you are the parent of a daughter who has gone through a traumatizing situation, you should know that she may have turned to drugs or alcohol to cope.
Abusing Xanax has several serious consequences, but quitting may bring its own side effects. Your mind and body might have a hard time handling these. Thankfully, you don’t have to go through this experience alone. It takes incredible bravery to stand up to your addiction and fight for your life back. We’re here to help. At
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: October 6, 2020 Updated: November 24, 2020 When people talk about addiction, it’s actually a double-edged sword. However, most don’t realize that it involves physiological and psychological dependence. That said, many associate only the physical symptoms with dependency. Many individuals might wonder, what is psychological dependence? And
By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: October 5, 2020 Updated: November 24, 2020 Isolation is typically detrimental to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In fact, it is often considered a sign or symptom of substance use disorder rather than a way of treating it. However, in these days of COVID-19 and quarantine measures, group