Aftercare & Relapse Prevention

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

3 Common Addiction Triggers at the Holidays

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: December 13, 2020 Updated: January 11, 2021 For some, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. For people who struggle with addiction, though, this season is often filled with stress that can lead to relapse. Learning about these three common addiction triggers of the holiday

Aftercare Planning: Should I stay or Should I Go?

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: November 14, 2020 Updated: December 7, 2020 Choosing a facility with a solid aftercare program can help people maintain their recovery even after they finish treatment. With their all-encompassing approach and extensive discharge planning, these facilities make it a point to offer comprehensive, individualized treatment plans that

Creating a Relapse Prevention Plan

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: October 22, 2020 Updated: November 24, 2020 Relapse prevention plays a huge role in recovery, and it is part of the reason an aggressive and comprehensive aftercare program is essential. As a client in a drug and alcohol addiction treatment program, you’ll learn recovery behaviors designed to help you

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

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: October 20, 2020 Updated: November 24, 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?

How Can Alumni Help in Recovery?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: August 31, 2020 Updated: July 30, 2020 When choosing drug and alcohol rehab, it is important to select a location that offers you many ways to heal. You don’t know what is going to play the biggest role in your recovery. For some people, it is innovative programs, like

5 Ways Online Recovery Support Prevents Relapse

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: July 27, 2020 Updated: July 2, 2020 In today’s society, millions of individuals now have smartphones. This kind of technology gives people access to information in an instant, as well as provides new ways to connect with others. With that kind of access, online recovery support has opened new

The Importance of Alumni for Relapse Prevention

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: July 15, 2020 Updated: July 9, 2020 Addiction is a long term battle. It doesn’t end when you finish a rehab program. Alumni for relapse prevention allows those who are farther into recovery to help those still new to the journey. A long term approach to recovery is much

3 Uncommon Relapse Triggers

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: July 13, 2020 Updated: July 1, 2020 When it comes to relapse, some relapse triggers are well known. Old places and friends that you associate with substance abuse and situations where your drug of choice is available are common triggers. Traumatic experiences like the loss of a job or