Be SMART With Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year fast approaching, you may be thinking of what resolutions 2019 will bring. Self-growth is very important and highly recommended, but over half of people with a New Year’s resolution will give up in less than six months’ time (Szalavitz, 2012). In the wellness field, we are all too familiar with this…

The Importance of Continued Family Support After Rehab

Once patients are discharged from residential rehab, they enter what The Recovery Book calls the “yellow zone.” The person in recovery “is restoring and rebuilding relationships” and is  “restoring his spiritual life.” Family support continues to be crucial in this period of early recovery. After family members participate in Lakeview’s three-day family therapy workshop, they…

Recipe for Recovery: 12 Step Mix

“Serenity!” If you have ever attended a committee meeting within the anonymous fellowships you’ve heard it shouted (ironically) from the back of the room. Certainly, if you’ve attended any 12-Step meeting, then you’ve heard the prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I…

The Medical Benefits of 12-Step Programs

More than eight decades after its beginning, the 12-Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous continues to dominate addiction treatment in the United States. But not everybody is happy about that. Scientific American summed it up in 2015: “Hospitals, outpatient clinics, and rehab centers use the 12 steps as the basis for treatment. But although few people…

Be SMART With Your New Year’s Resolutions

With the New Year fast approaching, you may be thinking of what resolutions 2017 will bring. Self-growth is very important and highly recommended, but over half of people with a New Year’s resolution will give up in less than six months’ time (Szalavitz, 2012). In the wellness field, we are all too familiar with this trend.…

Strength Training Your Back Muscles

Focus Muscle Group: Rhomboids This week’s edition of Muscle Mondays will bring to light the importance of the rhomboids. Originating on the last cervical vertebrae of your neck to the fifth vertebrae of the thoracic spine, the rhomboids attach to the medial border of the scapulae. This downward angled muscle performs the important task of…

Lakeview Health Wellness Center Muscle Mondays: Lats and Teres Major

Fitness Education and Training for Addiction Recovery Focus Muscle Groups: Latissimus Dorsi (Lats) and Teres Major When I heard about the Facebook page Lakeview Health Wellness Center was creating, I knew I wanted to bring something different than the typical fitness page offers. I wanted to help our alumni, staff, and followers learn how to…