Aftercare & Relapse Prevention

3 Common Addiction Triggers at the Holidays

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 13, 2020 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 Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 14, 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 address both

Creating a Relapse Prevention Plan

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 22, 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 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

How Can Alumni Help in Recovery?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 31, 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 Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 27, 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 Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 15, 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 Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 13, 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

The Importance of Alumni Program Participation

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 8, 2020 If you’ve ever recovered from addiction or are in the process right now, you know that the path is not easy. The possibility of relapse is real, and triggers are everywhere. Especially now in the current climate of the world, simple things

10 Ways to Strengthen Your Recovery from Drug Addiction

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 5, 2020 Perhaps you went through a medically monitored drug detox followed by a medically monitored substance abuse treatment program. Maybe you have managed to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and have quit using alcohol and drugs on your own. No matter how