Aftercare & Relapse Prevention

Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction

woman watching beach sunset after recovery from drug and alcohol addiction

Recovering from addiction is not an easy feat. Many who have been able to achieve long term sobriety relapsed once or more before they were able to put together quality, long-term sobriety. If you are battling addiction and having a tough time it is important to keep trying and not give up.

Relapse in Drug and Alcohol Addiction

woman with head down on table and glass of wine and pills dealing with relapse in drug and alcohol addiction

When looking for an addiction treatment center it is important to find one that has a comprehensive relapse prevention program. Relapse prevention program help to identify triggers as well as what to do in the event that a relapse occurs.

Supporting a Loved One Returning From Addiction Treatment

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 29, 2020 A loved one returning from addiction treatment faces a whole new set of challenges. Although it may seem they are done with treatment and maybe ‘fixed’, leaving treatment is just the first leg in an even more difficult journey to recovery. As

Sober Super Bowl Party

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 1, 2020 We tend to associate Super Bowl Sunday with good feelings. Friendly rivalries, great football, fun commercials, ad lots of snacks and drinks. But for many, Super Bowl Sunday can also include the temptation to drink, use drugs, or fall back into unhealthy

Recognizing and Handling a Relapse

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 15, 2020 The trip through sobriety is a journey that has many peaks and valleys. Unfortunately, sometimes the low points in the valleys can mean relapse. The common assumption is that the moment someone takes their drug of choice again or takes a sip

What is a Recovery Community?

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 5, 2019 Many people have the misconception that once you or your loved one completes treatment, they go back to the regular lives they were living prior to getting clean and sober. While part of that may be true, apart from returning to your

Be SMART With Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 2, 2018 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

The Importance of Continued Family Support After Rehab

By Michael Rass Michael Rass Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 23, 2017 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

Recipe for Recovery: 12 Step Mix

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 31, 2017 “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