Drug Addiction

What is Glass and How Addictive Is It?

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Author Philip Warrick Philip Warrick Philip Warrick, LMHC started his career in the field while working as a Substance Abuse Counselor at an inpatient facility in Tampa, Florida… read more Published: February 28, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 What is Glass? Glass, ice, and shards are all street

What is a Speedball?

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A speedball takes two dangerous drugs and mixes them into a type of cocktail drug. Those who do speedballs may need treatment like at a heroin addiction treatment center in Jacksonville, FL, such as Lakeview Health. Before asking are speedballs dangerous, it’s important to understand what they are and why they are popular. What is

What Are The Success Rates for Drug Rehab?

By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Author Hailey Rigdon Hailey Rigdon Hailey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Social Welfare from the University of North Florida. Hailey started her career… read more Published: February 23, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 Whether you or a loved one is struggling with

Seven Myths About Drug Addiction [Infographic]

By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Author Larry Ellington Larry Ellington [dm_author_links type="author" heading="Recent Articles" extp_id="6176" limit="5"] [dm_author_links type=”editor” heading=”Recently… read more Published: February 19, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 In order to overcome drug addiction and enjoy lasting recovery, it’s important to get all of the facts. By debunking some of the most

Watch Out For These 5 Symptoms of Heroin Use

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Author Alexis Leehan Alexis Leehan Lexie Leehan, CRC is the Alumni and Aftercare Supervisor for Lakeview Health. As an alumna of the program, she truly understands what our patients… read more Published: February 18, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 Heroin is an illegal drug with highly addictive qualities. Available for

5 WAYS TO MAINTAIN RECOVERY FROM DRUG OR ALCOHOL ADDICTION

By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Author Jessica Klesh Jessica Klesh Jessica works to ensure all patients are set up for success in and out of treatment. As a part of the aftercare team, Jessica arranges continued… read more Published: February 12, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 The experience of drug or alcohol addiction

4 Major Impacts of Opioid Addiction on the Body

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: December 6, 2020 Updated: January 11, 2021 Opioid addiction is a serious disease. This type of drug is highly addictive. It may create a sense of euphoria for you and alleviate feelings of pain. Yet, over time, it damages many of the organs of your body, putting you at

Major Risks of Using Illicit Substances

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: November 30, 2020 Updated: December 7, 2020 Whether you are thinking about trying an illicit substance or already a regular user, you have likely heard that drugs cause many difficulties for the user and those associated with them. Just how much of a risk is there when someone uses

The Dangers of the Current Benzo Shortage

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: November 23, 2020 Updated: December 7, 2020 Is there a benzo shortage? Why and what does that mean for you? If you rely on or use benzos, it may mean you are finding it harder to get these drugs. You may not need to take them, though. For some

The Differences Between Opioids vs Opiates

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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