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…

Making Data Driven Decisions with Dr. Philip Hemphill

While attending the Recovery Results conference in Dallas, Texas, Lakeview Health Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Philip Hemphill spoke on transforming addiction treatment by implementing an integrative health model while using real-world data to inform decision-making. Dr. Hemphill also sat down with the host of Recovery Unscripted, David Condos, to further discuss the practice of making…

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…

How EMDR Can Heal Trauma

Substance use disorder is often linked to co-occurring trauma. “Studies of drug addicts repeatedly find extraordinarily high percentages of childhood trauma of various sorts, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse,” writes Canadian physician Gabor Maté in his seminal addiction study In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. In the 1990s, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) research…

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…

Holiday Recipe: Healthy Stuffed Mushrooms

Still in search of the perfect appetizer for your New Year’s get together? You can’t go wrong with these savory stuffed mushrooms! This recipe is easy to assemble, packed with scrumptious flavors, and full of healthy ingredients. Stuffed mushrooms are an excellent way to get vitamins and nutrients into your meal without feeling like you…

It’s Not Them, It’s The Disease

Former addicts will be the first to admit that in their active addiction, they were lying, manipulative, cunning, unreliable, and untrustworthy people. That is who their addiction turned them in to. People who abuse drugs and/or alcohol weren’t born bad people; addiction took over their brain and put them on a one-track mindset that had them…

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.…