COVID Travel Guide

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If you’re coming to Lakeview Health from a different town or state, as many of our clients do, you may want to take extra precautions during your travel. This could prevent your exposure to COVID-19. Lakeview Health is a drug and alcohol treatment center with locations in Jacksonville, FL. Once you’re here, we’ll take every

Xanax and Alcohol

man struggling with abusing xanax and alcohol

Polysubstance use disorder describes the addiction to two or more chemical substances. In layman’s terms, this means a person abuses more than one drug. Polysubstance abuse is common in America and is a reason many people seek treatment at a drug and alcohol facility nearby. This is a serious condition, especially when the substances used

The Dangers of Self-Medicating During COVID

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COVID-19 and social distancing present unique challenges for individuals who are in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Where you once may have had access to round-the-clock residential care, your treatments may now be limited to outpatient or virtual options. However, this doesn’t mean you should self-medicate between visits. There are still alternatives to foregoing

Most Abused Prescription Drugs

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Drug addiction can form from abuse of prescription drugs. Just because a doctor writes a prescription does not mean they are safe to use. It is critical to follow your doctor’s orders and, whenever possible, to ensure you are able to stop using addiction-forming treatments as soon as possible. At Lakeview Health, we will work

Most Abused Drugs

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Why do people use drugs? The most abused drugs are able to change the way a person thinks. They limited a person’s ability to make wise decisions or to have good judgment. They put them at risk as well as others around them. These drugs typically cause health problems, including putting a person at risk

How to Choose a Rehab Program

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When you learn how to choose a rehab program, it can ease your mind knowing you are getting the best care possible. Rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addiction is a challenging process, but one worth it. The right tools, therapies, and treatment locations can make all of the difference in your long-term success. At Lakeview

What Are Opioids?

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What are opioids, and why are so many people using them? There has been a lot of talk about this particular drug, including how it has been used over illicitly. Opioids are one of the most commonly abused drugs in the world, other than alcohol. However, what you may not know is just how deadly

Social Media and Alcohol Consumption

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Alcohol producers spend a lot of money each year marketing their products, and social media has become a popular place to advertise. With platforms like Facebook attracting more than two billion users, it’s no wonder that experts are starting to make a connection between social media and alcohol consumption. If you or a loved one

What is Polysubstance Abuse?

woman struggling with polysubstance abuse

Polysubstance abuse refers to the use of three different classes of substances. For example, a person might use cocaine along with alcohol and ecstasy. They may or may not have a drug of choice but use multiple drugs to create the feeling they want. When this takes place, individuals must seek out the help of

The Dangers of Self-Medicating

young girl wonders about the dangers of self-medicating

Self-medicating happens all the time, and it often works out well. You have a cold, and you take Nyquil. You call your mother for some chicken noodle soup. Technically, you are self-medicating anytime you are self-diagnosing and treating an illness or mental problem. Self-medicating generally isn’t a problem when you have a cold, but there