Dual Diagnosis

Understanding the Different Types of Trauma

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Author Sarah Franklin Sarah Franklin Sarah Franklin joined the Lakeview Health clinical team in 2013. She is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and works… read more Published: February 16, 2021 Updated: April 28, 2021 For many individuals struggling with addiction, a deeper issue tends to be beneath

Do I Need Trauma-Informed Care in Drug Rehab?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: December 31, 2020 Updated: January 11, 2021 Trauma-informed drug rehab programs are customized to help people address drug abuse that originates with a life-changing event. Taking time to understand how past events shape addiction and recovery experiences helps you make wiser decisions about treatment. Helping our clients make better

What is Seasonal Depression?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: December 30, 2020 Updated: December 30, 2020 When the weather starts to turn, it can cause a shift in the brain. Sometimes, that shift isn’t always for the better. Seasonal depression is sometimes called “seasonal affective disorder” (SAD), and it’s different from the seasonal funk that can sometimes set

How Social Anxiety Can Affect Addiction

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: December 17, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 For those living with co-occurring disorders such as social anxiety and addiction, getting the right help for both disorders can mean the difference between recovery and continuing to suffer. At Lakeview Health in Jacksonville, FL, we offer dual diagnosis treatment programs tailored

3 Signs of Seasonal Depression

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: December 3, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a short-term mood disorder that becomes apparent when the days get shorter and starts to lift when spring is nearing on the calendar. Even in a place like sunny Florida, the lack

Recovery from Trauma and Addiction

By Rebecca Villar Rebecca Villar Published: November 28, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 More than 1.5 million Americans struggle with a substance use disorder. Many of these same people also have a mental health condition. As we better understand the dynamic relationships among mental health, life experiences, genetics/epigenetics, and addiction, we have become better equipped

Managing the Stress of Online Learning for Parents in Recovery

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: November 20, 2020 Updated: December 7, 2020 Whether your kids are in elementary school, going into their senior year of high school, or starting college, the current school year is likely a struggle. Millions of children are now homeschooling at least halftime, and many parents can’t afford to hire

Dangerous Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder and Addiction

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By Michael Rass Michael Rass Published: November 10, 2020 Updated: April 28, 2021 The strong connection between substance use and mental illness has long been recognized. Addiction specialists and mental health experts have known for decades that individuals struggling with mental wellness are significantly more likely to turn to drugs and alcohol as a way

COVID-19’s Impact on Addiction

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: September 29, 2020 Updated: September 11, 2020 Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have been the norm in the US since early March in an attempt to quell the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, these practices have also had an impact on substance use and mental health disorders. Even before the

Addiction Recovery as a Tool for Mental Wellness

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: September 10, 2020 Updated: September 11, 2020 You’ve battled addiction and mental health issues. You feel positive about your future. Yet, you are also confident you need to aggressively work to maintain your mental health through your recovery. You can learn how to use what you have learned in