Dual Diagnosis

COVID-19’s Impact on Addiction

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 29, 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 Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 10, 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

Mental Health and Addiction Recovery

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 8, 2020 If you have used drugs and alcohol, gone through treatment, and started on the path to recovery, you have achieved a great deal. Yet, it will always be necessary to work on maintaining this clarity and sobriety. Your mental health and addiction

What Is National Recovery Month?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 1, 2020 National Recovery Month is something you may hear about if you are working through drug and alcohol addiction and treatment. If you have entered into recovery, you already know just how incredible the feeling is – you’ve made it. You have broken

The Connections Between Alcohol and Depression

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 18, 2020 In today’s society, alcohol is a common fixture in stores, in social settings, and in the media. People are often seen consuming alcohol in commercials, shows, and movies. With such easy access, it can be hard to remember that it can pose

Alcohol and Trauma: The Connection

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 12, 2020 If you have experienced a traumatic event in your life, it’s crucial to receive the proper treatment to cope and work through the event. If you don’t address your trauma, you put your mental health at risk later in life. Those who

The Complicated Relationship Between Alcohol and Anxiety

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 11, 2020 Whether you come home from a long day or you’re out at a social event trying to relax, alcohol is a quite common substance many of us reach for to manage our anxiety. Wine at the end of a long day as

Trauma Therapy: Decreasing Distress and Stabilizing in Recovery

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 8, 2020 Our Therapist Team Lead, Sarah Kovach, specializes in helping patients who not only struggle with substance abuse but also those who have experienced trauma in their lives. By allowing the patient to help guide her, she is able to help them cope

The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 25, 2020 Millions of children are subjected to various forms of trauma every year. Unfortunately, some of these individuals may be at a higher risk for the development of addiction in adulthood. Understanding the powerful connection between childhood trauma and addiction is vital in

What is Trauma Informed Care?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 22, 2020 If you are struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders, you have options for treatment. While many facilities tend to offer the same types of treatments, some choose different approaches than others. For those who have experienced trauma in the past,