Dual Diagnosis

Are You Avoiding Worry Through Substance Abuse?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 14, 2020 Your brain is doing an infinite number of jumping jacks. You feel like you have extra energy with no outlet. Excessive worry is present, but you are not sure why. And then it gets worse: You can’t focus at work, school or

How to Cope Positively with Unwanted Emotions

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 4, 2020 Your defense mechanism to escape from uncomfortable emotions (or emotions in general) doesn’t ever seem to go away. For so long, it has seemed easier to just be high or numbed out from any emotional experience, especially the icky ones. But while

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 29, 2020 A common misconception surrounding addiction is that it is a standalone problem and occurs solely by choice of the individual. However, it’s quite often that addiction isn’t the only issue taking place. So what are co-occurring disorders, and how can addiction treatment

Alcohol and Depression: Which Comes First?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 28, 2020 Do you drink large amounts of alcohol? Are you feeling down and hopeless? Do you also have difficulty concentrating and remembering? Studies find that there is a strong connection between alcohol and depression. Some people may drink to cope with depression, and

Managing Anxiety and Substance Use During Coronavirus

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 13, 2020 The last few weeks have brought about a head-spinning set of changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hard not to feel increased stress amid uncertainties – from finances, to jobs and even our own health. For someone who suffers with substance

Managing Depression and Addiction during Coronavirus

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For many people, social isolation and stay-at-home orders will naturally bring about bouts of mental health concerns. Even if not contracted, coronavirus can cause other things to happen to a person – like depression or anxiety. Coupled with those who may already suffer from or are in recovery from substance use disorder, it can cause

Women and Trauma

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 8, 2020 According to the American Psychological Association, more than 50% of all individuals will experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Of these, close to 10% will be permanently scarred by it and will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These

Addiction Treatment Programs in Covington, GA

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 30, 2020 As researchers at the non-profit Center for Addiction have pointed out, more than 40 million Americans suffer from addiction. This means that a startling one in seven people is struggling with substance abuse. That’s more than the number that suffers from cancer,

Heroin Addiction Treatment in Macon, GA

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 30, 2020 As researchers at the non-profit Center for Addiction have pointed out, one in seven Americans suffers from addiction. This means that more than 40 million people are struggling with substance abuse in this country. That’s more than the number that suffers from

Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Midway, GA

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 25, 2020 As researchers at the non-profit Center for Addiction have pointed out, more than 40 million Americans suffer from addiction. This means that a startling one in seven people is struggling with substance abuse. That’s more than the number that suffers from cancer,