Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder

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Social Anxiety Disorder The non-profit organization Mental Health America estimates that 15 million American adults suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder. Those who do often feel isolated and turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate. For these individuals, overcoming social anxiety disorder is often the first step in recovery. Learn more about this condition and what

Why Women Need to Work on Relationships in Addiction Treatment

After completing treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD), female patients frequently go back to their lives with a hopeful attitude and the expectation that previous relationships can be resumed without too much of a change. However, if problematic intimate relationships, sexuality, and family conflicts are not dealt with effectively or not addressed at all,

Gender-Responsive Treatment Big Success at Lakeview Health

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The Rose of Lakeview, the women’s addiction treatment center at Lakeview Health, opened its doors for new patients in June 2016. Built on four acres of newly acquired land adjacent to Lakeview’s existing Jacksonville, FL campus, the 54-bed facility provides housing for women in treatment and serves as the location for their detox, medical care, and

A Doctor’s Opinion: Why Gender Matters When Overcoming Addiction

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Addiction. Unless you are living it, the word is easy to gloss over. With daily headlines about the opioid epidemic and popular shows taking on alcoholism and drug dependence themes—like Mom on CBS, and the recently Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary Heroin(e) —addiction is now mainstream.   But the issues are not as straight-forward as they once

The Data Reveals the Truth on Outcomes in Gender-Specific Treatment

The Data Reveals the Truth: Women Experience Better Outcomes in Gender-Specific Treatment   The vision, intuition, and data gathered by Lakeview Health leaders and staff that lead to the completion of our gender-specific state-of-the-art facility, program, and dedicated staff has served hundreds of women in need of Substance Use Treatment during the past year. Today,

White Paper Underlines Gender-Specific Challenges for Women in Overcoming Opioid Addiction

A recent white paper from the Office on Women’s Health concluded that the prevalence of prescription opioid and heroin use among women is substantial. It provided dramatic statistical data on what kind of impact the opioid addiction epidemic is having on women. “Between 1999 and 2010, overdose deaths from prescription painkillers increased more than 400

Addiction Treatment With Women In Mind

By Ami Brantley, Alumni Coordinator and Recovery Coach at the Rose of Lakeview As many of you know, this summer Lakeview opened a gender responsive program for women, The Rose. The environment was specifically designed with women’s recovery in mind.  Everything from the aesthetics – the colors, the artwork, the bedrooms, the common spaces, to

What Is Substance Abuse?

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What is substance abuse? While the answer might seem complicated, it really isn’t that difficult to understand. Before getting help for an addiction, having an answer to that question makes the need for help easier to accept. What Is Substance Abuse? Simply, substance abuse is “a patterned use of a drug in which the user

Alcohol Abuse Definition in Real Terms

Do you find it difficult to control the amount or frequency of your alcohol consumption? Have friends and loved ones suggested that you might have an alcohol addiction problem? If so, it’s important to understand how to interpret the alcohol abuse definition. Alcohol Abuse Definition Alcohol addiction is an ever-expanding problem in the United States.

5 Key Alcohol Abuse Symptoms

By definition, alcoholism and alcohol abuse are slightly different. Unlike alcoholics, alcohol abusers usually have some control over how much and how often they drink. Even so, their alcohol use is still unhealthy and dangerous to themselves and others. Drinking heavily is just one of many alcohol abuse symptoms Five Key Alcohol Abuse Symptoms There