What to Look for in a Center During Covid

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 5, 2020 Isolation is typically detrimental to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. In fact, it is often considered a sign or symptom of substance use disorder rather than a way of treating it. However, in these days of COVID-19 and quarantine measures, group

Prioritizing Treatment During a Pandemic

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 30, 2020 As you may have noticed, the coronavirus pandemic has created unforeseen challenges to nearly every system in the United States. Cancer treatment centers have had to make tough calls when it comes to weighing the health and safety of their patients and

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

Epidemic Versus Pandemic: Why the Opioid Epidemic Is Still Important

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 25, 2020 We began hearing about the COVID-19 pandemic during the first few months of 2020. As the virus quickly spread around the world, it became the top news article in the nation. And while the Covid-19 virus has caused real suffering around the

Are Addiction Treatment Centers Open?

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As COVID-19 continues to affect many businesses in the United States, there are so many uncertainties around what we can and can’t do right now. Every day brings about new findings, changed protocols and guidelines, and revised timelines for openings and closings. Because of reservations around travel, questioning if it’s safe to go to a

The Relationship Between Addiction And Your Physical Health Amid COVID-19

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Addiction and your physical health are intertwined, with one directly impacting the other. Various types of drugs affect your body in different ways, and likewise, the effects that drugs cause varies from one person to the other. How a drug affects someone depends on many factors, such as general health, body size, and the strength

Substance Abuse and Compromised Immune Systems – What it Means for COVID-19

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As the world faces a pandemic with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many are concerned about how this may affect them. There who are at higher risk for contracting the virus and having more severe complications are those with a compromised immune system. This means for substance abusers, their risks increase if they do contract the

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

Safety at Rehab is Ideal Amid COVID-19

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Amid the anxiety-driven COVID-19 fears, people struggling with substance use disorders can take comfort in knowing there is safety offered at a rehab facility. Lakeview Health is taking the current COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and our staff have implemented necessary protocols and precautions to continue offering treatment for those in need. We recognize that just because

Lakeview Health Closely Monitoring COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Lakeview Health Closely Monitoring COVID19 Coronavirus

In conjunction with our existing infection control policies, Lakeview Health is closely monitoring local, state and federal guidance regarding the coronavirus in order to enhance efforts in keeping our patients safe and healthy. Our physicians and staff are following CDC guidelines and each facility has added additional screening measures for incoming patients, such as review