What is Seasonal Depression?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health 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 in when the days get shorter. Many people

How Social Anxiety Can Affect Addiction

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health 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 to each client’s needs. Find out more about

3 Signs of Seasonal Depression

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health 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 of daylight can make you feel down and

Managing the Stress of Online Learning for Parents in Recovery

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health 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 private tutors. That means parents are shouldering the

Dangerous Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder and Addiction

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By Michael Rass Michael Rass 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 of easing the pain of their illness. If

COVID-19’s Impact on Addiction

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health 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 world pandemic took control, millions were under the

Addiction Recovery as a Tool for Mental Wellness

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health 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 addiction recovery as a tool for mental wellness

Mental Health and Addiction Recovery

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health 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 recovery will need to be a constant focus

What Is National Recovery Month?

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health 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 through addiction. You are working on your future

The Connections Between Alcohol and Depression

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health 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 a threat when abused. Also common in today’s