How to Celebrate Recovery Month

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September is National Recovery Month. During this month, addiction awareness and understanding take center stage. For those struggling with mental health or substance use disorders, it is an ideal time to take a step forward to get help from our team at Lakeview Health. For those who have achieved sobriety, celebrating recovery month is a

What Is National Recovery Month?

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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 now. Why not help others

Common Stress Triggers

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Stress is one of the most troubling factors in the life of a person trying to stop using drugs or alcohol. Common stress triggers can make it harder for you to stay no, especially if you do not have a plan to deal with them in place. And stress is of particular concern during the

5 Ways Online Recovery Support Prevents Relapse

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In today’s society, millions of individuals now have smartphones. This kind of technology gives people access to information in an instant, as well as provides new ways to connect with others. With that kind of access, online recovery support has opened new channels for those in recovery to stick with their goals and prevent relapse.

Quarantine and Relapse: How to Stay in Recovery

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Quarantine and relapse may feel synonymous. Isolation has long been recognized as a relapse trigger, and experts are reporting that the relapse rate is rising due to the quarantine. Do quarantine and relapse go hand in hand? They can. However, there are things you can do to reduce your risk. Through stress management, reaching out

3 Uncommon Relapse Triggers

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When it comes to relapse, some relapse triggers are well known. Old places and friends that you associate with substance abuse and situations where your drug of choice is available are common triggers. Traumatic experiences like the loss of a job or the death of a family member can also trigger a craving. However, not

Navigating Recovery in Quarantine

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Recovery can be difficult, no matter what stage you are in. Those new to recovery and those who have been clean and sober for years are all feeling the struggle of recovery in quarantine. However, with the right relapse prevention plan and alumni program, it can be done. Here are some tips on how to

What Are Healthy Coping Skills?

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As you work through your treatment plan, you participate in a number of programs and therapies that help you. You learn why you might have begun abusing drugs, how you can avoid substance abuse in the future, and the importance of a support system after treatment. One of the most important things discussed is your

Understanding the Different Types of Trauma

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For many individuals struggling with addiction, a deeper issue tends to be the culprit. One of the most common misconceptions surrounding addiction is that the individual simply made a bad decision and began using harmful substances. However, this is rarely the case. In many cases, an underlying mental health disorder can be the main reason

Alcohol and Trauma: The Connection

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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 fail to get the help they need tend to turn to unhealthy methods