In less than a month, families will be gathering all over the United States to celebrate Christmas and then New Year’s Day. If you or someone in your family struggles with alcohol use disorder, as millions of American adults do, the holiday season can be especially challenging. Many families include alcohol in their festivities, with
If your reliance on drugs or alcohol is resulting in the need to consider receiving professional treatment, the severity of your addiction may take an extended period to complete because recovery is a process. Addiction rehab has several defined stages, starting with a thorough assessment. Each stage is vital to your journey through addiction recovery.
How important is self-care when it comes to addiction recovery? When you work through therapy and you start on the path of addiction recovery, you may feel pretty good physically. Your mind is clear. Your hopes and goals are high. Yet, if you do not invest in taking care of yourself, you could find yourself
It’s essential to take relapse prevention seriously. That includes while you are receiving therapy in a residential program like the one at Lakeview Health, but even more importantly, once you have left our care. While there are many types of prevention methods, some of the best and most rewarding involve a holistic approach. At Lakeview
For as long as there have been humans, there has been loneliness. It’s inevitable. Though we are social creatures, we can’t be together always. When confronted with extended periods of isolation, your challenge is to find ways of coping with loneliness. It is not healthy to be isolated from others during the holidays. At Lakeview
Becoming a parent is one of the most incredible experiences that you can have. Your children look to you as a role model, as well as a teacher to show them the ways of the world and the right paths to choose. Any parent can understand how exhilarating and sometimes daunting that responsibility can be.
COVID-19 has changed our daily routine. With more and more people staying at home to minimize exposure, it’s easy to be tempted to eat low-quality meals and junk food. A day that would have previously involved various forms of physical activity in the past now involves quarantines and lockdowns indoors, which can be detrimental to
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 alter your behavior. Symptoms are
A healthy diet can’t take the place of comprehensive addiction treatment. Detox, counseling, and aftercare are musts if you want to beat your addictions for good. However, your diet can have a significant impact on your recovery, helping you get over addiction faster and easier than would have otherwise been possible. Eating healthy foods helps
A toxic relationship is one in which someone is held back and unable to grow. Some relationships can be saved by setting healthy boundaries in your relationships, but some relationships can’t–and shouldn’t–be saved. When people become chemically dependent, their relationships are affected. Since addiction affects the human brain’s survival centers, people often overlook toxic features of