How do the best rehab centers get accredited?

Have you identified that you need help for a drug or alcohol problem? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the treatment center options? Have you been speaking to admissions representatives- only to feel overwhelmed and left with more questions than answers? Locating the best addiction treatment isn’t always the most straightforward task. A simple Google…

Quitting Cigarettes Improves Chances of Beating Drug or Alcohol Addiction

Cigarette smoking is still the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year or one of every five deaths. Smoking is especially prevalent among people with substance use disorders. While cigarette smoking has declined among the general public, a significantly larger percentage of people…

Training Your Internal and External Obliques

Much of life’s activities involve one key movement: rotation. For our bodies to properly rotate, the responsibility falls on the obliques and quadratus lumborum. This week’s Muscle Monday will be packed with information because of the focus on three different muscles. Fortunately, the actions performed by these muscles are the same: rotate and laterally flex. The internal and external obliques sit similar…

The Medical Benefits of 12-Step Programs

More than eight decades after its beginning, the 12-Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous continues to dominate addiction treatment in the United States. But not everybody is happy about that. Scientific American summed it up in 2015: “Hospitals, outpatient clinics, and rehab centers use the 12 steps as the basis for treatment. But although few people…

Lakeview Health Podcast with The Ranch at Clear Springs

The Ranch at Clear Springs is set on a tranquil property in Aquilla, Texas. Referred to as simply “The Ranch” they offer adults personalized, evidence-based therapies for addiction treatment. Kito Holtzman, executive director, and Stephan Marion, business development director, sat down with Gina Thorne, vice president of marketing at Lakeview, to talk about their program.…

Ditch the guilt…7 Tips for a Healthy and Happy Holiday Season

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s easy to start slacking on your workouts and overindulging in all the holiday food. The average American gains around 5 pounds over the course of the holiday season. But is it possible to partake in some of your favorite foods without overindulging, feeling guilty, and experiencing the lack…

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What Is Substance Abuse?

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…

How to Detox from Alcohol

Detoxing from any substance can be a challenge, particularly after long-term abuse, but alcohol detox can be especially challenging. If you have an alcohol addiction and want to get clean, it’s important to understand how to detox from alcohol safely. Understanding How to Detox from Alcohol Especially after long-term binge drinking, medically monitored detox at…