By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health New Year’s Eve is a great time to reflect on the previous year, imagine the coming year’s potential, and have a great time with friends and family. However, if you are in recovery or drinking isn’t your thing, it can be hard to find suitable activities for a sober New
By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health 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
By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health 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
By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health The holidays add extra stress to everyone. If you or a loved one is fighting to maintain your sobriety during the holidays, read on. The first thing is to put yourself first. Self-care is important when it comes to making the decision to be sober. 2020 has been an exasperating
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff You made it through drug and alcohol rehab, which was hard enough, but now you have to stay sober. During this new chapter, it’s important to be on the lookout for signs of relapse. First, what exactly is a relapse? Many people think that relapse occurs when a
By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health 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,
By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health 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.
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Sober Living Home or Halfway House? What’s the Difference? By Michael Rass Some time ago, a Reddit user in recovery posted this request: “Hi friends! I’m hoping some of you might be able to help me. I’m trying to determine the differences between halfway, three-quarter, and sober houses.
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff “Serenity!” If you have ever attended a committee meeting within the anonymous fellowships you’ve heard it shouted (ironically) from the back of the room. Certainly, if you’ve attended any 12-Step meeting, then you’ve heard the prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Thanksgiving is the holiday that brings out appreciation and gratitude at the end of the year. While we should all be thankful for what we have every day, this is the time of the year that we tend to express that more openly. For the second year,