It’s always a difficult question: What level of addiction treatment programs do you need? Which is a very different question than what level of addiction treatment do you want? Most people don’t want to be in residential care and away from their families and jobs for 14, 28, 90, or however many days. But a
By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: April 29, 2020 Updated: April 29, 2020 We hear so many times from people who want to go to treatment that they “have to work” and simply can’t take the time off needed for a long-term addiction treatment option. If you are someone who may have not been able
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: February 1, 2020 Updated: March 18, 2020 We tend to associate Super Bowl Sunday with good feelings. Friendly rivalries, great football, fun commercials, ad lots of snacks and drinks. But for many, Super Bowl Sunday can also include the temptation to drink, use drugs, or fall back
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: November 14, 2019 Updated: January 29, 2020 The similar name between the two drugs has many people pondering methamphetamine vs amphetamine and the dangers of addiction. This problem is one that must be adequately treated to manage any hazards. Sadly, methamphetamine and amphetamines are both dangerous when
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: November 11, 2019 Updated: January 29, 2020 Recently, THC and vaping are one of the health events in the news. More than 1,600 people have become ill, and 34 have died from vaping-related lung illnesses. The CDC has investigated this one class of vaping products implicated in many of the
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: November 4, 2019 Updated: January 29, 2020 The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates 9.2 million people in this country have what addiction specialists call a “dual diagnosis.” In other words, they have both a mental illness and a substance abuse disorder. A dual diagnosis
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: November 1, 2019 Updated: January 29, 2020 An addictive personality can manifest in a variety of ways. Lakeview Health is the mental health treatment center that Jacksonville FL residents turn to when they need help dealing with addiction issues, especially when those issues coincide with mental health needs. If you
Do you know someone taking Xanax or Klonopin in concerning or dangerous quantities? Are you struggling with your own dependence on benzodiazepines? Unfortunately, research shows that you’re in good company. Between 1996 and 2013, the number of adults prescribed benzodiazepines skyrocketed by 67%, rising from 8.1 million to 13.5 million. While many physicians have started
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: August 21, 2019 Updated: March 16, 2021 Addiction affects over 20 million adults in the United States. Addiction progresses and can have life-threatening consequences. Unfortunately, many of these people do not receive the treatment they need for their substance use disorders. Freedom from addiction is absolutely possible.
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: August 21, 2019 Updated: November 8, 2019 Rehab. You’ve heard the term, you probably have your preconceived notions about what it is (and what it isn’t), and you may even know people who have been to treatment themselves. Maybe you’ve also been to rehab in the past.