By Michele Fry I will not go into my childhood, but to say the least, it was a nightmare. My childhood guided my thinking and helped to shape my image of myself. I saw an ugly, worthless, and never good enough person. I couldn’t live within my own skin. I didn’t know then, as I
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines addiction as a “chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.” Most addiction professionals work with this definition, but the terminology of addiction is changing. In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association introduced the comprehensive diagnosis of substance use disorder
Relapse does not have to be a part of your story, but if it is, it can be difficult to tell if it truly is a relapse or just a slip. The difference is severity. Did I drink or use one time and quickly realize what a mistake it was? Or did I drink or
Addiction statistics highlight the reality of the addiction epidemic in the United States. While they’re troubling, they can also encourage individuals to seek help or become proactive when helping others get the necessary treatment for recovery. Drug Addictions Begin Every Day in the USA While the addiction epidemic is undeniable, realizing the daily toll can
It’s often forgotten that our brain is the source of our physical and emotional wellness. Our brain controls our feelings of pleasure, reward, our sense of balance and coordination. You know that seemingly natural ability you have to move your arms or legs, see the beautiful sky, or taste your favorite ice cream? Your brain
House Manager and Recovery Coach, Ryan Dees, from Skylight Sober Living visited with Gina Thorne, VP of Marketing at Lakeview in Jacksonville, Florida. During their discussion we learned all about Ryan and the work that Skylight Sober Living is doing in the Dallas, Texas area for men in early recovery. Watch the podcast below to learn about
Pat Cronin, Director of Business Development at Northeast Addictions Treatment Center sat down with Gina Thorne, Lakeview Health’s VP of Marketing, during his visit to the Lakeview Jacksonville campus. Based in Quincy, Massachusetts, Northeast Addictions Treatment Center provides evidence-based intensive and outpatient treatment programs. Learn more about what Northeast ATC offers by watching the podcast below.
Stevie Williams is the founder of Infinite Sober Living, a women’s program based outside of Asheville, North Carolina. During Stevie’s visit to the Lakeview Health campus, our VP of Marketing Gina Thorne, learned more about Infinite Sober Living. Check out their podcast! https://youtu.be/zv0G-upq5yo To learn more about Infinite Sober Living, visit their website at InfiniteSoberLiving.com.
Addiction recovery happens in various ways for people. Foundations Wellness Center offers individuals outpatient options — from their Day/Night Treatment to IOP to outpatient services. Bryan Lapkin and Russell Guccio came to Jacksonville to visit the Lakeview Health campus and during their visit spoke with Gina Thorne about their program. To hear how they got
White Lily House is a faith-based sober living program for women in Kerrville, Texas. Co-founder Nikki Saurage met with VP of Marketing Gina Thorne to talk about the program. Listen to their conversation and learn more about the work White Lily House is doing by clicking the link below. https://youtu.be/V1LJAUO5tZw To learn more about While