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alcohol and drug addiction

The Incredible Recovery of Duff McKagan

In 1994, Duff McKagan came very close to death. On May 10 of that year, at the age of 30, the bass guitarist of Guns N’ Roses developed acute pancreatitis. He had been misusing alcohol and a plethora of drugs for most of his life. In his 2012 autobiography, It’s So Easy and Other Lies,

Don’t Wait for the Consequences of Drug Abuse to Unfold Before Seeking Help

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: November 21, 2016 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

Prescription for Change: President Obama and Macklemore Team Up to Combat Opioid Epidemic

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 8, 2016 Last year, Macklemore took on the opioid epidemic with a new song. “Kevin” addressed the addiction crisis with lyrics like “a pill that a doctor prescribed / and a drug that a million dollar industry supplied,” homing in on the controversial use

How To Treat a Substance Abuse Disorder

man wonder the best way o treat his substance abuse and he is old

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 28, 2016 If you’ve been struggling with a substance abuse disorder or know someone in your life who has, you may be at a loss regarding what to do for this problem. Without question, experiencing this disease can be a lot to deal with.

Lakeview Health Podcast with The Living Solution

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 29, 2016 We had the pleasure to speak with Paula Bruce from The Living Solution, a men’s addiction treatment program, when she visited the Lakeview Health Jacksonville campus. Check out the podcast below to learn more about the work The Living Solution is doing in Delray Beach, Florida.

Mother in Trouble

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 8, 2012 Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen’s ex wife, checked into drug rehab as she faces alleged cocaine possession and assault charges. Regardless of the reason for entering addiction treatment, going to treatment is a good thing. It is so sad to see the way