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Drug Abuse & Addiction

Why Misusing More Than One Substance is Extremely Dangerous

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 21, 2016 Before patients begin their treatment at Lakeview Health, our doctors, nurses, and therapists will thoroughly evaluate and assess their medical condition and addiction history so they can develop an individualized treatment plan. Often, clients reveal that they have been using more than

Drug Use Effects on the Adult Brain [Infographic]

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 8, 2016 While it’s well documented that drug use among adolescents can create lifelong problems, it’s important to not overlook the problems associated with adult drug use. Drug use effects can cause comas, memory loss and reduced intelligence. Worse still, these negative issues can

Recognizing Heroin Drug Addiction Signs

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 26, 2016 More than four million Americans have used heroin at some point in their lives, and a significant percentage of them will form addictions to the drug. Heroin addiction can be a devastating problem that negatively impacts everything from physical health to personal

Recognizing Teen Xanax Addiction Signs

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 12, 2016 Xanax is highly popular among younger drug users, and unfortunately it’s easy to acquire. As a benzodiazepine, it often requires increased dosages on a regular basis to replicate the initial effect. Teen Xanax addiction signs aren’t always easy to recognize. The Hard

Drug Effects on Family Relationships

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: October 7, 2016 When addiction takes hold of a person’s life, it can cause remarkable and disturbing damage. If left unchecked, it can literally take a person’s money, heart, body and soul. However, people underestimate drug effects on family. About Drug Effects on Family Addiction

Can You Recognize Signs of Drug Addiction?

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 30, 2016 The number of people who think of themselves as “recreational users” is astonishing. You could develop a serious problem if you don’t recognize the signs of drug addiction. The Stats Don’t Lie Many individuals suffer from drug addiction, but refuse to seek

How Drug Use Becomes Drug Dependence

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 30, 2016 People misunderstand addiction, and many can’t comprehend why people can’t stop using. Drug dependence becomes a matter of the mind and the body, and a person is using drugs in order to fulfill a mental obsession and craving, and it often starts off with

How Substance Abuse Counselors Can Help

woman talking to a substance abuse counselor

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 29, 2016 Counselors and therapists of any kind help individuals, couples and families deal with emotional, mental and social issues going on in their lives. In fact, everyone has these problems, and no one is free from stress, sadness, frustration or anger. What substance

How Common is Suboxone Addiction?

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 4, 2016 Suboxone addiction is very common in the United States. Yet many people aren’t very familiar with this particular drug. Medical professionals use Suboxone during opiate detoxification to combat withdrawal. Although it’s a non-narcotic medication, many people become addicted. It’s important to realize that those

How Pain Pill Addiction Can Sneak Up on Anyone

By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 19, 2016 Pain medication abuse is one of the fastest growing health issues in America. In the blink of an eye, what starts out as a solution for a specific medical problem can turn into a pain pill addiction. No one is suggesting that