By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health When the weather starts to turn, it can cause a shift in the brain. Sometimes, that shift isn’t always for the better. Seasonal depression is sometimes called “seasonal affective disorder” (SAD), and it’s different from the seasonal funk that can sometimes set in when the days get shorter. Many people
By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a short-term mood disorder that becomes apparent when the days get shorter and starts to lift when spring is nearing on the calendar. Even in a place like sunny Florida, the lack of daylight can make you feel down and
Moving out of your hometown to battle the disease of addiction can be helpful during the beginning stages of recovery. Leaving the area where drug abuse and alcoholism took place will help to avoid the drama and temptation that can trigger drug and alcohol abuse.
Lakeview Health Systems provides its clients with award winning addiction treatment. Clients at Lakeview Health Systems will be provided with an individual detoxification plan, treatment plan and aftercare plan to best suit their needs and increase their chances at achieving long term, quality sobriety.
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Many people who suffer from drug addiction also suffer from a co-existing illness that affects their mental state – such as depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorder, anxiety, and many more. Some individuals may not even realize their underlying mental health disorder could be a large driving force to
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Substance use disorder is often linked to co-occurring trauma. “Studies of drug addicts repeatedly find extraordinarily high percentages of childhood trauma of various sorts, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse,” writes Canadian physician Gabor Maté in his seminal addiction study In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. In the
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, based in Prescott, Arizona, is focused on helping clients address their substance use disorder and co-occurring disorder. John Baumgartner, director of operations and Ray Mossey, director of admissions took time out of their Lakeview Health visit to sit down with Gina Thorne and talk
By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Heroin abuse affects more people than just the user. It tears families apart. A family unit does not, and should not, give up on a family member who has fallen victim to heroin use. By understanding the dangers of a drug that terminates lives, you can learn to
Mental illness and addiction to drugs and alcohol commonly go hand in hand and in order to recover from both an individual may need to go to a specialized dual diagnosis treatment center that is capable of treating both diseases.
It is not uncommon for individuals who struggle with addiction to be dual diagnosed with another mental disorder such as bipolar or depression. In order to stop addiction and get help for the mental disorder both are going to need to be addressed with professional help. There are addiction treatment centers that specialize in dual diagnosis.