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Major Risks of Using Illicit Substances

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: November 30, 2020 Updated: December 7, 2020 Whether you are thinking about trying an illicit substance or already a regular user, you have likely heard that drugs cause many difficulties for the user and those associated with them. Just how much of a risk is there when someone uses

Teachers and Substance Abuse in Today’s Environment

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By Lakeview Health Lakeview Health Published: November 27, 2020 Updated: December 7, 2020 Substance abuse can be found among teachers just as in every other segment of society. At Lakeview Health’s Florida location, we have helped many teachers and other professionals overcome substance use disorders. Learn more about teachers and substance abuse and how we

Types of Addiction

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: December 5, 2019 Updated: March 2, 2020 There are many forms of addiction. Because of this, there are many forms of rehab, detoxification, and methods for living a sober lifestyle and reclaiming your life. Due to this, if you or a loved one currently suffers from addiction,

The Many Real Consequences of Drug Abuse

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: December 3, 2019 Updated: March 2, 2020 Too many people get tempted to try drugs because drug PSAs have been so over the top and laughable. They may think, therefore, that drugs are not a danger. Sadly, this is not the case: the consequences of drug abuse are

What Is Substance Abuse?

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: October 14, 2016 Updated: November 8, 2019 What is substance abuse? While the answer might seem complicated, it really isn’t that difficult to understand. Before getting help for an addiction, having an answer to that question makes the need for help easier to accept. What Is Substance

How Substance Abuse Counselors Can Help

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: September 29, 2016 Updated: November 8, 2019 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.

How a Substance Abuse Program Helps the Modern Family

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By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: September 14, 2016 Updated: November 8, 2019 Although seldom discussed, the effect the modern family has had on substance abuse and detection has been profound. The modern family has been compromised by family members always on the go and the sense of independence each person maintains. This

Chemical Dependency Rehab: Taking the First Step

By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: August 17, 2016 Updated: November 8, 2019 Knowing that you’re struggling with a chemical dependency can be a difficult thing to process. However, it’s an integral part of your recovery journey. Working through the first steps can help you find the right chemical dependency rehab you need

Mother in Trouble

By Lakeview Health Staff Lakeview Health Staff Published: February 8, 2012 Updated: November 8, 2019 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

Government Reports Emphasize need for Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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.