Lakeview Health Blog

Avoiding the Snake in the Treatment Center Grass
By Lakeview Health on January 19, 2017
By Ashley Harms, Aftercare Coordinator | Client Services Consultant for Lakeview Health No matter where in the United States you live, you’ve probably seen a commercial, heard a radio advertisement, or seen something on the internet about getting help for alcohol or drug addiction. These include some promising that the patient be cured after ...
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Treating Chronic Pain and Addiction
By Lakeview Health on January 17, 2017
By Adrian Blotner, MD and Michael RassChronic pain conditions impact the lives of an estimated 50 million individuals in the United States today. A significant number of individuals requiring addiction treatment suffer from chronic pain conditions, presenting a particular challenge for these individuals as well as the addiction medicine multidisciplinary treatment team.Healthcare providers sometimes prescribe ...
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How To Train Your Rectus Abdominis
By Lakeview Health on January 16, 2017
By Shane Piccolo, Trainer at Lakeview Health Wellness CenterAlright, onto the good stuff! The Rectus Abdominis is a prime target for training in nearly every workout plan. Why? The rectus abdominis is typically referred to as the “abs” and is the muscle revealed as the “six pack.” Exercise alone will not reveal your six pack ...
Peer Pressure and Low Self-Esteem: Common Threads of Drug Use For Young People
By Alexis Franzi on January 13, 2017
As a youth, the adults in our life say things like “don’t give in to peer pressure,” or “just because others are doing it doesn’t mean you need to.” Peer pressure can be hard to say “no” to at any age, and especially soduring the adolescent years when our only desire is to ...
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How EMDR Can Heal Trauma
By Michael Rass on January 11, 2017
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 1990s, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) research ...
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Why the Disease of Addiction Affects the Whole Family
By Michael Rass on January 10, 2017
Addiction is often described as a family disease that goes well beyond being a medical problem for an individual.“Addiction is a family disease that stresses the family to the breaking point, impacts the stability of the home, the family’s unity, mental health, physical health, finances, and overall family dynamics,” according to the National ...
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How To Train Your Transverse Abdominis
By Lakeview Health on January 9, 2017
By Shane Piccolo, Trainer at Lakeview Health Wellness CenterMost gym goers have one goal in mind: a tight set of abs. However, what many do not understand is the picturesque physique of six pack abs does not equate to strong core muscles that will prevent injury and maximize performance.This edition of Muscle Mondays focuses ...
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The Medical Benefits of 12-Step Programs
By Michael Rass on January 4, 2017
More than eight decades after its beginning, the 12-Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous continues to dominate addiction treatment in the United States. But not everybody is happy about that. Scientific American summed it up in 2015:“Hospitals, outpatient clinics, and rehab centers use the 12 steps as the basis for treatment. But although few people seem to ...
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Holiday Recipe: Healthy Stuffed Mushrooms
By Lakeview Health on December 30, 2016
By Lauren Stobbie, Health and Fitness Program SupervisorStill in search of the perfect appetizer for your New Year’s get together? You can’t go wrong with these savory stuffed mushrooms! This recipe is easy to assemble, packed with scrumptious flavors, and full of healthy ingredients. Stuffed mushrooms are an excellent way to get vitamins ...
It’s Not Them, It’s The Disease
By Alexis Franzi on December 28, 2016
Former addicts will be the first to admit that in their active addiction, they were lying, manipulative, cunning, unreliable, and untrustworthy people. That is who their addiction turned them in to. People who abuse drugs and/or alcohol weren’t born bad people; addiction took over their brain and put them on a one-track mindset ...