Posts by Lakehouse Recovery

Overcoming the Fear of Admitting You Need Help

Overcoming the Fear of Admitting You Need Help

The first step toward a life of recovery is admitting that you need help. Of course, doing so is easier said than done. Taking that first step can be the hardest step to take. That is because it can be difficult to recognize the signs of your struggles with addiction or a Substance Use Disorder…

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Diversity and Inclusion Within Addiction Recovery

Diversity and Inclusion Within Addiction Recovery

The conversation of diversity and inclusion usually pertains to professional or academic topics. What about the importance of diversity and inclusion when it comes to healthcare? More specifically, what about the importance of diversity and inclusion in mental healthcare and addiction treatment? This was not a topic of discussion for many years. Nowadays, the lines…

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Why Broader Treatment Programs Are More Beneficial

Why Broader Treatment Programs Are More Beneficial

One of our core beliefs at the Lakehouse Recovery Center is that the addiction treatment process is best accomplished from a broad perspective. Broad programs help treat more individuals successfully. This is because the broader the program, the more tailored it can be to each client.  While options can be overwhelming, they allow clients to…

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How to Break the Familial Addiction Cycle

How to Break the Familial Addiction Cycle

Despite the years of research that have gone into better understanding addiction, scientists still do not understand why some people suffer from addiction and others do not. Addiction is a biological disorder, meaning the chances of suffering increase if it runs in the family.  Research indicates that there are genes linked to forms of addiction.…

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The Dangers of a Weak Support Network

The Dangers of a Weak Support Network

Any treatment facility will emphasize the importance of a strong support network. This support can make or break the success of your early recovery. Your treatment program should foster the chance to create connections with other clients in your program.  Take these connections with you when leaving treatment. Even if you live across the country,…

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What Is Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)?

What Is Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)?

The ways that mental illness presents itself in people vary widely. Some suffer from mental disorders that they are born with and naturally develop as they grow up. A primary example is schizophrenia, which is commonly believed to be genetic and begins manifesting in early adulthood.  Other mental disorders are influenced by genetics but are…

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Breaking Up With Your Therapist

Breaking up With Your Therapist

You may not always connect with a therapist on the first try, and that is okay. Finding a therapist is kind of like shoe shopping. You sometimes have to try different styles and sizes before finding the pair that fits just right.  The same goes for therapy and treatment. There are many reasons for you…

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Stimulants and Substance Use in California

Stimulants and Substance Use in California

Stimulants are highly addictive, commonly used substances. Stimulants are also, however, widely used to treat different medical conditions. Unfortunately, prescription use can, in some cases, lead to dependency. It is possible to use these substances without realizing it. A stimulant is a substance that excites the body by stimulating the central nervous system. They often…

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