Tips for Relapse Prevention

Tips for Relapse Prevention

Relapse prevention programs are extremely beneficial before leaving treatment and entering a new life of recovery. Focusing on tips for relapse prevention can help ensure success. It is important to fully understand the signs of relapse, how to reinforce what you have learned in a relapse prevention program, and where to turn when you feel…

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The Benefits of Having a Staff in Recovery Themselves

The Benefits of Having a Staff in Recovery Themselves

Many treatment facilities have staff members who are on the path to recovery themselves. That includes our staff at the Lakehouse Recovery Center. It is not uncommon for people in recovery to enter into a career revolving around helping others recovering from addiction.  Seeking treatment from individuals in recovery can be beneficial to your treatment.…

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Understanding the Pink Cloud

Understanding the Pink Cloud

Have you ever heard of the expression “pink cloud” when discussing addiction recovery? This may be a brand new phrase or term for you. So what exactly is this pink cloud? Essentially, it is a term used to express a feeling of euphoria experienced during early recovery. It seems contradictory to use the term “euphoria”…

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Is Virtual IOP the Right Treatment Program for Me? - The Lakehouse

Is Virtual IOP the Right Treatment Program for You?

IOP is an intensive outpatient program, a level of care in treating substance use and co-occurring disorders. Virtual IOP offers the same function but just through virtual meetings. Intensive outpatient programs are where some people begin the recovery process. Others enter IOP as a step-down from a higher level of care, like inpatient rehab. IOPs provide structured…

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Learning to Ask For Help

Learning to Ask For Help

It is common to have trouble asking for help, whether it is because you fear looking weak, or because you simply are not sure how to. At some point, you will need help, and the inability to ask for it can make life more difficult than it needs to be and can leave you feeling…

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Overcoming California's Overdose Rates

Overcoming California’s Overdose Rates

Many continue to struggle with substance use disorders (SUDs) throughout the state of California, with the rate of overdoses skyrocketing. Although this is a growing problem throughout the country, when this is happening in many individuals’ backyards, emotions begin hitting a little closer to home. Many may have personal experiences surrounding SUD and overdose, whether…

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The Importance of Chosen Family

Family involvement is important for a successful recovery from substance abuse, but your chosen family is just as invaluable. Sometimes the people you choose to call family are more supportive and loving than your traditional family members. What exactly is a chosen family? How can both families be incorporated into recovery? What are the dangers…

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Using Creativity to Frame Your Recovery

Using Creativity to Frame Your Recovery

Utilizing creative outlets to cope with trauma, mental illness, or life stressors can prove to be very beneficial. Creativity can help frame your recovery and lead to longer-lasting sobriety. How you go about creating that framework depends on you. Early on in recovery, you may begin to doubt yourself. Perhaps you begin to think that…

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Mental Health in California: Common Struggles for Californians and Resources You Can Use

Mental Health in California: Common Struggles for Californians and Resources You Can Use

The number of people suffering from mental health across the country is gradually increasing. As topics surrounding mental health are becoming less taboo, more people are suffering from mental illness. Rates of mental illness are skyrocketing among all demographics. Mental illness does not discriminate against anyone. Despite these skyrocketing rates of mental illness, the numbers…

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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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