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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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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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Being Successful in School After Treatment

Successful Scholastics After Treatment

An integral component of treatment is finding the proper programs that will allow you to return to everyday life post-treatment effectively. One of those we at The Lakehouse Recovery Center like to promote is our relapse prevention program. In combination with at least one therapy session a week and weekly case management and counseling with…

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Recovery and the Importance of Setting Boundaries

Recovery and the Importance of Setting Boundaries

It is important to set boundaries for yourself and others to maintain recovery upon leaving treatment. These boundaries are essential for enforcing self-discipline with yourself and cutting ties to the people from your past who were toxic or enabled substance use. Lack of boundaries can often be what causes substance use disorder (SUD) to spiral.…

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Words and How They Impact Recovery

Words and How They Impact Recovery

We often say things to others that we wind up regretting, leading to the proverbial “insert foot.” Saying the wrong thing at the wrong time can have many unforeseen consequences, especially when someone is at a particularly vulnerable point in their life. This situation holds especially true for individuals in recovery—at all points of recovery—but…

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