Intensive Outpatient Program

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Continuous Community Support Throughout COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic hit hard last March, shutting practically everything down. A common question most of us had was, “what do we do now?” While the transition to providing telemental health services proved difficult, we at Lakehouse Recovery embodied the concept of just making it work, and that’s what we did. Over a year into…

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What Is a Dual Diagnosis and How Is It Treated?

A person with a dual diagnosis has a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Dual diagnosis, also called co-occurring disorders or comorbidity, affects many people. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIHM) reports that at least half of all people seeking substance use disorder treatment also have a mental health diagnosis. Research from the…

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The Importance of a Trauma-Informed Approach to Treatment

Professionals who provide mental or physical care will not always know whether the person they treat has a history of trauma since many people do not share or talk about their symptoms. As a result, some people could be accidentally subjected to more trauma or re-traumatized during their treatment stay by people trying to help…

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Understanding Secondary Behavioral Addictions

A person in treatment for a substance use disorder may struggle with feeling an emptiness or need their substance used to fill. In many cases, the brain in recovery still needs time to repair itself and adjust. However, since most drugs act on reward systems in the brain, some people find seemingly harmless replacements that…

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Lakehouse’s Virtual Addiction Recovery Program

The past year has been extremely tough on the majority of the population. COVID-19 appeared seemingly out of nowhere, and the original two-week quarantine has now extended over one year. The stress has taken a toll on many individuals, with some turning to drugs and alcohol for a sense of relief. If you are currently…

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Does Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse Work?

If you are suffering from addiction, one of the best avenues to utilize is intensive outpatient treatment for substance abuse. But does it actually work? When you hear “intensive outpatient treatment or IOP,” today your first thoughts may fill you with anxiety due to COVID-19 issues. How will you attend intensive outpatient treatment while maintaining…

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