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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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Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Rehabs - The Lakehouse

Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Rehabs

A survey of addiction treatment professionals in California was conducted on telemedicine. Of the respondents, 81% agreed telemedicine has dramatically increased since the pandemic, and 78% reported telemedicine has either reduced or eliminated barriers to treatment for some residents. According to research, online therapy for substance misuse and substance use disorders has risen by 1400%. What Are…

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How Virtual Connections Can Help

How Virtual Connections Can Help

The past few decades have produced some of the most significant technological advances to date. Examples of those advances include the creation of social media sites, the evolution of instant messaging to text messaging on our smartphones, and of course, the smartphone itself. Technology has even come so far as to allow you to speak…

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Finding Your Identity Outside of Treatment

If you have recently left a rehabilitation program, you may find yourself lost and confused regarding your next steps. You may be questioning where you should go, what you should do, or you may even be asking who you are. Addiction and substance use disorder (SUD) consume can so much of your life that it…

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Online Partial Hospitalization Programs

Many facilities offer partial hospitalization programs (PHP) for their patients and clients. Partial hospitalization programs are very much an effective treatment option. They differ in that they offer a less evasive level of care than standard addiction treatment centers, but they still work to treat mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Whereas in most addiction…

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Emotional and Clinical Recovery Support

Chances are that many of you reading this article have experienced at least one doctor who could stand to work on their bedside manners. Often, individuals in the medical community will have a lot to offer, but empathy and emotional support are not always in that regiment. On the flip side, hopefully, many of you…

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The Importance of Individualized Treatment

In recent years, the importance of individualized treatment and care has been emphasized, not only in treating substance use disorders and addiction but in terms of healthcare in general. Fortunately, medical professionals have finally come to the understanding that one path of treatment does not fit all patients.  Whether it’s a medical treatment for a…

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How Addiction May Be Affecting Your Family

People often discuss the effects of addiction on an individual’s physical and mental health, well-being, and overall quality of life. We sometimes forget though how addiction affects the lives of friends, family, and loved ones. It’s a strange relationship because while loved ones may not understand addiction if they haven’t gone through it themselves, they…

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Why Healthy Family Involvement is Key to Recovery

When discussing addiction, it is often thought of as a personal experience that only the person struggling is impacted by. However, those closest to them, namely the family, will also be directly affected by the person’s addiction. In fact, addiction can affect families in a variety of ways, causing the various members to take on…

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Understanding Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Modern mental health and addiction treatment have a number of approaches that suit every person’s individual needs. A variety of therapies are being used in facilities across the United States to help give patients the best chance at a successful recovery. One such therapy that is being used is rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT). First…

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