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…Read More
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…Read More
Do Spouses Who Struggle Together Stay Together?
There are instances in a marriage where both spouses struggle with addiction. When individuals in a relationship are both experiencing substance use disorder (SUD), many negative consequences can occur. One spouse may be abusive while under the influence, causing the other’s struggle to worsen. Issues revolving around SUD require more than just marriage counseling. While…Read More
What Is Pranic Healing?
At the Lakehouse Recovery Center, we offer many traditional methods of treatment, like cognitive behavioral therapy, psychiatric modalities, and medication management treatment if needed. However, we also offer several methods of treatment that may seem a little more unorthodox, like yoga and meditation. One of these lesser-known treatment offerings at the Lakehouse is pranic healing.…Read More
The Role of Emotional Regulation in Recovery
It is normal to lose control of your emotions from time to time. However, these emotions can sometimes go awry. The process of addiction recovery requires you to find a balance between feeling your feelings, not letting those emotions overwhelm you, and not suppressing those emotions. Feelings can be tricky, and lots of times, people…Read More
Should You Consider Sober Living?
Sober living is not for everyone, and weighing the pros and cons is necessary for deciding if it is the appropriate option for you. Perhaps you associate sober living with standard treatment methods for addiction recovery. You might think that clients will automatically enter into a 12-Step program in a sober living community or fitted…Read More
Connecting With Others Through Recovery
Many have referred to addiction as the disease of isolation. This is because struggling with addiction, entering into treatment, and even living a life of recovery can all be very lonely seasons of life. Struggling with addiction can be particularly isolating, as it can be difficult for family members and loved ones to understand what…Read More
The Power of a California Adventure in Recovery
Many studies conducted over the past decade indicate that humans today as a whole have become incredibly disconnected from nature. This disconnection has increased even further with the technological advances in the past decade alone. People spend more time on their phones than taking in their surroundings. This disconnect has caused both mental and physical…Read More
The Importance of “Me Time”
Admittedly there are several reasons why being alone during recovery can be difficult and even dangerous. For starters, spending time alone leaves people with many thoughts, which can often be negative. For instance, you may begin thinking about past mistakes, failures, or regrets during these times of loneliness. Thoughts such as these can increase feelings…Read More
Overcoming Anger, Guilt, and Shame
With recovery comes an array of mixed feelings and emotions for individuals, especially in the beginning stages of treatment. When a client first enters into a treatment program, they often feel disconnected from their bodies. The beginning stages of recovery are a time for an individual to reconnect with their body, and with that, come…Read More