Mental Health Crisis During COVID-19

COVID-19 has had numerous effects on individuals and communities throughout the world over the past year. People have lost loved ones, experienced financial burdens, and have generally been living in fear of either falling ill themselves or of loved ones getting sick. Have we discussed enough, though, how this global pandemic has been affecting mental…

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Should You Consider Intensive Outpatient Treatment?

Substance abuse intensive outpatient programs, or IOPs, are designed specifically for people with substance use disorder or co-occurring mental disorders. Additionally, candidates must not meet “diagnostic criteria” for inpatient substance abuse treatment or have been discharged from 24-hour care in an inpatient treatment facility. IOPs offer a different approach to treatment than typical inpatient programs. Their…

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Maintaining Nutrition During Recovery

Most of us have heard from doctors, gym teachers, or Instagram fitness enthusiasts the importance of healthy eating and exercise. While one workout routine or eating plan won’t work for everyone, an exercise regiment and nutrition plan can have several positive physical and mental benefits. At Lakehouse Recovery, one of our curriculum topics includes mindful eating.…

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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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How Motivational Interviewing Can Help Your Recovery

Motivational Interviewing is a counseling practice that has become frequently used throughout the past few decades. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA) published an article highlighting the benefits of motivational interviewing on the recovery process. They boldly claim motivational interviewing as a more effective, alternative form of counseling. The nice thing about motivational…

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Staying Positive and Laughing Your Way Through Recovery

Discovering both humor and the brighter side of life, while in the darker parts of treatment, are sometimes a key ingredient in the recovery process. While the subject of recovery is not in itself a joking matter, finding humor can help you rise out of those dark times stronger than ever. As substance use disorders…

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The Benefits of Yoga in Therapy and Recovery

An article from the International Journal of Yoga about the therapeutic effects of yoga describes it as a “3,000-year-old tradition” that we in Western culture use as a “holistic approach to health.” Some may be skeptical about the health benefits yoga has, but there’s a lot of research proving its benefits. Of course, there are physical benefits,…

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Past Traumas and How They May Be Affecting You Now

At Lakehouse Recovery, we believe that to truly work through past trauma, one must first have a stable foundation. Our specialists are experienced with trauma, but as an organization, we do not focus on it. With that being said, there is no question that past traumas can have detrimentally long-lasting effects on both mental and…

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Differences Between Individual and Group Therapy

Therapy has long been used in the treatment of mental health disorders. As substance use disorder became recognized as its own form of mental health issue, professionals found that according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), behavioral therapy has become the most common and widely used method of treating substance use disorders of…

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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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