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Letting Go and Finding Peace During Recovery

While the path to recovery can come with many trials and tribulations, there are several things you can do to make these challenges easier to manage. The obvious methods may include seeking treatment, going to therapy, or attending group meetings. However, there are many things you can do yourself to foster a successful recovery, some…

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Recovery, LA Living, and Co-occurring Disorders

One of the most high-risk scenarios that occur with individuals suffering from addiction or substance use disorder is the development of other co-occurring mental illnesses. Sometimes, untreated mental illnesses can even lead to substance use disorders (SUD). Lakehouse Recovery is equipped to treat both regardless of your specific situation. While focusing on addiction treatment specifically,…

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Creativity, Treatment, and Recovery

People sometimes forget that there are many treatments, paths, and ways to recover successfully. We often discuss the traditional methods associated with treatment; individual and group therapy, relapse prevention, and traditional counseling focused on a client’s long-term goals during treatment and afterward in recovery. However, there are many other ways to recover from addiction and…

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What Can Individual Therapy Do For You?

In a recent article, we discussed the benefits of participating in family therapy for addiction and substance use disorder (SUD). There are many treatment methods beneficial during treatment and recovery. Many of these methods are even more effective when used together. In addition to family therapy, individual therapy sessions are an essential part of treating…

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The Healing Effect of Music Therapy

As therapies and methods of treatment have evolved in the medical community over the past few decades alone, treatment methods that may at one point have seemed a bit unorthodox have become increasingly popular and effective. Aside from homeopathic and spiritual or cultural practices that are still considered to be taboo, one type of therapy…

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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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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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