Posts Tagged ‘addiction’

Happy National Recovery Month!

National Recovery Month has been in existence since 1989. For 31 years, we’ve been celebrating not just the importance of recovery, but the importance of connection and community as well. Maintaining recovery can often take a village: a village of support and compassion from a community of family, friends, and peers who have gone through…

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A Holistic Lifestyle Guide to a Holistic Recovery

A holistic approach to recovery means looking at the well-being of several dimensions of health. These dimensions can include physical, emotional, and social well-being; in some cases, this can also include a person’s spiritual well-being.  Similarly to why individualized treatment has become so important in today’s modern methods of treatment, holistic approaches to recovery have…

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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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addiction and the brain

Addiction, Pain, and What Happens in Your Brain

It can be beneficial to understand the science of what’s happening to us at any given point in our lives. In terms of addiction, substance use disorder, or other co-occurring mental illnesses, understanding what is going on in your brain can benefit you and the people around you. Especially regarding the stereotypes and stigmatization surrounding…

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Destigmatizing the Stigma of Addiction

For years, the topic of mental illness has been stigmatized and considered taboo. Even today, certain stereotypes and inaccurate representations of mental illness exist. However, in recent years, there have been significant efforts to normalize mental illness and co-occurring addiction. As the public health crisis of addiction and overdoses continues to rise, destigmatizing mental illness…

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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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How Treating Trauma Can Help in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is often thought to be an overnight experience driven by the intense craving for drugs and alcohol. Some even believe that addiction is simply a lack of willpower, but this is far from the truth. Addiction is often interwoven with mental health problems and past traumas. Trauma especially can play a significant role in…

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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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