Posts Tagged ‘addiction’

How to Break the Familial Addiction Cycle

How to Break the Familial Addiction Cycle

Despite the years of research that have gone into better understanding addiction, scientists still do not understand why some people suffer from addiction and others do not. Addiction is a biological disorder, meaning the chances of suffering increase if it runs in the family.  Research indicates that there are genes linked to forms of addiction.…

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Stimulants and Substance Use in California

Stimulants and Substance Use in California

Stimulants are highly addictive, commonly used substances. Stimulants are also, however, widely used to treat different medical conditions. Unfortunately, prescription use can, in some cases, lead to dependency. It is possible to use these substances without realizing it. A stimulant is a substance that excites the body by stimulating the central nervous system. They often…

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The Importance of Making Amends

The Importance of Making Amends

The concept of making amends is commonly associated with the 12-Steps to recovery. The Eighth and Ninth Steps of the program focus on creating a list of individuals someone has harmed and making amends when appropriate. We at the Lakehouse Recovery Center do not solely endorse the 12-Step approach. The Lakehouse believes that treatment should…

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Addiction Transference and False Recovery

In some cases, it is possible to think you have dealt with your addiction. In reality, however, you may have just transferred your emotional baggage to a new negative coping mechanism. While it is not the only cause of addiction or substance use disorder (SUD), the inability to cope with pressures, stress, or trauma in…

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Addiction, Mental Illness, and Work Burnout

Addiction, Mental Illness, and Work Burnout

The inability to healthily cope with pressure and stress can often lead to addiction or substance use disorder (SUD). This inability can be due to stressors in one’s personal life or professional life. High-pressure careers that are demanding and stress-inducing can lead individuals to use alcohol excessively and potentially use dangerous drugs. For example, high-ranking…

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Explaining Your Addiction to Your Children

When you struggle with addiction, substance use disorder (SUD), or even other co-occurring mental illnesses, your family members may suffer too. In some cases, your loved ones suffer from seeing you struggle with unintentional consequences of your life decisions revolving around your addiction.  In many cases, your loved ones suffer from choices you have made…

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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.…

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Relationships Between Sport-Related Injuries and Addiction

Relationships Between Sport-Related Injuries and Addiction

Research often focuses on the causations of addiction regarding our genetics, environmental influences, and general upbringing. We focus on the prevalence of suffering from addiction, based on how common it is within our family, peer pressure, or a number of other factors. One thing that we almost always fail to consider is if it is…

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Opioid Addiction in California

Opioid Addiction in California

The United States has been experiencing an opioid epidemic for years now. This epidemic has led to hundreds of deaths by overdose, numerous hospitalizations due to overdose, and millions of individuals suffering from addiction across the nation. While some of these people seek treatment, recover, and amend their lives, many unfortunately don’t. Several reasons may…

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Cultural Influence on Addiction

Cultural Influence on Addiction

While there is not necessarily one specific thing that causes someone to suffer from addiction, many factors can make addiction more common for different individuals or groups of people. Some of these most common factors include biological, environmental, and psychological factors. There is, however, another factor that can have a substantial effect on addiction; cultural…

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