Posts Tagged ‘recovery’

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Creating a Positive Environment During Recovery

Just as a person’s childhood environment can affect the potential for future developed dependency on addictive substances or behaviors, a person’s environment can influence their treatment process and chances of maintaining recovery. In many cases, someone’s environment allows for easier access to drugs, alcohol, or social situations that may trigger a relapse. For example, a…

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The Importance of Relapse Prevention Programs

In many cases, those in recovery will relapse at some point. Thus, the incorporation of relapse prevention programs into a treatment regimen is essential. The common occurrence of relapse has even been acknowledged by professionals as part of recovery, hence why it’s important to know what to do if relapse occurs and how to prevent it.…

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Starting Your Path to Recovery

Recovery often looks very different from one person to the next. Some programs use the 12-steps, some are spiritually focused, and others may have strict and rigid rules for treatment and recovery. At Lakehouse Recovery Center, we believe in empowering our patients to take control over their recovery. If that means focusing on the 12-steps, that’s…

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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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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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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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Can Meditation Help in Recovery?

Meditation and mindfulness have become popular topics, promoted for their stress-reducing benefits. For people in recovery from a substance use disorder, meditation acts as a tool for managing complex thoughts and feelings. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has found that mindfulness training improves outcomes for people treated for substance use disorders. The terms “meditation”…

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Differences Between Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Treatment centers for substance use disorders may offer cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). While the names sound similar, these two methods have many differences. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), CBT stands as an evidence-based effective treatment for substance use disorders. DBT, designed to treat people with borderline personality disorder,…

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