The Disease Model of Addiction - Lakehouse Recovery Center

The Disease Model of Addiction: What is It?

Aside from neurological, biological, and environmental, there are a lot of factors that contribute to the disease model of addiction. Find out how addiction works below. What is The Disease Model of Addiction? In 1956, the American Medical Association voted that addiction is, in fact, a disease, a treatable illness. Later this would go on to include drug addiction too. …Read More

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What are the Dangers of Intravenous Drug Use?

  Injecting is one of the most dangerous routes of administration of drugs. Users choose the intravenous (IV) method of drug use because of its ability to produce immediate effects, but the potential dangers of IV drug abuse are extreme. Overdose and death are much more likely as a result of IV drug use, as well as a slew of …Read More

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Discovering Self-Identity in Sobriety

  Addiction causes us to lose touch with ourselves. Our ideas, emotions, and attitudes become controlled by our insatiable desire for the next drink or drug. Eventually, we come to a point where we feel as though we are inseparable from our addiction; that addiction is our identity. One of the great joys of sobriety is being able to finally …Read More

What is Emotional Sobriety?

What is Emotional Sobriety?

  Many men and women enter into the process of recovery thinking that they will stop using drugs or alcohol and go about life as usual. This is a frightening concept, considering that our reliance on substances was often an attempt to self-medicate our emotional problems. When drugs and alcohol are removed from our lives, we may fall victim to …Read More