Lakehouse Recovery Center Joins MAP Recovery Network

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We are very excited to announce that the Lakehouse Recovery Center is now officially a member of the MAP Recovery Network. MAP strives to improve the outcomes of addiction treatment and by joining the Network, the Lakehouse gains additional resources which will help clients achieve greater long-term success. CEO and Executive Director of the Lakehouse Stuart Birnbaum said,

“We strive to meet our clients where they are and we tailor our treatment plans to every individual we serve. MAP’s comprehensive Recovery Support program opens up more opportunities for us to serve out clients. We are excited about joining the Recovery Network as this further distinguishes our commitment as a holistic treatment center that is invested in the long-term recovery of our clients.”

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What to Say to Someone in Recovery

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Going through recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is a process that can benefit largely from having the support of friends and family. It can be difficult for friends and family members to figure out what to say during these times. You want to help, but you’re not quite sure how. You don’t want to say anything that’s going to upset your loved one. Here is a list of what to say and what not to say to your loved on who is going through recovery.

Do NOT say:

“How long have you been sober?”

Instead Say:

“How is it going?”

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SOCRATES – A Scale that Assesses Your Readiness To Change

Sobriety | LakehouseRecoveryCenter.comA treatment model discussed in previous blog articles is the Stages of Change model, which assesses the strength of your desire to change versus the strength of your addiction.

Stages of Change is a clear description of the various stages that one goes through when making a significant life change.

In addition to this, there is also an assessment scale called the Stages of Change Readiness and Treatment Eagerness Scale SOCRARTES. It’s a self-report assessment containing 19 questions using three scales: Recognition, Ambivalence, and Taking Steps.

The assessment was developed in 1996 by William R. Miller and J. Scott Tonigan. It is meant to measure a substance abusers current state of readiness for change. The questionnaire takes approximately three minutes to complete and there is no training required to administer it.

One of the benefits of using the Stages of Change model as well as the SOCRATES assessment is that it can point to whether a person is ready to engage in treatment. Frequently, family and friends pressure an individual to begin treatment.

However, if he or she isn’t ready to make that change, then relapse can occur. Of course, the SOCRATES assessment as well as the Stages of Change model can also help an individual determine whether he or she is ready. Sobriety is a large commitment and one needs to be ready to make a step in that direction.

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