Lake Ave Recovery Blog
The Unexpected College Experience
While college is seen by many as fun-loving years, for some, it’s a stressful and difficult period of adjustment and acclimation.
Bad Habit or Addiction?
While some are more prone to addictive behaviors due to genetic and environmental factors, it still may be difficult to differentiate between a bad habit and an addiction.
Addiction: A Family Affair
The strain substance use and addiction place on a family system are unimaginable and extremely toxic to the health of that family system
September is Recovery Month!
Each year, National Recovery Month serves as a time to honor the achievements of those in recovery and spread awareness of SUDs.
'We're Crushed': Animal tranquilizer Found Mixed with Drugs in Worcester County
WCVB visited Lake Ave Recovery to discuss the danger that the Worcester community is facing with an increasing number of instances of drugs tainted with an animal tranquilizer.
Follicular Lymphoma Patient Reaches Remission and Sobriety | Dana Farber Cancer Institute
“Cancer is not going to kill you, but your drinking could,” an oncologist told John Ferris. “We want to help.”
How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Last?
At Lake Ave Recovery, we understand the challenges that many face when embarking on their recovery journey. Alcohol withdrawal is a serious challenge for many.
Why Spending Time in Nature Can Help With Recovery
By incorporating outdoor experiential services into our evidence-based treatment program, clients at Lake Ave Recovery are given the opportunity to enrich their mind, body, and spirit while bathing in the beneficial qualities of the natural environment.
Maintaining Recovery with the Help of Support Groups
As a part of the maintenance of recovery, Lake Ave Recovery often encourages clients and alumni to participate in support groups in order to support their journey.
Experts by Experience
Dr. James DiReda’s web series touched upon the importance of the giving and receiving of non-professional, non-clinical assistance from individuals who have lived-experiences with substance use disorder and who support others on their recovery journey.
What are the Physical Signs of Alcohol Use Disorder?
An Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a pattern of drinking that results in harmful consequences for an individual's mental or physical health, personal relationships, or ability to function at work. The exact cause of AUD is unknown, but researchers believe a combination of genetic, social, and environmental factors interacts to raise a person's risk of developing a problem with alcohol.