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Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Note: As this information becomes available, we will continue to update this piece to ensure its accuracy and to provide additional resources. How to Keep Yourself Safe and How LVRC Is Responding by Brielle Moore, Central Recovery In December 2019, news of Coronavirus...

Benefits of a Gratitude Journal: Tips to Start Your Own

Gratitude is an emotion that expresses appreciation and thankfulness. Keeping a gratitude journal to write down your experiences and feelings can be good for your health physically and mentally. Journaling can also help your healing process or aid your journey in...

Foods That Help Reduce Depression and Stress

Best Foods For Your Mental Health Your mental health is important at every stage in your life, and the foods that you eat can affect how you feel every day. So, we have a few nutritional foods that can help you stay physically and psychologically healthy. Drinks...

Pain Recovery

New MLB Drug Policy Helps Players Seek Treatment

New MLB Drug Policy Helps Players Seek Treatment

Applauding MLB's Efforts: Treatment Is Available         By LVRC's Chief Medical Officer, Mel Pohl, DFASAM Under a new drug policy, Major League Baseball announced that their players will be tested for opioids and cocaine. This will take effect at...

Veterans and Chronic Pain

Veteran Facts and Tips to Fight Pain According to National Institutes of Health (NIH), severe pain is significantly greater in veterans than civilians, especially among veterans who served in recent conflicts. There are more than 21 million U.S. veterans but many do...

The Difference between Chronic Pain and Acute Pain

  It is estimated that 1 in every 10 American adults suffer from chronic pain and often times those individuals are taking opiate painkillers. When an individual takes an opiate for a long period of time, it can lead to more problematic pain, a possible...

Addiction Treatment

What Is Addiction?: Risks and Treatment

Addiction or substance abuse occurs when there is a chemical imbalance in the brain that affects the feelings of reward, motivation, and memory. The alcohol/drug or “reward” causes the body to develop cravings. Over time, those cravings can increase and cause a person...

What Are the Risk Factors for Addiction?

What is Addiction? Substance abuse or “addiction” happens when there is a chemical imbalance in the brain, which affects the cognitive ability to control urges. It also alters the feeling of reward, motivation, and memory. The body starts to develop cravings for the...

Family Roles in Addiction

When someone has a substance abuse problem, it not only affects them but the people who are in their life. Addiction can be tough on family members, friends, and co-workers. It can affect work performance, academics, and the ability to maintain relationships....

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