man struggling with common addiction triggers

Identifying and Understanding Common Addiction Triggers in Recovery

If you’ve ever heard the opening chords of a song and been instantly transported back to your senior prom, then you’ve experienced the power of an emotional trigger. Additionally, if you’ve ever caught a fleeting waft of wild honeysuckle on the evening breeze and suddenly remembered your cousin’s outdoor wedding, that too was a trigger.…

a man smiles as he decides to attend red oak recovery instead of a men's rehab program in chicago il

Why a Men’s Rehab Program in Chicago, IL Is Not Your Only Option

Sometimes, you just need to get away from everyone and everything in your life to reset your balance. In general, there’s nothing wrong with this, especially if you’re struggling to recover from drug or alcohol use disorder. Seeing the same familiar faces and walking the same city streets day after day can make your recovery…

a young man experiences the signs of stress

Recognizing the Signs of Stress in Your Young Adult

Young adults are a jumble of emotions on a good day. Accordingly, their minds and bodies are still going through changes, hormonal and otherwise, almost constantly. But when you add stress to the mix, your grown child may feel overwhelmed. Consequently, explosive anger, self-isolation, and the silent treatment are all indicators that your loved one…

a woman talks to a man about coping with loneliness

Strategies for Adults Coping With Loneliness

Coping with loneliness is more difficult for some teenagers than it is for others. In fact, loneliness can be exceptionally difficult for those who’ve experienced trauma or loss in their past. It’s completely normal to occasionally feel like nobody understands what you’re going through and to struggle with moments of doubt, guilt, and fear. But for those…