the dangers of smoking during rehab

Think Twice Before Lighting Up During Rehab

For young people working their way through addiction treatment, a smoking habit may seem like the “lesser of evils.” Not so. In addition to cancer and disease risk associated with cigarettes, a recent study now shows that smoking actually increases the risk for relapse among recovering alcoholics. “Quitting smoking will improve anyone’s health. But our…

nutrition and addiction and how it helps with recovery

Nutrition and Addiction: Caring For Your Body During Rehab

Substance addiction can damage both the mind and body. Intensive outpatient and outpatient addiction treatment programs clients heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Detoxification and cognitive-behavior therapy help purge the body of substances and the mind of negative thoughts that cause destruction. As you’re “unloading” what’s weighing you down, you’ll also need to think about replenishing…

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Specialized Addiction Recovery For Young Women

While men are more likely than women to become chemically dependent, women face unique challenges throughout their addiction and recovery. Biological, emotional, relational, and societal factors differ between the genders, so it’s important that addiction specialists understand the unique needs of female clients and gear recovery programs to meet those needs. To learn more about…

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Drug Addiction And Its Very Real Medical Consequences

Parents and guardians who seek drug and alcohol treatment in North Carolina often do so out of an awareness of the consequences of addiction that go beyond the spiritual or an inability to get on with day-to-day life. Drug addiction has long been associated with various medical issues, ranging from stroke, cancer and mental disorders…

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What Effects Do Designer Drugs Have On The Brain?

Capable mental health therapists assisting substance-addicted young adults get back to full physical and spiritual health will know of the importance of keeping up to date with the latest knowledge about drugs and their effects. The situation is no different with what are known as “designer drugs”, which are manufactured to chemically resemble illicit drugs,…

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What Needs To Be Understood About Drug Abuse And Addiction

If effective, sustained recovery from drug abuse is to be achieved, it will help the addicted young adult and their parents to develop a better understanding of the nature of addiction, including clearing up some persistent misconceptions. Many parents inquiring about the services of a young adult rehab in North Carolina may initially imagine their…

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Improved Chances Of Employment For Women Who Receive Gender-Specific Substance Abuse Treatment

The importance of gender-specific substance abuse treatment programs is widely recognized within the young adult recovery community. Young women, certainly, stand to benefit from a program that is centered around their unique requirements in early recovery. Now, research has been conducted revealing that women receiving treatment in gender-specific programs are more likely to be employed…

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Red Oak Recovery Expands Expressive Arts Therapy Program

Red Oak Recovery has expanded their expressive arts therapy program as an additional means to reach their clients through experiential education.  Expressive arts allow for multiples avenues of creative expression, imagination, active participation, and mind-body connection where clients can take a closer look at their feelings, emotions, and thought processes. Red Oak Recovery includes varies…