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Relapse Prevention Techniques

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 10, 2019Updated: July 7, 2021The prospect of experiencing a relapse is a huge fear for many people affected by substance use and addiction issues. While it is perfectly normal to be anxious about a setback, the best protection comes in the form of educating…

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Addiction and Mental Health Counseling near Arlington VA

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 12, 2018Updated: November 22, 2021Addiction is a dangerous and never-ending cycle for those who never get the help they need. Through medical attention and professional counseling, individuals can reach a successful recovery. For those within the Virginia area, their first instinct might be to…

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Common Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms [Infographic]

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 15, 2018Updated: November 13, 2018Frequent or excessive alcohol consumption can inevitably develop into an addiction. Through continual use, individuals build a tolerance to the drug, meaning they’ll need to drink more to experience the same euphoric effects. Eventually, trying to stop drinking will make…

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5 Benefits of Exercise for Men in Recovery

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 26, 2016Updated: October 7, 2021You know that exercise is good for you – and it’s also a great recovery tool. Among the many health benefits, working out can improve heart health, increase concentration, remove toxins from the body, ease anxiety, and reduce substance cravings.Here…

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Benefits of Pet Therapy During Recovery

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 5, 2016Updated: March 3, 2022Teens and young adults face many challenges as they work to find their unique place in the world, especially while they struggle with substance misuse or a dual diagnosis like depression or anxiety. The Center for the Interaction of Animals and…

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Addiction Risk of ADHD Medication

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 5, 2016Updated: May 7, 2021Required multi-tasking can be a harsh reality when students head to college, and they may resort to taking prescription drugs like Adderall (an ADHD medication) to manage the lifestyle change. While some students abuse Adderall because they want to get…

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The Therapeutic Benefits of Decluttering Your Space for Spring

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 23, 2016Updated: May 7, 2021“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are full of yesterday’s junk.” – Louise Smith, AuthorSpring cleaning is more than a housecleaning ritual. For young adults recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, decluttering is a beneficial part of…

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Music & Addiction: Neurological Benefits

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 2, 2016Updated: June 20, 2018Music has long been considered a natural anti-depressant, an emotional outlet, a creative stimulus, and a tension reducer. Many studies discuss the benefit of music on physical, mental, and emotional health, and this may be especially important for people in…