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Core Values To Guide Recovery

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 9, 2016Updated: October 11, 2021When addiction took over your life, drugs or alcohol became the focus of your world. Everything you did was guided by your need. You may have stolen and lied, neglected your health, and sacrificed the goodwill of family and friends…

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Making a Lasting Change: Are You Ready?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 25, 2016Updated: March 3, 2022Over 30 years ago, a team of researchers identified motivation as a prime indicator of success in recovery. Their research is the basis for the Stages of Change model, which assesses an individual’s readiness to make a permanent life change.Identifying…

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Culinary Arts Benefit Clients During Active & Post Rehab Process

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 28, 2015Updated: March 3, 2022At Red Oak Recovery, clients embrace gardening, cooking and eating as key parts of their recovery program. Nutrition plays an integral role in physical and emotional healing, and residents discover this by growing and harvesting their food, taking culinary classes,…

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Animal-Assisted Addiction Therapy

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 23, 2015Updated: March 3, 2022The internet is overrun with animal videos and cute animal memes: evidence of our love for animal antics. Now, therapists are using the human affinity for animals as a treatment pathway for mental and physical conditions, including addiction—and the results…

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Think Twice Before Lighting Up During Rehab

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 12, 2015Updated: March 3, 2022For 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…

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Nutrition and Addiction: Caring For Your Body During Rehab

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 13, 2015Updated: March 18, 2020Substance 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…

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Specialized Addiction Recovery For Young Women

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 26, 2015Updated: October 7, 2021While 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…

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Drug Addiction And Its Very Real Medical Consequences

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 31, 2015Updated: May 7, 2021Parents 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…

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What Effects Do Designer Drugs Have On The Brain?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 10, 2015Updated: May 7, 2021Capable 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…