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Benefits of Having a Sober Summer Vacation

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 7, 2021Updated: June 25, 2021Between the months of June and August every year, people around the country go on summer vacation. It’s a time to gather as a family, take a break from work, and, in many instances, enjoy delicious meals. However, one tradition…

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5 Problematic Addictive Behaviors

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 1, 2021Updated: October 7, 2021Many people don’t realize addictive behaviors are the result of deeper, underlying issues. To make matters worse, there’s a common misconception that when substance use ends, you successfully reach recovery. However, learning to cope with the problematic thought processes and…

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Drug Use in Asheville, North Carolina

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 25, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022Opioids are the most commonly abused drug in North Carolina. More than 10 million painkillers were prescribed in Buncombe County in 2018, according to county records. This reflects an opioid crisis that has raged throughout North Carolina in the past…

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The Opioid Epidemic in North Carolina

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 22, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022The NC opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of lives. Between 1999 and 2016, 12,000 residents of North Carolina died of opioid overdoses. Opioid addiction has ravished families and individuals and shows no sign of abating. If you or someone you…

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Signs You Need Individual Counseling

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 18, 2021Updated: October 8, 2021When you decide to attend addiction treatment programs, group and individual counseling allow you to explore your substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health disorders with a licensed therapist. At Red Oak Recovery, we use individual counseling in a number of evidence-based…

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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction Treatment

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 25, 2021Updated: April 27, 2021Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health disorder that involves intense mood swings between extreme highs and severe lows. Many people with this disorder struggle with symptoms daily if they don’t receive treatment. Sometimes, that leads to substance use as…

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The Troubling Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 20, 2021Updated: April 27, 2021The use of cocaine can create addiction and dependence. This highly addictive and illicit drug causes mental, physical, and emotional damage impacting nearly every facet of a person’s life. Once dependence forms, a person may be unable to stop using…

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12 Step Addiction Recovery Program near Waxhaw NC

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 19, 2021Updated: November 22, 2021Today, there is a broad range of addiction recovery programs available, but the option that most addiction treatment centers use is the 12-Step recovery model. This treatment model is backed up with decades of evidence and gives many of those…

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Recognizing Signs of Benzo Addiction

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 15, 2021Updated: April 27, 2021Benzodiazepines are a type of prescription drug used to treat sleeping disorders and anxiety. They can also create a high, which is why some people abuse them. These drugs typically work to calm a person, but these drugs can be…

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Help for Alcohol Addiction on National Screening Day

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 11, 2021Updated: October 8, 2021National Alcohol Screening Day is April 11, 2021. It is a day to bring awareness and help men and women struggling with alcohol addiction and dependence to get help. There is no doubt that those with addiction need help, but…