Opioid Overdose Epidemic In Tenneessee

Tennessee Opioid Epidemic

Opioid overdose numbers in Tennessee can be shocking. The number of people who engage in drug abuse and suffer a drug overdose has come down somewhat in the last few years, but far too many people are still dying from a preventative tragedy. Knowing these numbers helps to understand the epidemic that’s occurring. Knowing treatment…

Naloxone Opioid Antagonist

What Is Naloxone?

When an overdose occurs from overuse of an opioid, the brain starts to shut down, breathing slows, and the heart rate falls. As this is happening, the use of an opioid antagonist, like naloxone may rapidly reverse the drug’s effects. As a direct result, breathing and heart rate are restored. This type of medication is…

THC Edibles

Are THC Edibles Dangerous?

What are edibles? Edibles are often sweet treats that contain some type of cannabis product in them. THC edibles contain the psychoactive component of marijuana. This type of product can make a person high. CBD edibles do not have THC in them, for the most part, but can be beneficial for health improvement. In all…

PCP

What Is PCP?

Phencyclidine, or PCP, is a type of substance that creates hallucinations. The PCP drug interacts with the function of the brain. Its original uses were as a type of anesthetic, but by the 1970s, people were using this drug for its out-of-body experiences. A PCP trip can seem as though a person is disassociated with…

man struggling with the effects of heroin abuse

5 Effects of Heroin Abuse

The effects of heroin abuse include short- and long-term side effects, life-threatening health conditions, withdrawal symptoms, and complications involved in opiate addictions. At Red Oak Recovery, we offer a dedicated heroin addiction treatment program that includes medically assisted recovery and holistic and evidence-based therapy programs tailored to those with a heroin use disorder. To learn…

man learning about national impaired driving prevention month

The Importance of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. With parties and events centered around traditional holidays, impaired driving increases during this time. Organize sober events and learn strategies to remain drug-free. At Red Oak Recovery in Asheville, North Carolina, we have addiction treatment programs that can change your life and make the holiday is even brighter this year.…

man achieving opioid addiction recovery

How to Achieve Opioid Addiction Recovery

At Red Oak Recovery, our opioid addiction treatment program provides a structured environment for you to overcome your dependence on opioids. Many clients come to us with addictions to prescription medication. Our dedicated team of medical and psychiatric professionals devotes their time and energy to help you find ways to overcome cravings and avoid a…

bottles of pills remind people of the benzo shortage

The Potential Dangers of a Benzo Shortage

If you’ve found yourself having trouble getting a refill of anxiety medication, you’re likely running into the effects of a benzo shortage. That’s due to a supply issue affecting a pharmacy’s ability to fill and dispense medication to patients. That forces your doctor to recommend alternatives that may not be as effective. If you’re feeling…

a young man discusses entering a men's rehab program outside of kent mi

3 Clinical Differences a North Carolina Rehab Can Make

When someone goes through a treatment program for addiction or mental health difficulties, they have several options to assist with their recovery. Clinical therapy works well as a starting point. At Red Oak Recovery in North Carolina, we use a balanced mix between clinical and holistic treatment to help those who struggle with issues that…