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Men’s Alcohol Rehab Program Chevy Chase, MD

Red Oak Recovery is a men’s alcohol rehab program serving Chevy Chase, MD, and other places across the country. Because you can find us in North Carolina, you may be wondering why someone would consider attending a rehab program that was outside their normal living area. A New Start Trying to get sober in the…

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What is THC?

Both the marijuana and hemp plants have what are known as cannabinoids. In fact, marijuana has close to 400 of these chemicals in its makeup. The two most known cannabinoids are THC and CBD. The human brain also has naturally-occurring cannabinoids in it. When a person ingests marijuana, the chemicals in it attach to the…

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What Is an Addiction Specialist?

Oftentimes, clients seeking treatment at Red Oak Recovery ask us, “What is an addiction specialist?” They want to know if there is something special in the education of these individuals and if they are actual physicians or counselors that are eligible to practice. The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” An addiction specialist has more training…

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Different Recovery Programs

The mechanics of addiction are straight-forward, but addiction itself varies from one individual to the next. Not only are the substances different, producing different symptoms and recovery challenges, but there are many other factors involved. Age, general physical health, length of usage, and even gender all contribute to how addiction needs to be managed. Add…

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Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment

People start using drugs or alcohol for many different reasons. For a specific portion of those who seek help for an addiction, they may wonder, “Do I need dual diagnosis treatment?” This question can only be answered after a thorough psychological evaluation and mental health history, including the mental health histories of parents and grandparents.…

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Why Do I Need Alcohol Use Counseling?

Why do I need alcohol use counseling once I stop drinking? This is a question many people ask. The answer is a simple one. An individual who has used or abused alcohol has a shaky relationship with drinking. Simply stopping drinking, for now, doesn’t address what is occurring inside a person’s mind that has made…