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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction Treatment

Bipolar 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 a way to control their symptoms. Yet, alcohol and drug addiction coupled with mental health…

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Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder in a Loved One

Feeling anxious about meeting a new person or speaking in front of others is not unusual or unhealthy. Yet, for some people, social interaction is complicated and, in some ways, debilitating. This condition, also known as social phobia, a person with a social anxiety disorder has an intense fear of judgment or rejection from other…

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The Purpose of Gender-Specific Treatment

If you live in Charleston, SC, you may be looking for an addiction treatment program in North Carolina to meet your needs. Sometimes, it helps to get away from home to concentrate on healing and recovery. At Red Oak Recovery in Ashville, we welcome clients from other states in our gender-specific drug and alcohol treatment…

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4 Common Holiday Addiction Triggers

Going through detox is one of the most challenging parts of the recovery process. However, you can experience withdrawals long after leaving an addiction treatment program at Red Oaks Recovery. Withdrawal symptoms can last for months after your original treatment period. Holiday addiction triggers include parties and feelings of depression and anxiety that often accompany your first…

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3 Signs of Seasonal Depression

If you find yourself getting blue when the seasons change, there are many others in the same boat. Seasonal depression can complicate your recovery if you haven’t developed the tools to take your thoughts and emotions into your own hands. Learn to recognize the signs of seasonal depression and learn about our depression treatment center at Red…

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Understanding the Effects of Seasonal Depression

Perhaps you find yourself experiencing bouts of sadness or feelings of moodiness during certain times of the year. If so, you may be experiencing seasonal depression. What you’re feeling may be more than just the winter blues. If you’re tired of dealing with these feelings each year, you may want to look into getting professional…

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How To Celebrate World Mental Health Day

Saturday, October 10, 2020, is World Mental Health Day. People across the world celebrate this holiday yearly to bring awareness about mental health conditions. If you wish to jump on board and celebrate this necessary time of year, consider one of the following options as a celebratory action. To learn more about World Mental Health…

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What Is Mental Health Awareness Week?

Mental Health Awareness Week is a time when reflection about different mental issues is explored. It gives people a chance to understand the signs and symptoms of the many conditions, as well as provide options for treatment if they or someone they know has a mental health difficulty to deal with. This year, Mental Health…

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Breaking the Current Stigma Surrounding Men’s Mental Health

Men have feelings and emotions just as women do, but often society frowns upon men who openly show them. Generally, there’s a stigma surrounding men’s mental health. Our society seems to indicate that men should always be brave and fearless, bold, and unemotional. Sadly, this isn’t healthy for anyone. Emotional expression is healthy while holding…