a man wonders what is dual diagnosis

What Is Dual Diagnosis?

At Red Oak Recovery, we recognize that drug and alcohol addiction often co-occur with mental health conditions. In fact, research shows that millions of people suffer from both conditions simultaneously. If you’re battling addiction and mental health issues, then it is imperative to seek the best possible treatment. Several drug rehab programs help people overcome…

practices of mindfulness training

3 Practices of Mindfulness Training

Controlling negative thoughts and behaviors that often follow is a big part of addiction recovery. One way to do this is through mindfulness training, a process involving meditation, and a holistic view of overall health. At Red Oak Recovery, our team works closely with you to provide the best level of support as you work…

a young adult struggles with social anxiety disorder

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…

Young Adult Attending Mental Health Therapy

How Therapy Benefits Young Adult Mental Health

Teenagers and young adults often face challenges related to school, connecting with peers, and figuring out what they want to accomplish in life. The stress of trying to navigate these issues can take a toll on a young adult’s mental health. It can be even harder on individuals who are also trying to manage a…

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

National Depression Awareness Week is soon to happen. This important week is usually held during the first week of May. However, people also celebrate it in tandem with National Mental Health Awareness Week, which occurs at the beginning of October. This week is an important topic that deserves recognition, as many people are suffering from…

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Signs of Anxiety

In a healthy person, anxiety is a good thing. It helps your brain to warn about what it perceives as a high-risk situation. That allows your body to be ready to do something, whether it is to fight, run, or otherwise handle the situation. Yet, for some people, this feeling is uncontrolled and does not…

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Do I Have OCD?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one out of every four people has a mental disorder. To make matters worse, the vast majority of them never seek treatment for their mental disorders. One reason is that they aren’t aware that their feelings are abnormal. For that reason, it’s important for people to ask themselves,…

young man with therapist during National Minority Mental Health Month 2019

National Minority Mental Health Month

This July will be National Minority Mental Health Month. Each year, millions of people in the United States struggle to deal with a mental illness. During a lifetime, one out of five people will develop a mental disorder. These kinds of disorders do not target any specific group according to their color, identity, race or…