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Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: November 5, 2021Updated: November 19, 2021Throughout the country, millions of people deal with the devastating effects of addiction. When someone decides to become sober, they may go through a range of opioid withdrawal symptoms. A high-quality treatment program can help clients manage and…

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Do You Know the Signs of an Opioid Overdose?

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 6, 2020Updated: May 7, 2021It’s no news that the United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. The abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers — opioids like oxycodone, Vicodin, Percocet, methadone, and hydrocodone — continue to be the leading cause of unintentional death…

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Long Term Effects of Opioid Abuse

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 24, 2020Updated: February 13, 2020An estimated 2 million Americans struggled with opioid use in 2018. What are the long term effects of opioid abuse, and how can they affect you?Relations Long Term Effects of Opioid AbuseThe New York Times just ran a poignant article titled…

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Young Adults And Opiate Abuse

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 16, 2015Updated: October 11, 2021Opiates (also called narcotics or opioids) are a class of prescription painkillers with the potential to become highly addictive. Typically prescribed for post-surgical recovery or moderate to severe pain, opiate use has become an epidemic among young adults. The National Institute…

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Long-Time Drug Addicted Young Adults May Be Assisted By Mindfulness

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 3, 2015Updated: May 7, 2021Substance use therapists across the United States will be interested to learn of recent research pointing to the usefulness of mindfulness training in reducing the deficits in natural reward processing that may arise for those with more chronic pain and drug…

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Welcome Declines In Teen Prescription Opioid Abuse, Cigarette And Alcohol Use

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 30, 2014Updated: June 20, 2018Good news for all across the young adult recovery community is the discovery of a decline since 2013 in teen cigarette and alcohol use, as well as the abuse of prescription pain relievers. Stability was also recorded in rates of marijuana…