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Do You Know the Signs of an Opioid Overdose?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 6, 2020 Updated: May 7, 2021 It’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…

Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse [Infographic]

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 27, 2018 Updated: July 7, 2021  When you’re sick and aren’t showing any signs of getting better, doctors will prescribe medications to help your health. However, abusing these medications can cause severe health problems. Without proper treatment, continuing to abuse…

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Atlanta Opioid Crisis Statistics

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 8, 2018 Updated: June 14, 2021 Opioid deaths are on the rise. Abuse of prescription pain pills is on the upswing, too. Young adults are among the most vulnerable. A good example is the current extent of the Atlanta opioid crisis.…

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Pill Popping & Prescription Drug Abuse

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 26, 2015 Updated: June 28, 2019 The statistics are staggering. At just five percent of the world’s population, the U.S. consumed 75% of the world’s prescription drugs in 2010. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 54.2% of people taking…

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Do You Have An Adderall Addiction?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 10, 2015 Updated: October 11, 2021 Adderall is a prescription drug that brings proven benefits to those suffering from narcolepsy and attention disorders like ADD and ADHD. It has long been a “study drug” of choice for healthy high school and…

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Drug Addiction And Its Very Real Medical Consequences

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 31, 2015 Updated: May 7, 2021 Parents and guardians who seek drug and alcohol treatment in North Carolina often do so out of an awareness of the consequences of addiction that go beyond the spiritual or an inability to get on…

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The Scourge of “Drugged Driving” Among American Youth

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 20, 2015 Updated: June 20, 2018 There are seemingly endless reasons for the importance of young adult treatment in North Carolina. One reason that may not receive the emphasis that it deserves, is ‘drugged driving’. Deaths among young people can be…

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Teens Put At Risk By Anti-Anxiety Medication Prescriptions

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 6, 2015 Updated: May 7, 2021 Anyone with a stake in young adult treatment in North Carolina will take an interest in new research suggesting that there is a greater likelihood of teens who have been prescribed anxiety or sleep medications…

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

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 30, 2014 Updated: June 20, 2018 Good 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…