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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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Do I Have a Painkiller Addiction?

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 7, 2019Updated: October 11, 2021Many people start taking painkillers for chronic pain or other illnesses. After a few days or weeks of using painkillers, they may begin to develop a dependency on the drug. Before long, they realize that they have a painkiller addiction. Even…

Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse

Signs of Prescription Drug Abuse [Infographic]

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 27, 2018Updated: July 7, 2021When 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 these drugs can even be fatal. Suspecting…

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Atlanta Opioid Crisis Statistics

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 8, 2018Updated: June 14, 2021Opioid 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.How Bad is the Opioid Problem in…

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Pill Popping & Prescription Drug Abuse

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 26, 2015Updated: June 28, 2019The 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 prescription drugs got them from a…

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Do You Have An Adderall Addiction?

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 10, 2015Updated: October 11, 2021Adderall 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 college students seeking higher GPAs, and…

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Drug Addiction And Its Very Real Medical Consequences

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 31, 2015Updated: May 7, 2021Parents 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 with day-to-day life. Drug addiction has…

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The Scourge of “Drugged Driving” Among American Youth

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 20, 2015Updated: June 20, 2018There 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 largely attributed to car crashes which…

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Teens Put At Risk By Anti-Anxiety Medication Prescriptions

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 6, 2015Updated: May 7, 2021Anyone 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 abusing them later, than those who…

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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…