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What Needs To Be Understood About Drug Abuse And Addiction

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamMedically Reviewed By Sharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: June 9, 2022Updated: June 29, 2022If practical, sustained recovery from drug abuse is to be achieved, it will help the addicted young adult and their parents to develop a better understanding of the nature of addiction, including clearing…

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Sober Spring Break

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 18, 2022Updated: April 27, 2022For many young men, spring break can be a time to relax, celebrate, and, in most cases, party. For those in recovery, spring break can be overwhelming and complex. Without support, spring break can trigger a relapse and mental health…

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How Addiction Triggers Can Lead to Relapse

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 21, 2020Updated: August 30, 2020When you’ve recovered from an addiction, you have much to celebrate. You can look forward to a life that you’re in charge of, instead of a life controlled by addiction. But what happens when you relapse back into those negative…

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Relapse Prevention Plan

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 31, 2020Updated: August 17, 2020When you are facing drug and alcohol addiction, nothing seems like it will give you your life back. It is true your life will be different once you are sober, but you will have the ability to control more of…

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What is Relapse?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 24, 2020Updated: August 17, 2020You’ve worked hard to gain sobriety. You’ve spent a lot of your time trying to manage your addiction, stopping the addiction, and healing your wounds. You are ready to get back to life, but you’re worried. What is a relapse?…

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Identifying and Understanding Common Addiction Triggers in Recovery

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 12, 2020Updated: October 11, 2021If you’ve ever heard the opening chords of a song and been instantly transported back to your senior prom, then you’ve experienced the power of an emotional trigger. Additionally, if you’ve ever caught a fleeting waft of wild honeysuckle on…

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How to Avoid Relapse

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 15, 2019Updated: March 22, 2019After going through so much effort to become sober, the last thing anyone wants is a relapse. In an addiction treatment center, individuals can learn how to avoid relapse and stay in recovery. By learning how to manage triggers and…

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What Are Relapse Triggers?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 4, 2019Updated: October 7, 2021It’s exciting to know that the stigma is beginning to change surrounding addiction and addiction treatment. These days, more and more individuals are seeking help from professionals for addiction. If you’re looking for strategies that will facilitate long-term recovery, now…

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Nostalgia During Recovery: What You Need to Know

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 16, 2016Updated: July 7, 2021The road to recovery comes with dozens of mixed feelings and emotions – some helpful and some harmful. One such feeling is nostalgia, or a wistful longing to return to past times or circumstances, which can be tricky and may…

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Core Values To Guide Recovery

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 9, 2016Updated: October 11, 2021When addiction took over your life, drugs or alcohol became the focus of your world. Everything you did was guided by your need. You may have stolen and lied, neglected your health, and sacrificed the goodwill of family and friends…