The Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

The Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: October 20, 2021Updated: October 5, 2021The opioid epidemic has harmed countless individuals and their loved ones across the country in recent years. Despite substantial efforts toward reducing opioid misuse, the nation is far from having this public health crisis under control. If an…

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How to Help a Loved One Through Substance Abuse

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 2, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022A substance abuse disorder occurs when an individual develops alcohol or drug dependency that harms their life. Often, this individual can’t or doesn’t want to stop using, despite the negative consequences of their substance abuse. Initially, it can be hard to…

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How To Respond If You Suspect Drug Addiction In Your Young Adult

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 27, 2021Updated: October 8, 2021Have you noticed your young adult or adolescent behaving differently recently, with no obvious explanation? Perhaps they always seem to be tired, hostile, or depressed? Alternatively, they may simply appear withdrawn. If this is the case, your loved one may have…

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The Opioid Epidemic in North Carolina

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 22, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022The NC opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of lives. Between 1999 and 2016, 12,000 residents of North Carolina died of opioid overdoses. Opioid addiction has ravished families and individuals and shows no sign of abating. If you or someone you love…

Naloxone Opioid Antagonist

What Is Naloxone?

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 24, 2021Updated: March 31, 2021When an overdose occurs from overuse of an opioid, the brain starts to shut down, breathing slows, and the heart rate falls. As this is happening, the use of an opioid antagonist, like naloxone may rapidly reverse the drug’s effects. As…

THC Edibles

Are THC Edibles Dangerous?

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 17, 2021Updated: March 31, 2021What are edibles? Edibles are often sweet treats that contain some type of cannabis product in them. THC edibles contain the psychoactive component of marijuana. This type of product can make a person high. CBD edibles do not have THC in…

PCP

What Is PCP?

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 8, 2021Updated: October 11, 2021Phencyclidine, or PCP, is a type of substance that creates hallucinations. The PCP drug interacts with the function of the brain. Its original uses were as a type of anesthetic, but by the 1970s, people were using this drug for its…

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Fentanyl Side Effects

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 12, 2019Updated: October 11, 2021Fentanyl is one of the most potent opioids in the world. It is 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine. Because of fentanyl side effects and overdose risks, fentanyl is a schedule II drug. While it might be available legally…

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Teen Substance Use

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 8, 2019Updated: May 6, 2021Unfortunately, teen substance use is a common problem. Peer pressure can influence teenagers to try drugs or alcohol initially. Over time, recreational use can turn into an addiction. Once someone has a substance use problem, rehab programs at a teen and…