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How to Help a Loved One Through Substance Abuse

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 2, 2021 Updated: August 18, 2021 A 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.…

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

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 27, 2021 Updated: October 8, 2021 Have 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 Alternatively, they may simply appear withdrawn.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…

Naloxone Opioid Antagonist

What Is Naloxone?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 24, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 When 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…

THC Edibles

Are THC Edibles Dangerous?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 17, 2021 Updated: March 31, 2021 What 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…

PCP

What Is PCP?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 8, 2021 Updated: October 11, 2021 Phencyclidine, 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…

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Fentanyl Side Effects

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 12, 2019 Updated: October 11, 2021 Fentanyl 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.…

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Teen Substance Use

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 8, 2019 Updated: May 6, 2021 Unfortunately, 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,…

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Substance Use in the Workplace

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 4, 2019 Updated: May 6, 2021 Substance use in the workplace affects everyone involved. Like most people, individuals who have a drug addiction have to work to earn money. When they are using drugs while working, it puts the health and…