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Therapeutic Recreation and Pain Relief

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 1, 2017 Updated: November 13, 2018 North Carolina is one of the many US states struggling with an opioid epidemic. Individuals in recovery may experience pain while working toward sobriety. Thankfully, rehabilitation facilities are beginning to use therapeutic recreation to combat pain.…

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Are Mental Illness and Substance Use Related?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 30, 2017 Updated: May 7, 2021 There is a strong connection between mental illness and substance use. There are many types of mental illness that can cause or heighten the severity of substance use disorders. For many, using substances is their…

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What is a Heroin Epidemic?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 28, 2017 Updated: October 8, 2021 Heroin is an addictive substance that comes from the poppy plant. It has similar effects as other opiates, such as morphine, but heroin has no documented medical use or purpose. The illegal use of heroin…

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What are Drug Rehab Centers?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 25, 2017 Updated: March 5, 2021 Drug rehab centers are facilities designed to help individuals overcome substance use disorders. These facilities implement a combination of medical, psychological, and holistic services to help clients manage their addiction and integrate back into everyday…

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Is Alcohol a Drug?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 23, 2017 Updated: March 5, 2021 To answer the question “is alcohol a drug?” we first have to define what a drug is. A drug is any substance that has physiological effects on the body. By that definition, alcohol is definitely…

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Is Addiction a Disease?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 19, 2017 Updated: May 7, 2021 You may be asking yourself is addiction a disease? Many people don’t realize that addiction is actually a very dangerous brain disease. It is classified this way because addiction affects the body’s ability to function,…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient: What’s the Difference?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 15, 2017 Updated: March 18, 2020 When deciding on drug rehab therapy, deciding inpatient vs outpatient can be a difficult decision. What’s the difference? Is one better than the other? Both types of rehab exist because they suit different needs. In…

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How Much Does Rehab Cost?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 10, 2017 Updated: March 18, 2020 When you make the decision to seek help, one of the first questions that pops into your head is probably “how much does rehab cost?” There are a lot of factors that decide how much…

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Am I An Alcoholic?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 8, 2017 Updated: October 8, 2021 Let’s say you have a few drinks here and there because it’s the normal thing to do: happy hour with coworkers, date night with your significant other, watching a movie at home by yourself… but…

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Treatment for Alcoholism

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 3, 2017 Updated: March 18, 2020 Addressing the Problem The first step to recovering from an alcohol addiction problem is recognizing and establishing that there is one. It’s important to know the signs of alcohol addiction when making the decision to…

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