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America’s Opioid Epidemic

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 1, 2018Updated: November 13, 2018To say there’s an opioid epidemic in the United States is almost an understatement. Experts say that the problem is the worst public health crisis in all of American history. To make matters worse, it doesn’t look like the situation…

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Drug Rehab in Florida vs North Carolina

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 15, 2017Updated: November 22, 2021Going to a drug rehab seems very scary, however, you’ll soon learn it’s the best choice you could make. Addiction is a very cunning disease. Therefore, you’ll begin to believe you don’t need help. Overall, many people don’t realize the…

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3 Signs You Need Addiction Help

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 15, 2017Updated: May 7, 2021Overall, it’s much easier to recognize signs of alcohol or drug addiction in other people. However, when it comes to yourself, you likely have trouble being objective. Thus, admitting you have a problem is extremely difficult. If you notice the…

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How Do We Know Addiction Is a Disease?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 15, 2017Updated: May 7, 2021Addiction is a disease. For those still looking for confirmation, there are scientific studies that prove it is. Overall, the definition helps us fight the stigma many associate with the disease. People with addictions are sick. When we realize they…

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The Benefits of Rehab Centers in North Carolina

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 1, 2017Updated: October 7, 2021Deciding you need drug rehab is a daunting task. Therefore, you might choose a facility close to home. However, doing so might not be the best option. Rehab centers in North Carolina help you escape the daily grind and temptations…

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What to Expect From Alcohol Rehab

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 15, 2017Updated: October 8, 2021If you’re ready to break free from alcohol addiction, you’ll benefit from professional support. It’s important to understand that when selecting a rehab program there are two main options. These include inpatient and outpatient programs. That said, if you have…

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Therapeutic Recreation and Pain Relief

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 1, 2017Updated: November 13, 2018North 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. Understanding how it works may…

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Are Mental Illness and Substance Use Related?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 30, 2017Updated: May 7, 2021There 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 way of coping with unaddressed…

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What is a Heroin Epidemic?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 28, 2017Updated: October 8, 2021Heroin 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 in the United States has…

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What are Drug Rehab Centers?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 25, 2017Updated: March 5, 2021Drug 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 life.Since everyone’s struggle with addiction…

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