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Is Alcohol a Drug?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 23, 2017Updated: March 5, 2021To 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 a drug. Although it is…

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Is Addiction a Disease?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 19, 2017Updated: May 7, 2021You 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, just like cancer and cardiovascular…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient: What’s the Difference?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 15, 2017Updated: March 18, 2020When 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 the same way that everyone’s struggle…

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How Much Does Rehab Cost?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 10, 2017Updated: March 18, 2020When 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 drug rehab treatment costs and…

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Am I An Alcoholic?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 8, 2017Updated: October 8, 2021Let’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 at what point do you…

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Treatment for Alcoholism

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 3, 2017Updated: March 18, 2020Addressing the ProblemThe 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 check into an alcoholism treatment plan.Some…

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Addiction Definition

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 1, 2017Updated: May 7, 2021Addiction is a complex brain disease, often making it hard to pin down an exact addiction definition. A person’s dependency on a harmful substance with an inability to cut back or stop usually characterizes addiction. Over a long period, a…

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Tips for Better Financial Health

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 16, 2017Updated: May 7, 2021Drug and alcohol use can certainly weigh heavy on your wallet — both in terms of paying for the addictive substance and the time taken away from other activities, including work.Financial problems are often cited as a possible symptom of addiction.…

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E-Cigarettes Less Toxic Than Cigarettes

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 8, 2017Updated: June 19, 2018Thinking of quitting smoking? Using e-cigarettes may be a safe health tool, according to a new study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.Researchers found fewer cancer-causing substances in the body of people who switched from smoking regular cigarettes…

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Can a Mediterranean Diet Help Depression?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 2, 2017Updated: October 8, 2021According to a new study, sticking to a Mediterranean diet and getting nutritional support could be a powerful duo when it comes to depression symptoms. Although the study was small – involving 67 participants with major depressive disorder – the…

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