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Why Quiet Time Counts

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 19, 2016Updated: June 19, 2018Once you’ve completed detox and the early stages of recovery, you may find yourself trying to fill your schedule with an activity, volunteer opportunity, or social engagement. After all, the saying goes: “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” Right?While it’s…

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Mental Health: Not a Dirty Word

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 12, 2016Updated: June 19, 2018In honor of World Mental Health Day on Monday, October 10, advocates, celebrities, and even royals spoke up to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness.Perhaps one of the most poignant quotes from the day was from Prince William, who along…

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Real-life Lessons from Recovery

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 4, 2016Updated: June 19, 2018While there’s no such thing as a “do-over” button in life, there is a silver lining to some bad experiences. Mainly, you can use what you’ve learned to help others navigate a rough patch.A recent article published by the grassroots…

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Getting to the Basics of Gestalt Therapy

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 27, 2016Updated: July 7, 2021What is gestalt therapy and will it work for you?Developed in the 1940s by Frederick “Fritz” Perls and collaborators Laura Perls and Paul Goodman as an alternative to conventional psychoanalysis, gestalt therapy has been used today to successfully treat a…

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Selfie Shows Face of Addiction

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 20, 2016Updated: July 7, 2021A woman’s recent selfie on Reddit is sending a very real message about the harmful effects of drugs on your skin and the positive transformations that can occur from getting sober.She posted two photos – shot 826 days apart –…

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Unraveling The Causes of Addiction

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 12, 2016Updated: May 7, 2021Why are some of us prone to addiction — whether alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, or sex — and others aren’t? It’s a complicated question and one that continues to be investigated and debated by scientists and addiction specialists alike. A…

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The Nutritional Whammy of Addiction

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 30, 2016Updated: May 7, 2021It’s likely not too surprising that years of substance use can take a nutritional toll on the body. That’s because both alcohol and drugs can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which threaten physical and mental health, damage vital organs and…

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5 Benefits of Exercise for Men in Recovery

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 26, 2016Updated: October 7, 2021You know that exercise is good for you – and it’s also a great recovery tool. Among the many health benefits, working out can improve heart health, increase concentration, remove toxins from the body, ease anxiety, and reduce substance cravings.Here…

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Even Olympic Athletes Suffer Depression

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 12, 2016Updated: May 7, 2021U.S. Olympic swimmer Allison Schmitt, 26, is making waves when it comes to breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.This week, the Olympian, who finished second in the women’s 4X100m freestyle relay, spoke candidly about her own struggles with depression and…

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Trauma-Informed Addiction Treatment for Women: What You Need to Know

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 20, 2016Updated: June 20, 2018It’s likely not too shocking that trauma and addiction are intertwined. In fact, trauma has been linked with drug abuse as well as with overeating, compulsive sexual behavior, and other types of addiction. And the connection is most profound among…

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