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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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Men and Body Image

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 13, 2016Updated: May 7, 2021Just as we now know that alcoholism is not just a “man’s disease,” we also know that eating disorders and poor body image aren’t just “women’s problems.”At least one million men suffer from eating disorders, according to the National Institutes…

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Controlling Anger in Recovery

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 22, 2016Updated: June 20, 2018Learning to control your anger is an important step in your lasting recovery. While we all get angry, feeling anger too strongly or displaying it frequently and aggressively can be harmful to your health. It can place extreme physical strain…

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Could You Have Binge-Eating Disorder?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 9, 2016Updated: May 7, 2021Most of us have overstuffed ourselves at one point in time — whether after a particularly stressful day at work or during a calorie-laden holiday feast. For the 3.5 percent of American women and 2 percent of American men with binge-eating…

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Strawberries Top Dirty Dozen List

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 1, 2016Updated: June 20, 2018Succulent strawberries may seem like the perfect summertime treat –  these berries are loaded with vitamin C (which is known to be helpful in the detoxification process of withdrawal) and they’ll surely satisfy any sweet craving!Unfortunately, however, they’ve also just…

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Benefits of Pet Therapy During Recovery

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 5, 2016Updated: March 3, 2022Teens and young adults face many challenges as they work to find their unique place in the world, especially while they struggle with substance misuse or a dual diagnosis like depression or anxiety. The Center for the Interaction of Animals and…

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New Study Links Marijuana Use With Money Problems

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 13, 2016Updated: March 3, 2022A new study* published in the March 2016 issue of the journal Clinical Psychological Science found statistically significant links between heavy marijuana use and reduced socioeconomic status. The study, carried out at the University of California-Davis, with partial funding from…

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Addiction & Disordered Eating: Links & Treatments

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 7, 2016Updated: March 3, 2022Statistically significant relationships have been found between substance use and disordered eating since food addictions work through the same neurological pleasure centers as alcohol and drugs. Clients struggling with conditions like anorexia may turn to narcotics to self-medicate co-morbid psychological…

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