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5 Benefits of a 12-Step Program

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 25, 2020 Updated: October 19, 2020 Step-by-step addiction treatment programs have been used to defeat substance use disorder for decades. They’ve been around for so long because they show positive results. Clients who work through the 12 steps learn to trust…

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Signs of Heroin Addiction

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 21, 2020 Updated: August 17, 2020 Heroin is a highly addictive substance. It can control every aspect of your life. It can limit your ability to function throughout the day. It can also lead to health complications and overdose. Yet, some…

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Signs of Alcohol Dependence

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 10, 2020 Updated: August 17, 2020 Alcohol seems like a safe drug. After all, it is legal, affordable, and everyone seems to use it. Yet, for some people, alcohol addiction can occur. Alcohol use disorder is defined by a person developing…

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The Importance of Addiction Recovery for Men

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 3, 2019 Updated: May 7, 2021 One of the hardest parts of having an addiction is recognizing that there is a problem. Often, people drink and use drugs in social situations. Over time, they may use more and more frequently without…

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Substance Use in the Workplace

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 4, 2019 Updated: May 6, 2021 Substance use in the workplace affects everyone involved. Like most people, individuals who have a drug addiction have to work to earn money. When they are using drugs while working, it puts the health and…

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The Connection Between Alcoholism and PTSD

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 18, 2019 Updated: May 7, 2021 People can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for a variety of reasons. This disorder often occurs after someone goes through an extremely stressful, traumatic experience like witnessing a violent crime or serving on the battlefield.…