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How to Deal With Grief and Addiction

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 17, 2021Updated: October 8, 2021The majority of Americans experience a major loss in any given year, with some experiencing complicated grief, a more intense form of grief that leaves them feeling hopeless and at high risk for substance use. Sadly, many of these people…

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3 Advantages of Attending Rehab Away from Home

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 28, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022It’s about four hours from Fayetteville to Asheville, North Carolina. That might not seem that far geographically speaking. However, those seeking a men’s rehab center program away from the distractions and gossip of home may want to consider traveling the distance to…

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When to Seek Help for Heroin Addiction

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 13, 2021Updated: October 8, 2021Heroin is a highly addictive drug that can alter your brain chemistry, behavior, and thoughts, and feelings. This drug takes a tremendous toll on the body of young and older adults alike. It also has debilitating withdrawal symptoms that make…

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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction Treatment

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 25, 2021Updated: April 27, 2021Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health disorder that involves intense mood swings between extreme highs and severe lows. Many people with this disorder struggle with symptoms daily if they don’t receive treatment. Sometimes, that leads to substance use as…

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12 Step Addiction Recovery Program near Waxhaw NC

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 19, 2021Updated: November 22, 2021Today, there is a broad range of addiction recovery programs available, but the option that most addiction treatment centers use is the 12-Step recovery model. This treatment model is backed up with decades of evidence and gives many of those…

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Commonly Abused Opioids and How to Prevent Addiction

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 18, 2021Updated: October 11, 2021Pain-relieving drugs called opioids are highly effective in situations of chronic or severe pain. Yet, these drugs are highly addictive, significantly when misused. Whenever possible, it’s best to avoid using them. Doctors may prescribe them after an illness, surgical procedure,…

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Developing a Treatment Plan for Recovery Success

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 8, 2021Updated: April 27, 2021Drug and alcohol addiction changes many facets of a person’s life. That’s why treatment needs to embrace a wide range of needs to create a clear path forward. Most people work closely with their addiction counselors and therapists to develop…

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4 Ways You’re Enabling Your Loved One

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 28, 2021Updated: March 5, 2021As parents or spouses, we will do almost anything to support our loved ones. When it comes to a loved one who is dealing with addiction, enabling behaviors can do more harm than good. Offering positive responses to negative actions…

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How Codependency and Addiction Connect

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 25, 2021Updated: October 8, 2021Codependency and addiction are sometimes considered to be two sides of the same coin. While each is a diagnosis in itself, both can stand alone, and treatment experts can address them independently. Addiction treatment centers that specialize in dual diagnosis can evaluate both…

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3 Common Myths About Addiction

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 26, 2020Updated: October 8, 2021Getting someone with an addiction to face up to their problem can be a challenge. You may also believe in addiction myths that could undermine your efforts to help. It’s vital that you and your loved one get past these…