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How to Deal With Grief and Addiction

Added ByRed 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 do…

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How to Care for Your Mental and Emotional Health

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 12, 2021Updated: October 8, 2021The percentage of young adults struggling with mental health conditions has increased in America over the years. Many of these young people suffer alone from depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. If you or someone you care about struggles with their…

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 2, 2020Updated: October 8, 2021National Depression Awareness Week is soon to happen. This important week is usually held during the first week of May. However, people also celebrate it in tandem with National Mental Health Awareness Week, which occurs at the beginning of October. This…

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The Surprising Link Between Depression and Alcoholism

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 15, 2020Updated: April 29, 2020Have you ever heard the phrase “drinking down my sorrows”? Maybe you’ve said it yourself. When you feel down, alcohol may indeed temporarily lift your spirits or numb you to your troubles. But there’s a link between your depression and alcoholism…

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Is My Loved One Struggling With Depression?

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 30, 2020Updated: April 8, 2020Is my loved one struggling with depression? This question crosses nearly everyone’s mind at one time or another. We all recognize symptoms such as our loved one not seeming to enjoy the things they used to or crying all the time.…

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Depression and Social Media

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 26, 2020Updated: May 7, 2021Social media can be a great boon to your recovery and help you feel part of an online community. Yet, if you overdo it, your mental health may be negatively impacted. Depression and social media are inextricably linked, according to new…

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Depression and Poor Health

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 4, 2020Updated: November 8, 2021Recent findings from the World Health Organization (WHO) say depression is now the leading cause of illness and disability across the globe. And it’s linked to other disorders and diseases, including substance use disorder, according to WHO. People are wondering, what…

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Will Clifton, VA Drug Rehab Centers Help With Co-Occurring Disorders?

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 7, 2019Updated: November 22, 2021Many individuals with mental health disorders have to deal with more than one. In fact, co-occurring disorders are quite common. When suffering from more than one disorder, it’s essential to get treatment for both. Not treating both problems can result in…