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The Opioid Epidemic in North Carolina

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 22, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022The NC opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of lives. Between 1999 and 2016, 12,000 residents of North Carolina died of opioid overdoses. Opioid addiction has ravished families and individuals and shows no sign of abating. If you or someone you love…

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The Differences Between Drug Addiction and Drug Abuse

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 12, 2020Updated: October 11, 2021If you regularly use drugs, whether as an illegal substance or a prescription medication, and you believe you are on the path toward destruction because of this usage, obtaining treatment is the best possible means of recovery. Drug addiction and drug…

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The ‘Hidden’ Myths About Drugs

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 6, 2019Updated: May 7, 2021We’ve all heard common myths about drugs: drug addiction is not a disease; you can detox on your own; or If someone close to you were addicted, you would know it. However, there are other myths about drugs that you may…