addiction and ptsd can often go together

Can Addiction Trigger Your PTSD?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 17, 2021 Updated: August 18, 2021 Most people are aware of the unnecessary hardships associated with untreated trauma. One unfortunate consequence of untreated trauma is the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD increases rates of addiction, incarceration, poverty, and unemployment.…

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Signs Your Loved One Needs Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: August 15, 2021 Updated: August 18, 2021 When someone struggles with an addiction, they often struggle with at least one other issue in another aspect of their life. Co-occurring addiction and mental health issues pose unique diagnostic challenges. One disorder can change…

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How to Deal With Grief and Addiction

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: June 17, 2021 Updated: June 25, 2021 The 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.…

Red Oak Recovery® Completes Sixth Year of Long-Term Dual Diagnosis Research Study

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 13, 2021 Updated: May 13, 2021 Red Oak Recovery® and The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® have completed their sixth year of partnership with the Center for Research, Assessment, and Treatment Efficacy (CReATE; Asheville, NC) and the Arkansas Interdisciplinary Sciences Laboratory…

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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 10, 2021 Updated: May 18, 2021 At Red Oak Recovery, we recognize that drug and alcohol addiction often co-occur with mental health conditions. In fact, research shows that millions of people suffer from both conditions simultaneously. If you’re battling addiction and…

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The Relationship Between Depression and Addiction

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 8, 2021 Updated: May 18, 2021 The link between depression and addiction is strong. Together, they create a vicious cycle that’s extremely difficult to break free from. Understanding the relationship between them shows us why co-occurring disorder treatment is so important…

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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction Treatment

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 25, 2021 Updated: April 27, 2021 Bipolar 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…

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Depression and Poor Health

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: February 4, 2020 Updated: May 7, 2021 Recent 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…

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How to Express Emotions in a Healthy Way

Added By Red Oak Recovery Red Oak Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: January 17, 2020 Updated: January 16, 2020 Recovery is a roller coaster of emotions, from frustration to fear to anger to guilt. While it’s certainly not easy, taking control of these often misunderstood emotions is essential for lasting sobriety. According to Time…