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How to Help a Loved One Through Substance Abuse

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 2, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022A substance abuse disorder occurs when an individual develops alcohol or drug dependency that harms their life. Often, this individual can’t or doesn’t want to stop using, despite the negative consequences of their substance abuse. Initially, it can be hard to…

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How To Respond If You Suspect Drug Addiction In Your Young Adult

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 27, 2021Updated: October 8, 2021Have you noticed your young adult or adolescent behaving differently recently, with no obvious explanation? Perhaps they always seem to be tired, hostile, or depressed? Alternatively, they may simply appear withdrawn. If this is the case, your loved one may have…

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America’s Opioid Epidemic

Added ByRed Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 1, 2018Updated: November 13, 2018To say there’s an opioid epidemic in the United States is almost an understatement. Experts say that the problem is the worst public health crisis in all of American history. To make matters worse, it doesn’t look like the situation will…