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3 Common Fentanyl Addiction Symptoms

Added Bymigrate@dreamscapemail.commigrate@dreamscapemail.comMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 22, 2024Updated: April 25, 2024In recent years, the rise of fentanyl use and addiction has become a critical public health issue. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is substantially more potent than many other opioids, leading to higher risks of addiction and overdose. At The Willows at Red Oak Recovery®, we…

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of Cocaine Use?

Added Bymigrate@dreamscapemail.commigrate@dreamscapemail.comMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 7, 2024Updated: April 24, 2024Cocaine, a powerful stimulant, is a significant concern for health professionals and addiction specialists due to its highly addictive nature and the severe impact it can have on an individual’s physical and mental health. The long-term effects of cocaine use can completely alter a person’s…

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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Addiction

Added Bymigrate@dreamscapemail.commigrate@dreamscapemail.comMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 2, 2024Updated: April 24, 2024At The Willows at Red Oak Recovery®, we understand the complexities of alcohol addiction and the profound impact it has on individuals and their loved ones. Our approach to recovery is rooted in a deep commitment to providing compassionate, comprehensive, and expert care. Medication-assisted treatment…

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What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

Added Bymigrate@dreamscapemail.commigrate@dreamscapemail.comMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 24, 2024Updated: March 29, 2024About 50 years ago, it was discovered that methadone could help people with opioid addictions. Since then, there have been newer, often preferred medications that are used to treat people with substance use disorders (SUDs). Currently, the FDA has approved medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid…

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How to Break a Screen Addiction

Added Bymigrate@dreamscapemail.commigrate@dreamscapemail.comMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 10, 2024Updated: March 29, 2024One of the most prevalent addictions among teens and adults alike is an addiction to screens—whether phones, tablets, computers, or gaming, and everything in between. This addiction is also called a screen dependency disorder and falls under the umbrella of behavioral, or process, addictions. Screen…

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What Is the Vivitrol Shot?

Added Bymigrate@dreamscapemail.commigrate@dreamscapemail.comMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 4, 2024Updated: March 29, 2024Often used in medication-assisted treatment, Vivitrol is a remarkable medication that can be used to help people with alcohol or opioid use disorders throughout their recovery, starting with withdrawal. A Vivitrol treatment program will usually combine medication with psychotherapy and other interventions to treat those…

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What to Expect from EMDR Therapy

Added ByThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 30, 2024Updated: April 25, 2024Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy approach that has been proven effective in treating trauma, anxiety, and other mental health issues. In order to find out what to expect from EMDR therapy,…

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Understanding the Difference Between DBT vs CBT

Added ByThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 28, 2024Updated: April 25, 2024At mental health and addiction treatment centers, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are both popular treatment options. Many people wonder what the main differences between DBT vs. CBT are. These talk…

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What Is the Definition of a Gateway Drug?

Added ByThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 28, 2024Updated: March 5, 2024What is a gateway drug? The definition of a gateway drug never changes. However, the substances that experts consider to be gateway drugs are up for debate. Most importantly, though, people need to understand the…

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