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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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Coping Skills for Substance Abuse Triggers

Added ByThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 9, 2023Updated: January 18, 2024The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® in Asheville, North Carolina, proudly provides comprehensive and compassionate treatment for women living with addiction, mental health disorders, or both. Our team teaches coping skills for women so they…

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How to Stop Using Prescription Drugs

Added ByThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 12, 2023Updated: April 27, 2023Many people take prescription medications to treat various conditions and ailments. Prescription drugs can be an effective treatment when used as they are intended. Unfortunately, rates of prescription drug misuse continue to rise in communities…

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What Is the Best Type of Therapy for Someone Dealing With Substance Abuse?

Added ByThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 6, 2023Updated: February 2, 2023Substance abuse is a complex issue that affects many people, and it can be difficult to know where to turn when looking for help. When a person you love is struggling with substance abuse, it…

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What Are the Symptoms of Dual Diagnosis in Women?

Added ByThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 11, 2023Updated: December 22, 2022Dual diagnosis, also known as co-occurring disorders, is a term used to describe people struggling with addiction and mental health disorders. It is estimated that nearly eight million people in the United States have both…