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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 a Xanax Addiction Treatment Program?

Added ByThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 3, 2023Updated: April 27, 2023Xanax is a kind of benzodiazepine that people usually take for panic disorders, insomnia, and generalized anxiety disorder. While it is one of the most common psychiatric medications in the country, individuals can also develop…

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What Is Kratom, and Why Does It Concern People?

Added ByThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 17, 2023Updated: March 22, 2023Many people are asking, “What is kratom?” Reports about the supposed benefits of the imported “wonder herb” has many taking a closer look. Others feel a bit suspicious about such supplements due to their perceived…

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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: January 15, 2023Updated: February 28, 2023The 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 definition. Understanding the term “gateway…

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How to Tell if Someone Is Addicted to Painkillers

Added ByThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 1, 2022Updated: August 8, 2022Prescription painkillers are some of the most commonly-prescribed medications today. While not always synonymous, opioids are typically what is being discussed when it comes to prescription painkillers. Being addicted to painkillers is an increasingly common…

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Most Common Gateway Drugs

Added ByThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored ByWesley CulpepperWesley Culpepper read morePublished: March 1, 2022Updated: April 5, 2022People experiment with drugs and alcohol every day. While some drugs may seem more benign than others, drug use may be a sign of underlying mental health issues or unresolved…

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When Painkiller Use Turns Into Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored ByWesley CulpepperWesley Culpepper read morePublished: January 22, 2022Updated: December 29, 2021Chronic pain is a common experience among US adults. Nearly one in three American adults is affected by chronic pain. Many people who struggle with this turn to prescription painkillers…

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Is My Loved One Using Cocaine?

Added ByThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryThe Willows at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: January 14, 2022Updated: December 29, 2021Cocaine is a stimulant drug whose use boosts energy levels and produces a euphoric high. Its use is entirely illegal in the United States and poses many physical and psychological…