Great Oaks Recovery Center Blog
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Today’s aging baby boomers have altered the makeup of the general population compared to just 10 years ago. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2050, adults over the age of 65 will make up a quarter of the population. This change, coupled with the older...read more
Like many adults who have struggled with alcohol addiction, Hector Mota began drinking at a young age. Growing up, his family served alcohol at every family gathering and encouraged the view that drinking was necessary for having fun. “I took my first drink at...read more
Drug and alcohol addiction knows no boundaries. It doesn’t matter if you are 17 or 60, misusing controlled substances is a way of coping with a larger situation or problem that typically includes grief, anxiety, pain, or depression. Each person’s experience with...read more
Through exploring the way drugs and alcohol act on the brain’s chemistry, scientists have come a long way in understanding addiction. They have found that long-term drug use leads to changes in the brain, especially in areas that are crucial to a person’s judgment,...read more
Over the last century, views on the problem of addiction have evolved. Scientists began researching addictive behavior in the 1930s and, at that time, there were many misconceptions about the nature of addiction. The most common of these misunderstandings was that...read more