Great Oaks Recovery Center Blog
The Great Oaks blog includes both informative and personal articles related to addiction, recovery, alcoholism, and so much more. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime at (855) 699-6257.
If someone you care about has developed an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may be feeling at a loss about how to talk to them about getting help. It’s a difficult subject to bring up, especially if you aren’t sure how your loved one will react. You may have...read more
Drug abuse (using illicit drugs or misusing prescription drugs) can impair the user’s ability to drive. It’s a similar situation to getting behind the wheel after drinking, and it puts the occupants of the vehicle, others on the road, and pedestrians at risk. The...read more
Growing up in an environment where a sibling or parent has a substance abuse problem is not only confusing for a child, but frightening as well. Between the arguments and unusual behavior that typically come without much of an explanation, children are often left...read more
When a person chooses to use drugs, they accept the short term risks associated with using their drug of choice. This may include the drug causing a heart attack, breathing problems or an overdose. A drug user might not be focused on the long term health effects of...read more
If your family has a history of drug or alcohol abuse, it may seem as if you are destined to become addicted yourself or that you won’t be able to overcome your addiction because of your chaotic environment or familial influences. You may have heard that addiction is...read more