Great Oaks Recovery Center Blog
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If you are a long-term alcohol user and thinking about stopping, you should avoid the “cold turkey” approach. Abruptly stopping alcohol use or cutting back on your consumption will lead to acute alcohol withdrawal (AW). In some instances, the withdrawal symptoms are...read more
Binge drinking has been the subject of multiple hit films, tv shows, and social media memes, but it’s not just harmless fun. For many people, experimenting with binge drinking is the first step down the path to an alcohol use disorder. About Binge Drinking When...read more
We learn everything from our parents: how to behave in society, how to express emotion, how to communicate, how to live. So, naturally, if a parent is dependent on a substance, it affects how the child grows up. It’s estimated that twenty-five percent of children grow...read more
There are a number of factors that increase the likelihood that someone will develop an addiction at some point during their lifetime. If you have one or more of these factors, it doesn’t mean that you will become an addict. It means that you are at an increased risk...read more
Research has shown that addiction is a chronic disease of the brain. In most instances, an addicted person can’t stop using on his or her own. It’s not a matter of lack of willpower or poor character. With repeated use, addictive substances change the brain’s chemical...read more