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.
Thanksgiving is the start of the Holiday Season each year. It’s an occasion when family and friends gather to enjoy food and drink and reflect on their blessings. These feasts seem like a time that everyone can look forward to, but for people in recovery from drug and...read more
Not all clients with a dual diagnosis are living with a mood disorder. In some instances, their mental illness falls into the category of a behavioral disorder. Dual Diagnosis Definition A person has a dual diagnosis when they have a substance use issue and a mental...read more
Mood disorders are a class of mental health concerns. They include several types of depression, as well as bipolar disorder. These are disorders that affect a person’s emotions. Adults, teens and even children can develop a mood disorder. Mood disorders are...read more
A dual diagnosis (also called co-occurring disorder) occurs when a client is living with a mental health disorder and an addiction simultaneously. This condition occurs more often than you might think; according to statistics released by the National Survey on Drug...read more
Before a client can start an alcohol rehab program, they need to be free from the influence of chemicals. Detoxification (detox) is the process where they safely withdraw from alcohol. This is the first step in the recovery process. Once completed, clients can focus...read more