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 (877) 977-3268.
Acute vs. Chronic For a patient with an acute illness, such as strep throat or even appendicitis, the treatment is very specific. It occurs over a limited time and then finishes. Addiction treatment doesn’t work in the same manner. Addiction is a chronic illness that...read more
Simply being in recovery from substance use disorder doesn’t mean that life’s circumstances stop. People who have been in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction can and do sometimes require surgery for other illnesses or issues. With the right planning, it’s...read more
Twelve-step programs are one of the most popular types of addiction treatment available to people living with substance abuse. This type of peer-directed program was originally developed in 1935 to help those battling alcohol addiction. Now a number of similar...read more
Holistic therapy focuses on the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. This treatment approach is offered at many drug and alcohol treatment centers and forms part of a client’s overall treatment plan. Holistic medicine has a number of basic premises associated with it....read more
Addiction is a complicated disease with a number of symptoms. It’s not uncommon for people who have a substance abuse issue to assume a victim mentality with their family and friends. The addicted person may get some temporary benefit from doing this. However, it will...read more