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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.

National Recovery Month Fosters Healing and Renewal

Sometimes, we hope for a sign that it’s time to make a change for the better. If you have challenges with substances, alcohol, or mental health, perhaps National Recovery Month is a clear signal to finally remove any barriers to treatment and...

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Boundaries, 5 Reasons For Setting Healthy Boundaries In Recovery, Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries in Recovery, Why You Need Healthy Boundaries In Recovery 

5 Reasons For Setting Healthy Boundaries In Recovery 

Self-care means more than eating right, exercising, getting plenty of sleep, and stress management. While all those habits are essential to your well-being, there’s another behavior that many of us struggle with—setting healthy boundaries. What exactly does this mean and why does...

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Sober fun, Ideas for Sober Fun, Fun Sober Activities near Houston

Ready for Sober Fun? Here Are Some Ideas

As most of us have various responsibilities, we often have to make a deliberate effort to put fun at the top of the to-do list. And whether you’re fresh out of rehab or have managed recovery for some time, finding sober fun...

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Hey Hey You You—Get Off That Pink Cloud, What is Pink Cloud Syndrome?,

Hey Hey You You—Get Off That Pink Cloud

Pink cloud syndrome is a common phrase in addiction recovery circles, especially among individuals who’ve been sober for a long time. It refers to that early period of sobriety when everything seems just perfect—your mind is clear and you’re confident recovery will...

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GHB, Party drug, GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate) Addiction, GHB Abuse

The Dangers of GHB

A close friend of mine from primary school was enjoying herself at our town’s most popular pub a few years ago. At some point, she excused herself from the table for a visit to the ladies’ room, and when she came back,...

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alleviate stress, Stress Less:

Stress Less: New Ways to Cope More Healthfully

Even the most mellow individual will encounter stressful times now and then. How they handle these events—and more importantly, recover from them—is what makes all the difference. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to cope more healthfully when you feel stressed. Maybe you...

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Exercise, Self-care, Relapse prevention,

These 9 Exercise Benefits May Surprise You

It’s easy to take our bodies for granted. Unless we experience an injury or illness, we breathe without thinking about it, move about with little effort, and generally function day-to-day without a lot of consequence. So what happens if we intentionally take...

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Returning to Rehab Good for You

Returning to Rehab? Good for You (Yes, Really)!

So, it happened. You experienced a relapse in your sobriety, and either you or someone you love think it’s best to return to rehab. While on the surface this might feel like failure, it’s really not. Managing a chronic illness like addiction...

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Adverse childhood experiences

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

A lot of us didn’t have an idyllic home life growing up. Divorce, for example, can cause difficulties for many children, and a solid family structure has been shown as vital in reducing environmental risk factors for addiction and mental health issues....

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Recovery Tools: Focus on Whole-Food Nutrition

We have more nutritional information at our fingertips now than ever before. From dieticians’ blogs and fitness forums to physicians’ tips and medical studies, we can easily find any number of articles that tell us why eating this and not that is...

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