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.
Addiction is defined as a chronic disease of the brain that causes “impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response” (American...read more
It’s easy to assume that a recovering addict must adhere to a strict protocol of “no medication — ever” to maintain sobriety. The thought is that the risk of a slip into addictive behavior or a full-blown relapse is far too high. But does it make sense to tell...read more
Opioid pain medications can be an effective option for treating moderate-to-severe pain. These medications are available to doctors for their patients, and they have the potential to be a highly effective tool as part of a pain management strategy. However, with the...read more
If you are thinking of addictive drugs, Adderall may not necessarily be at the top of your list. But this prescription medication, which is used to treat ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or narcolepsy (daytime drowsiness and sleep attacks), is a...read more
It has been said that addiction is a family disease. One person in the family may be living with substance abuse, but it has a profound effect on other members. People close to an addict or alcoholic can’t help but find themselves influenced by the disease. Alcoholism...read more