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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.

Recreational Therapy

Step Out of the Office and Into Recreational Therapy

Many people are initially resistant to engage in professional counseling because they consider it “navel-gazing,” or it isn’t in their nature to sit and talk about feelings, or certain circumstances are simply too challenging to address at a particular time. However, once...

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high achievers, Substance Abuse and High Achievement: They’re Not Strangers

Substance Abuse and High Achievement: They’re Not Strangers

No one is completely immune to addiction—not even the highest of society’s achievers. For many, living in the United States means living in a culture of high achievement. Our culture seems to demand that we work tirelessly to improve our financial and...

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Understanding How Relapse Happens, Relapse Triggers

Watch Out for These 10 Relapse Triggers

Choosing to follow a sobriety journey is a courageous and daunting task. There are many changes you have to make, and unfortunately, statistics indicate that 40–60 percent of people will experience some form of relapse. But it’s important to recognize that feeling...

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What Is Motivational Interviewing?

Differences Between Motivational Interviewing and Counseling

While researching addiction treatment options, many people are surprised to learn just how many types of therapy are available. Without a doubt, talk therapy is an essential method, but there are other approaches you might respond to as well. For example, knowing...

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Trauma and Addiction: How to Help a Loved One Recover from Both

Trauma and Addiction: How to Help a Loved One Recover from Both Traumatic experiences are those that cause physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional harm to an individual. They can come in many forms--from the death of a loved one to domestic abuse...

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What is HALT, HALT in Addiction Recovery

Know H.A.L.T. and Know Yourself

If you completed an inpatient rehabilitation program, hopefully you received a continuum of care plan that outlines points specific to your recovery. Identifying primary triggers was probably part of this process, too, so you could apply new learned behaviors as coping mechanisms....

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Veteran-Ready Care, helping veterans, Recovery Program Helps Veterans

How the Tactical Recovery Program Helps Veterans

Although stress, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and addiction rates are high for professionals in the military, law enforcement, and emergency response, many Veterans and first responders don’t seek help for drug and alcohol misuse because they’re not confident their unique situations...

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Alone vs. Lonely, overcoming loneliness in sobriety

Overcoming Loneliness in Sobriety

Many aspects of sobriety improve your life in many ways. However, it’s not uncommon to feel a bit adrift if your healthier life choices take you away from certain people, places, and activities. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to expand your support...

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OxyContin, Addiction to OxyContin: Causes and Solutions

Addiction to OxyContin: Causes and Solutions

OxyContin is a type of opioid that is often prescribed to treat significant or chronic pain. Because of its addictive qualities, OxyContin is often misused. If you have an OxyContin addiction, it’s critical to receive treatment for it. That treatment may include...

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support network in sobriety - Young woman friends create clay and ceramic art dishes in pottery workshop

Expand Your Sober Support Network

Choosing a sober life requires perseverance. Your decisions to stay the course are necessary, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be moments when you feel isolated in recovery. So it’s essential to expand your sober support network with people you can rely...

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