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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.

Why Relapse Happens, Signs It’s Time to Return to Rehab

8 Signs It’s Time to Return to Rehab

Symptoms of relapse can be quite pronounced, such as actively using drugs or alcohol. Or there might be more of an undercurrent of discontent or excessive stress that creates a domino warning effect. Take this message...

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Finding the Right Therapy for You

Not everyone has access to quality mental health care. Mental Health America (MHA) reports that more than 50 percent of adults with mental illnesses receive no treatment. For many people managing alcohol use disorder (AUD) and substance use disorder (SUD), mental health...

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Managing Chronic Pain in Addiction Recovery, Portrait of a mature man with back pain

Managing Chronic Pain in Addiction Recovery

Physicians face many challenges when people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) or substance use disorder (SUD) experience chronic pain. There’s a great need to provide adequate relief, but not so much that someone might experience a relapse. Knowing how to understand the...

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Should You Smoke During Addiction Recovery?

Should you smoke during addiction recovery? It depends on your ultimate goals. After all, nicotine is addictive. Smoking is also extremely damaging to your health. But if you’re just entering a detoxification and rehabilitation program or recently left a substance misuse facility,...

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Need a Boost? These 10 Podcasts Will Motivate Your Sobriety

Okay, not all of us want to repost uplifting social media memes or tape aspirational posties to our bathroom mirror. But we certainly like to discover new ways to improve our mood and add to our motivation to stay sober and healthy....

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Ready to Make a Fresh Start?

Ready to Make a Fresh Start? Set Actionable Goals

Ready to Make a Fresh Start? Knowing how to set actionable goals is a strong mark of successful behavior no matter what you’re trying to achieve. Popular author, motivational speaker, and salesman Zig Zigler once said, “If you aim at nothing, you...

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Dual Diagnosis

What Does It Mean to Receive a Dual Diagnosis?

A dual diagnosis occurs when someone has a mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) or alcohol use disorder (AUD). Fortunately, a dual diagnosis treatment program can help. Addressing all co-occurring disorders at the same time leads to people getting the best...

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Finding Connection in Your Sober Network

Finding Connection in Your Sober Network

The power of sobriety is reinforced by many tools, but one that continues to prove most effective is to have a network of people who not only support your efforts but also encourage you to succeed. This alliance creates a nurturing circle...

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Talking to Your Employer About Addiction Treatment

Talking to Your Employer About Addiction Treatment

Many people have concerns about getting drug or alcohol treatments, which often create a barrier to taking progressive action on their health. One major inhibition for delaying necessary care is a fear of losing their job if they go to rehab. Fortunately,...

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Choosing the Right Recovery Program for You

Choosing the Right Recovery Program for You

The majority of addiction rehabilitation facilities, including Great Oaks Recovery Center, have a 12-step peer support group component of treatment to extend encouragement, provide structure and accountability, and host an environment of shared success. However, as you move through your new life...

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