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.
There are a number of risk factors for addiction, such as a person’s genetic makeup, his age when he first used addictive drugs, the type of drug he is taking, how long he took it, and how much of it he takes. Have you ever wondered whether your career choice could...read more
You may be wondering why someone trying to get clean of one type of drug (alcohol) would take another type of drug (benzos) during detoxification. The answer is that when a person with an alcohol abuse problem goes into withdrawal, he will likely experience some...read more
If you love someone with a substance use disorder, whether they’re a spouse, parent, sibling, child, or friend, it’s important to set clear boundaries for the terms of your relationship. Substance abuse robs your loved one of the ability to think clearly....read more
There is a stigma surrounding people with substance abuse issues, and that’s a fact. Some people still hold onto the belief that addiction is a sign of a moral weakness or a character flaw. If you are speaking to someone who holds this view, it’s likely that nothing...read more
The holiday season is supposed to be a time of celebration, joy, and giving. However, the results of a 2015 Healthline survey found that most people find this time of year very stressful. There are multiple demands on everyone’s time, for one thing. The rich foods,...read more