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4 Signs Your Son Needs Intensive Addiction Treatment

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 23, 2020Updated: January 29, 2021Battling a substance use disorder is a challenging experience. Despite the potentially life-threatening consequences, some people continue to abuse drugs and fail to seek professional addiction treatment. For parents with teenage sons battling the condition, it can…

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Does My Son Need Gender-Specific Treatment?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 18, 2020Updated: November 24, 2020Teenage boys have a lot to contend with growing up. Sometimes things get serious for them, and they find themselves struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. At a time like this, you might wonder, does…

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The Long Term Effects of Alcohol on Teens

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 12, 2020Updated: November 24, 2020Alcohol is a growing problem in the United States. From teen addiction to people in their older years, the issues surrounding alcohol consumption are widespread. What many teens may not understand is that consuming substances in your…

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Coping with Loneliness

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 24, 2020Updated: July 14, 2020Substance abuse disorders and alcoholism are chronic mental health diseases that impact your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. When you struggle with a substance abuse disorder, it can negatively impact your health, relationships, and finances. Symptoms, such as…

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Relapse Prevention Techniques

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 15, 2020Updated: July 14, 2020Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that impacts your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is also a disease that doesn’t discriminate, as anyone, regardless of age, gender, or background, can develop a substance abuse disorder. Because…

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Drinking and Social Media

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 12, 2020Updated: July 14, 2020Alcohol can cause both physical and psychological addiction. Anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender, can develop alcohol dependency, as alcoholism doesn’t discriminate. Alcohol intoxication can increase anger, lower inhibitions, and cloud your judgment, leaving you more…

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Dangers of Mixing Substances

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 6, 2020Updated: July 14, 2020Struggling with an addiction can impair your judgment and increase your risk of engaging in dangerous behaviors. Intoxication also lowers inhibitions, which can lead to bad decisions. For example, you may be more likely to experiment with other…