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Fair Oaks Recovery Center blog articles in the field of substance use disorders and addiction recovery. Here you will find news, information, and inspiration about drug and alcohol addiction and recovery.

man sitting in therapy appointment with psychiatrist - evidence-based
06
Feb

What Are Evidence-Based Drug Addiction Treatments?

You may hear drug and alcohol treatment centers discuss evidence-based treatment programs or therapies.What does that mean?Evidence-based approaches are those backed by scientific evidence of their reliability and effectiveness. In addiction treatment, such approaches may include things like talk therapy but also the use of medications that help to stop cravings. When you visit a...
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sad looking woman sitting on couch with Christmas tree in background - interventionist
30
Nov

How to Know When Your Loved One Needs an Interventionist

How to Know When Your Loved One Needs an Interventionist |Even though the holidays can be a time when families enjoy one another’s company and celebrate traditions, they can also be stressful for many people. Because merriment and stress are both sometimes accompanied by overindulgence, the holidays may be a time when you notice concerning...
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military man sitting on couch with head in hands - veteran
12
Nov

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Veteran Community

Veterans Day Each November, the United States honors Veterans by celebrating Veterans Day. This holiday generally involves restaurants offering free meals to former service members and the general public offering words of thanks to reflect their gratitude for the service those individuals have given to our country. Unfortunately, what our celebrations don’t acknowledge is the...
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glass of liquor next to bottle of pills - pills spilling out - alcohol and opioids
24
Sep

Mixing Opioids and Alcohol Doubles Addiction Risks

One often overlooked aspect of our country’s opioid epidemic is the high number of individuals who are abusing both opioids and alcohol. This behavior, sometimes referred to as polydrug use, poses serious dangers and requires additional care during the detox process. Legal Doesn’t Mean Risk-Free Since alcohol and prescription opioids are both legal substances, many...
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blue tree with white figures - wooden background - family tree concept - family
13
Sep

The Family Cycle of Addiction

Substance abuse often shows up in multiple generations of a family tree. Frequently, misuse of alcohol, prescription meds, or illicit substances has been taking place within a family for a long time before the current generation ever indulged in them.Nature Versus NurtureThere has been some debate as to whether addiction is a genetic disease or...
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woman sitting on yoga mat in the lotus position - yoga benefits
28
Aug

Using Yoga to Promote a Lasting Recovery

Did you that Yoga isn’t just for the young and skinny!? Learn how Yoga Benefits People in Recovery. The practice of yoga can offer specific benefits for individuals in treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. From pain management to emotional clarity, discover the benefits yoga can have on your path to recovery today.  Everybody can...
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couple breaking up or arguing - relationships
27
Jun

When Recovery Means Ending Toxic Relationships

An Overview People who have faced addiction may also have experience with unhealthy relationships. Even when a relationship is toxic, however, it can be a complicated matter to decide if it is time to end the relationship or simply draw clearer boundaries. It isn’t just romantic relationships that can be unhealthy. A family relationship, work...
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closeup of hands showing loved ones supporting each other
11
Jun

Family Member Suffering from Addiction

When a family member is struggling with addiction, it can be difficult to know how to best support them. Is it better to confront the issue immediately or to back off and wait until they are ready to change? Is it possible to help someone who doesn’t want to stop using?Radical LoveEmpathy and compassion can...
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what to say to support their recovery, woman talking to friend - words hurt
16
May

Words Hurt: How to Speak Supportively About Addiction

When a person is struggling with addiction, there are many difficult barriers that they face. However, there is one easy way that all members of our society can make recovering from addiction slightly easier. The words we choose when discussing addiction, describing people who struggle with substance abuse, or engaging with people who use substances...
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medicine cup of green liquid - medications
25
Apr

Commonly Used Medications for Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation

There are many tools available to help people who struggle with substance abuse to stop using alcohol and other drugs. While rehab, mental health counseling, and recovery meetings like AA and NA are well-known components of the treatment process, a lesser known option for people recovering from addiction is Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). Medication Assisted...
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