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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.

Take Pride in Your Recovery to Help Others
21
Jun

Take Pride in Your Recovery to Help Others

Celebrating Pride is significant, whether as a member of the LGBTQIA2s+ community (which we’ll collectively refer to in this article as LGBTQ), a person maintaining sobriety, or both. Allies can help, too, especially by breaking down barriers to LGBTQ health equity. By taking pride in your recovery and extending vital wellness resources to others, you...
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Recognizing Your Trigger Warnings, Managing Your Triggers Effectively
13
Jun

Recognizing Your Trigger Warnings

Whether you’re managing addiction recovery or a dual diagnosis, understanding the actions and emotions that incite an unwanted response is important for building resilience and reinforcing wellness. While researchers can point to a few common factors we all share, knowing your specific trigger warnings is essential for avoiding relapse.Follow the Trigger PathTriggers related to addiction,...
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Supportive Treatment for Veterans,
12
Apr

Tactical Recovery: Supportive Treatment for Veterans

When you’re on the front lines, everyone expects you to have no fear. While that might be true in a moment of crisis, shouldering that responsibility takes a toll over time. Many brave current and former military members have excessive amounts of stress, mental and physical health issues, and chemical addictions. To provide the relief...
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Reasons for Relapse
05
Apr

8 Reasons for Relapse and How to Recover

Many aspects of life can send us into a whirlwind of stress, overwhelming emotions, and negative behaviors. But if you’re in recovery or know someone who is, it’s essential to understand the reasons for relapse and how to ramp up support during these adverse times, even if it means returning to rehab for better guidance...
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How Adverse Childhood Experiences Contribute to Addiction, adverse childhood experiences
10
Aug

How Adverse Childhood Experiences Contribute to Addiction

There are numerous risk factors for addiction—it’s never just one thing that automatically results in substance use disorder (SUD) or alcohol use disorder (AUD). While many people benefit from protective factors early in life that help prevent the chance of high-risk substance use, research indicates others have adverse childhood experiences that contribute to addictive behavior. Understanding...
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How to Disclose Your Addiction, How to Disclose Your Addiction to an Employer, Explaining Recovery to an Employer
08
Aug

How to Disclose Your Addiction to an Employer

It can be difficult to know who to tell and what to tell them when you are starting treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. Some people choose to tell only their closest friends and family because they don’t feel comfortable sharing such intimate information with anyone else. However, while addiction and recovery are deeply personal...
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Going to Rehab Away from Home: What You Need to Know - young man with luggage at airport facing away
21
Apr

Why Outpatient Addiction Treatment Might Be an Option Right Now

When it’s evident that you or someone you love needs vital addiction treatment, the best time to start is right now. However, you might face more than a few obstacles to entering inpatient rehabilitation care. Fortunately, intensive outpatient services can provide a thorough professional approach.What Outpatient Services OfferEach person needs a different type of customized attention for...
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generational trauma, family, trauma, mental treatment
19
Mar

Are You Impacted by Generational Trauma?

The scientific community has studied generational trauma for decades, but as you might guess, it takes at least two life cycles within a family to truly understand its effects. More current research reveals how trauma impacts multiple lives in many ways, especially regarding substance abuse.What Is Generational Trauma?Also referred to as intergenerational trauma, the American...
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whole-person care, help, treatment, therapy, support
09
Mar

How Whole-Person Care Helps You Realize Your Full Potential

The most important thing to remember when you bravely decide to seek addiction treatment is that you’re more than a disease. You’re a beautiful, multi-faceted being with a detailed history, filled with hopes, dreams, and abilities. To fully embrace healing, you need supportive professionals who see beyond your symptoms and help you explore your potential....
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Benefits of Attending Residential Drug Treatment Programs, Benefits of Residential Addiction Treatment, Benefits of Residential Treatment, residential treatment, inpatient, puzzle, therapy, support, recovery, rehab, counseling
04
Feb

What You’ll Gain from Residential Treatment

It takes a certain level of conviction to decide that it’s time for treatment. But residential or inpatient treatment is one of the most effective methods for creating a foundation for recovery.  Here’s what you or a loved one can plan for at an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center.Why the Term “Inpatient” MattersUnfortunately, it’s all...
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