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What Is PCP?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 14, 2023Updated: April 17, 2023PCP (phencyclidine) is still a highly addictive and dangerous drug that is associated with unpredictable behavior and life-threatening side effects. It was initially developed as an intravenous anesthetic in the 1950s, but its use was discontinued due to its unpredictable…

The Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

The Dangers of Synthetic Opioids

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By Doug CarterDoug Carter read morePublished: October 20, 2021Updated: October 5, 2021The opioid epidemic has harmed countless individuals and their loved ones across the country in recent years. Despite substantial efforts toward reducing opioid misuse, the nation is far from having this public health crisis…

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How to Help a Loved One Through Substance Abuse

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 2, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022A substance abuse disorder occurs when an individual develops alcohol or drug dependency that harms their life. Often, this individual can’t or doesn’t want to stop using, despite the negative consequences of their substance abuse. Initially, it can be hard…

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How To Respond If You Suspect Drug Addiction In Your Young Adult

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 27, 2021Updated: October 8, 2021Have you noticed your young adult or adolescent behaving differently recently, with no obvious explanation? Perhaps they always seem to be tired, hostile, or depressed? Alternatively, they may simply appear withdrawn. If this is the case, your loved one may…

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The Opioid Epidemic in North Carolina

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 22, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022The NC opioid epidemic has claimed thousands of lives. Between 1999 and 2016, 12,000 residents of North Carolina died of opioid overdoses. Opioid addiction has ravished families and individuals and shows no sign of abating. If you or someone you…

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Teen Substance Use

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 8, 2019Updated: May 6, 2021Unfortunately, teen substance use is a common problem. Peer pressure can influence teenagers to try drugs or alcohol initially. Over time, recreational use can turn into an addiction. Once someone has a substance use problem, rehab programs at a teen…