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Check here for the latest ideas and insights from OK Rehab. We’ll share original articles by our clinical staff, helpful posts on recovery topics by guest authors, and keep you up to date on new research and innovative developments in addiction and recovery.

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5 Ways Being Sober Has Improved My Professional Life

by Ray Sadoun ǀ January 12, 2022

5 Ways Being Sober Has Improved My Professional Life When someone’s addicted to alcohol, it’s hard for them to ever imagine life without alcohol; let alone a better life without alcohol in it. However, I’m sure anyone who’s ever got sober would agree that being sober has changed their life for the better. One way […]

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5 Ways Alcoholism Affects Your Loved Ones

by Ray Sadoun ǀ January 5, 2022

5 Ways Alcoholism Affects Your Loved Ones These days, it’s not unheard of to hear of or know someone personally who has ever struggled with excessive drinking. If you do know of someone personally who’s addicted to alcohol, then you’ll know that alcoholism and addictions don’t just affect the individual who’s addicted to the substance. […]

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5 Ways to Be an Ally to a Loved One in Recovery

by Ray Sadoun ǀ December 29, 2021

5 Ways to Be an Ally to a Loved One in Recovery Whilst watching a loved one struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be extremely tough and challenging, helping them through addiction and into recovery can be a very rewarding process. However, it’s certainly not without its challenges. Understanding how best to […]

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How to Deal With a Drug Overdose

by Ray Sadoun ǀ December 22, 2021

How to Deal With a Drug Overdose If someone takes more than the recommended dosage of a prescription or over-the-counter medication, or a large enough amount of an illicit drug that causes harm to their body, this is known as a drug overdose. Both adults and children are at risk of overdose, with children most […]

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5 Ways to Find Your Sober Tribe

by Ray Sadoun ǀ December 15, 2021

5 Ways to Find Your Sober Tribe Everyone knows that you become more like the people you spend the most time with. This is particularly true for individuals who spend time with destructive, negative or unhelpful people. If you’re someone suffering from an addiction to alcohol, you must therefore choose your friends, or your ‘tribe’ […]

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What is the Link Between Serotonin and Depression?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ December 1, 2021

What is the Link Between Serotonin and Depression? Many people struggling with depression find themselves searching for a natural remedy for this common mood disorder – one that doesn’t involve medication with potentially worrying side effects or expensive therapy sessions. One potential lifeline is serotonin, a chemical produced within the body which is often linked […]

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What Happens During an Alcohol or Drug Detox?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ November 24, 2021

What Happens During an Alcohol or Drug Detox? If you feel as though you have lost control over your alcohol or drug use and wish to take back your life, medical detox is an effective first step towards recovery. This is the process of slowly cleansing the body of all substances over a period of […]

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How Child Abuse Affects Adult Survivors

by Ray Sadoun ǀ November 17, 2021

How Child Abuse Affects Adult Survivors When a child under 18 is intentionally harmed by an adult or another child, this is known as child abuse. This abuse can be physical, sexual or emotional and can involve neglect, grooming or other practices such as female genital mutilation. Child abuse may be a one-off incident, or […]

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How To Cope With Depression When You Are Feeling Alone

by Ray Sadoun ǀ November 10, 2021

How To Cope With Depression When You Are Feeling Alone Depression and loneliness often go hand-in-hand and it’s easy to become trapped in a harmful cycle of sadness, withdrawal and isolation. It can be difficult to view situations clearly without judgement when you are feeling depressed, and as a result, you may begin to feel […]

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