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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.

Five Main Symptoms of Co-dependence

by Ray Sadoun ǀ May 31, 2021

Five Main Symptoms of Co-dependence Co-dependency is defined as an excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner or other person. It can often be triggered by past emotional trauma such as an abusive childhood, domestic violence, sexual abuse, grief, extreme bullying, traumatic loss, abandonment, or other major life disruptions. The traumatic life experiences can […]

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Alcoholism’s Effects on Families

by Ray Sadoun ǀ May 31, 2021

Alcoholism’s Effects on Families Alcoholism affects more than just the sufferer of addiction. Any person that comes into close, regular contact with the sufferer can be affected by the addiction in many ways. Financial problems, relationship breakdowns and stress are just some of the ways in which family members can be affected by alcoholism. Families […]

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How to Overcome Addiction to Painkillers

by Ray Sadoun ǀ May 31, 2021

How to Overcome Addiction to Painkillers The purpose of painkillers is to relieve pain however, many stronger painkillers have calming effects which make them addictive to some people. There are illegal painkillers such as heroin, and legal painkillers such as codeine which are prescribed by a doctor. People often begin to take illegal painkillers as […]

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How to stop binge drinking

by Ray Sadoun ǀ May 31, 2021

How to stop binge drinking Binge drinking consists of drinking more than eight units of alcohol in a single session for men, and more than six units of alcohol in a single session for women. Almost a quarter of the adult population in England and Scotland regularly drink over the Chief Medical Officer’s low-risk guidelines […]

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Am I Suffering from Anxiety Symptoms?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ May 31, 2021

Am I Suffering from Anxiety Symptoms? It’s important to know that it’s normal to feel a little anxious every now and then. It tends to occur in high-pressure, stressful situations, but what’s important to understand is that everyone’s definitions of stress may be different. Some people might find a job interview or first date stressful, […]

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Connection Between Alcohol Use & Depression

by Ray Sadoun ǀ May 31, 2021

Connection Between Alcohol Use & Depression It’s normal to feel down from time to time. But when you feel persistently down, sad or lonely, this may be a sign that you’re suffering from depression. Depression is a mental health condition that involves persistent feelings of sadness, dread, tiredness, and hopelessness. For those struggling with the […]

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The Effects of Alcohol Misuse on PTSD

by Ray Sadoun ǀ May 31, 2021

The Effects of Alcohol Abuse on PTSD PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a psychological condition where individuals suffer as a result of a traumatic event they have witnessed or experienced. It affects millions of people around the world., and unfortunately, many of its victims also struggle with alcohol misuse. According to the NHS, people who […]

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Signs of Depression in Young Adults & Children

by Ray Sadoun ǀ April 27, 2021

Signs of Depression in Young Adults & Children Children and young adults can’t always recognise signs of depression within themselves and maybe largely unaware that they need to reach out for help. It can also be difficult to distinguish between normal teenage angst and true depression, however, it is estimated that 1 in 5 young […]

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Addiction Treatment

by Ray Sadoun ǀ April 27, 2021

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Addiction Treatment Cognitive behavioural therapy, more commonly known as CBT, has been used for many years to treat a range of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and addiction. It is a common therapy used around the world by many practitioners and hundreds of studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in […]

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