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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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Teens and E-cigarettes [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Ray Sadoun ǀ September 20, 2021

  Figure 1: Teens are more likely to use e-cigarettes than cigarettes. Past-month use of cigarettes was 3.6 percent among 8th graders, 6.3 percent among 10th graders, and 11.4 percent among 12th graders. Past-month use of e-cigarettes was 9.5 percent among 8th graders, 14.0 percent among 10th graders, and 16.2 percent among 12 graders. Two times […]

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Methods of Intervention in Alcoholism

by Ray Sadoun ǀ September 13, 2021

Methods of Intervention in Alcoholism With the growing burden of alcohol abuse on health systems globally contributing to more than three million deaths annually[1], it’s no surprise there’s a need for increased access to brief alcohol interventions. An intervention usually occurs when a person’s alcohol use becomes a cause for concern or danger. Alerted to […]

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10 Ways to Relax Without Alcohol

by Ray Sadoun ǀ September 6, 2021

10 Ways to Relax Without Alcohol Relaxing and unwinding are entirely possible without a glass of wine or bottle of beer in hand. It might not seem like it, but it is. Unfortunately, a global pandemic of drinking to relax has erupted globally. Downing a glass or two has become standard practice to free us […]

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5 Signs Your Weekend Drinking Could Be More of a Problem Than You Realise

by Ray Sadoun ǀ August 30, 2021

5 Signs Your Weekend Drinking Could Be More of a Problem Than You Realise Let’s debunk that ever-popular myth; you can’t be an alcoholic unless you’re reaching for a drink every morning. The idea that you only have a problem with alcohol if you drink daily is monstrously dangerous. So often, people don’t recognise their […]

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5 Reasons Recovery Is a Lifelong Process

by Ray Sadoun ǀ August 23, 2021

5 Reasons Recovery Is a Lifelong Process There’s a wildly dangerous myth circulating that recovery is only a 30-day treatment process. Get in and get out. Do the detox, do the counselling. You’re set for life. Aren’t you? Unfortunately, this is not the case for most individuals. Achieving life-long sobriety is, you guessed it, a […]

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5 of the Most Serious Alcohol-Linked Diseases

by Ray Sadoun ǀ August 16, 2021

5 of the Most Serious Alcohol-Linked Diseases Despite the negative impact of alcohol on the body, people worldwide continue to consume it daily. The real problem comes with how the liver processes alcohol, as the enzymes that metabolise the alcohol can only absorb minimal amounts at a time. What isn’t processed is left to roam […]

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5 of the Best Recovery Mantras

by Ray Sadoun ǀ August 9, 2021

5 of the Best Recovery Mantras Words have an undeniable power over us. Mantras are especially helpful in recovery journeys, providing self-help and support along the way to reaching sobriety. As many will attest, mantras can be vital in helping you navigate away from negative emotions and cravings, A recovery journey will always have ups […]

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Addiction and the Brain

by Ray Sadoun ǀ August 2, 2021

Addiction and the brain The chemicals in substances such as nicotine, alcohol, amphetamines, and opiates cause a neurochemical reaction that releases artificial, but intense levels of dopamine. As the addiction becomes stronger, natural levels of dopamine in the brain are decreased (1) meaning that habitual drug users find little pleasure in anything other than abusing […]

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Addiction and Addictive Personality

by Ray Sadoun ǀ July 22, 2021

Addiction and Addictive Personality A person with an addictive personality is more likely to develop an addiction to something. When thinking of addiction many people conjure up images of hopeless drug addicts with no prospects, but the reality is that anyone can develop an addiction. People can become addicted to many things, some of the […]

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