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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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What Is Korsakoff’s Syndrome?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 10, 2021

What Is Korsakoff’s Syndrome? Korsakoff’s syndrome is a memory disorder commonly caused by excessive alcohol consumption and is thought of as a type of alcohol-related brain damage. Classed as a form of dementia, it exists on a spectrum and ranges from mild to extremely severe. People with Korsakoff’s syndrome experience significant memory loss and trouble […]

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What To Say And Do When Living With A Functioning Alcoholic

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 9, 2021

What To Say And Do When Living With A Functioning Alcoholic You may have seen the typical stereotype of an alcoholic portrayed in the media and popular culture – dishevelled, scruffy and incapable of leading a normal life. Their addiction is physically apparent for all to see, and they have no way of hiding this […]

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What Makes Cocaine Addictive?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 9, 2021

What Makes Cocaine Addictive? As a powerfully addictive stimulant drug, cocaine can cause a physical and psychological dependency after just a handful of uses. This is due to a number of factors including increased tolerance levels, physical changes in the brain and the combination of cocaine with other addictive substances including alcohol and ecstasy. This […]

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Why are More Older Women Turning to Alcohol?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 8, 2021

Why are more older women turning to alcohol? A recent study has found that alcohol use among older women has increased rapidly in recent years, bridging the gap between male drinkers and female drinkers (1). With alcohol misuse most commonly being an issue with a younger generation, many older people who have developed a dependency […]

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Why Are Suicides So High Amongst Men?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 8, 2021

Why Are Suicides So High Amongst Men? While men and women are both increasingly at risk of suicidal thoughts and actions, statistics across the world show that men are more likely to take their own lives. There are a number of reasons for this noticeable gender discrepancy, including societal pressures and gender roles as well […]

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How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Last?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 7, 2021

How Long Does Alcohol Withdrawal Last? Withdrawal symptoms are one of the biggest challenges for an individual struggling with or recovering from alcohol addiction. They can have both physical and mental impacts and can threaten months of healthy progress. When symptoms come about, they can be very scary and upsetting. They can be life-threatening in […]

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Why Do I Get Panic Attacks For No Reason?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 7, 2021

Why Do I Get Random Panic Attacks For No Reason? It can be confusing, frustrating and even terrifying to experience random panic attacks that appear to occur for no reason. You may feel completely calm one moment before experiencing a range of physical and psychological symptoms that leave you feeling as though you are going […]

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Gambling Addiction?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 6, 2021

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Gambling Addiction? Gambling addictions can be some of the most difficult to deal with as their effects are so varied. They can impact the mental and emotional health of an individual, whilst also causing financial hardship for them and their family. What makes them doubly dangerous is that […]

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How Many Days Should I Spend in Rehab?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 6, 2021

How Many Days Should I Spend in Rehab? If you are considering rehab for an addiction, you will have some important concerns. These might include what the process of rehab involves, or how much it might cost you to do? One of the most popular questions, however, regards how long rehab takes. In order to […]

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