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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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Alcohol: How It Affects Your Brain and Mood

by Ray Sadoun ǀ March 30, 2022

Alcohol: How It Affects Your Brain and Mood Alcohol has no positive effects on the brain and body, but it misleads us into thinking it does. In the short term, alcohol can make us believe that it positively impacts our mood and lives, making us feel more confident and relaxed. However, alcohol is a depressant […]

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Best Methods to Get Out of a Rut When You’re in Recovery

by Ray Sadoun ǀ March 23, 2022

Best Methods to Get Out of a Rut When You’re in Recovery Recovery is hard. There’s no plain sailing, easy path. Your recovery from addiction may start with focus and dedication but may sway when life leaves you distracted, depressed, confused, indifferent or stuck in a rut. Sometimes, the monotony of life becomes too much. […]

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Barriers to Change in Recovery

by Ray Sadoun ǀ March 16, 2022

Barriers to Change in Recovery Those on a path to recovery will face formidable challenges that threaten their sobriety. But every person is different, and so are their unique set of barriers to change in recovery. Therefore, committing to recovery alone is not enough to guarantee life-long recovery. Individuals must overcome these barriers to give […]

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How to Help an Aging Parent Overcome Alcoholism

by Ray Sadoun ǀ March 9, 2022

How to Help an Aging Parent Overcome Alcoholism Retirement brings with it a relaxing of the mind, body and sometimes the senses. As parents enter their twilight years, it may become commonplace to see them have a second glass of wine with dinner or a couple of glasses of scotch before bedtime. We live in […]

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How COVID-19 has Impacted Alcohol Abuse

by Ray Sadoun ǀ March 7, 2022

How COVID-19 has Impacted Alcohol Abuse Come March 2019, many across the globe found themselves in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which had been steadily doing damage since December 2019. Almost simultaneously, countries worldwide started to impose lockdown measures to stop the swift spread of the virus. Factors such as social isolation, lack of […]

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CAGE Questionnaire for Alcohol Use

by Ray Sadoun ǀ February 23, 2022

CAGE Questionnaire for Alcohol Use Popular among clinicians, the CAGE questionnaire is an alcohol assessment tool widely used as a screening test to check for problem drinking or alcohol dependency. It’s a highly effective and straightforward questionnaire made up of four easy-to-answer questions. Because the CAGE questionnaire is designed to be less conspicuous than simply […]

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5 Tips for Maintaining a Sober Social Life

by Ray Sadoun ǀ February 16, 2022

5 Tips for Maintaining a Sober Social Life If you used to struggle with your alcohol consumption, or if you’re in recovery from any substance disorder, then you’ll understand the time and hard work it takes to achieve recovery. You’ll do everything possible to avoid a relapse. However, relapsing is very common for people early […]

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5 Symptoms Of Alcoholic Hepatitis To Watch Out For

by Ray Sadoun ǀ February 9, 2022

5 Symptoms Of Alcoholic Hepatitis To Watch Out For Alcoholic hepatitis is caused by excessive drinking of alcohol. It causes inflammation and damage to the liver, as is most likely to occur in individuals who drink excessively over many years [1]. Nevertheless, the link and relationship between the disease and excessive alcohol consumption are complex. […]

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5 Unexpected Ways Alcohol Is Bad for Your Health

by Ray Sadoun ǀ February 2, 2022

5 Unexpected Ways Alcohol Is Bad for Your Health Most people know and understand that drinking excessively has negative effects and consequences on your health. These days, moderate alcohol consumption is also said to be somewhat good for your health. Some people believe that a glass of red wine a night is good for your […]

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