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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 are the Options for Treating Alcoholism?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 14, 2021

What are the options for treating alcoholism? There is no medical cure for alcoholism, however, there are several treatment options available to choose from. The best treatment for alcoholism differs from person to person as it depends on a number of factors including the level of addiction, personal choice, and finance. Some people may need […]

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What are the Causes of Alcoholism?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 14, 2021

What are the causes of alcoholism? The phrase ‘alcoholism’ has been known over the years by a range of terms such as alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence and most recently as alcohol use disorder. People suffering from alcoholism continue to drink without thinking about the negative consequences their actions are having. These negative consequences could include […]

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Heroin Addiction?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 13, 2021

What are the signs and symptoms of heroin addiction? Heroin is a member of the opiate family and is one of the most highly addictive drugs available. Heroin users usually either smoke or inject it, however it can also be snorted. It is known to cause a number of intensely pleasurable effects such as an […]

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What Are The Physical Signs Of Alcoholism?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 13, 2021

What Are The Physical Signs Of Alcoholism? Alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder, is characterised by the uncontrollable urge to drink alcohol despite the potentially negative consequences associated with consuming this substance. An addiction to alcohol can destroy lives, with many people prioritising drinking over everything else including work, relationships and family. [1] While not everyone […]

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What happens during a SMART recovery meeting?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 12, 2021

What happens during a SMART recovery meeting? If you are currently trying to overcome an addiction, recovery programmes that focus on a “Higher Power” that encourage you to admit that you are powerless over your addiction – like many 12 step programmes to do – may not be for you. That’s ok. In today’s day […]

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What Happens During Alcohol Rehab?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 12, 2021

What Happens During Alcohol Rehab? Anyone who suffers from an addiction to alcohol should seek treatment to overcome their addiction. The level of treatment required to overcome alcohol use disorder (AUD) is not a “one size fits all” solution and is wholly dependent on the level of addiction and the symptoms of withdrawal that each […]

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What is Alcohol Detox?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 11, 2021

What is Alcohol Detox? Detox is defined as the body ridding itself of toxins and waste. After admitting to yourself that you have developed alcohol use disorder (AUD), alcohol detox is usually the first step that needs to be taken towards overcoming an addiction to alcohol. As consuming alcohol causes some chemical changes within your […]

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What is a 12 Step Programme?

by Ray Sadoun ǀ June 11, 2021

What is a 12 Step Programme? The 12 step programme is one of the most well-known and successful models in the treatment of addiction. It is most often implemented in a group setting where people taking part in the programme have direct peer support as they make their way through the 12 steps to 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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