Dangers of Dating a Drug Addict

Dangers of Dating a Drug Addict

The Physical and Mental Side Effects of Addiction Some of the perils of dating a drug addict include health jeopardies. For example, sexual health is seriously damaged in someone who is suffering from drug addiction. This can put a strain on an intimate relationship. Many relationships are damaged by addiction when a person only participates in…

Woman in therapy discussing Dual Diagnosis and Mental Health

Dual Diagnosis and Mental Health

A dual diagnosis occurs when both a mental health disorder and substance abuse problem co-occur. People often self-medicate when dealing with mental health issues which then exacerbates the initial complication. The Willows at Red Oak Recovery specializes in dual diagnosis treatment. Our experienced master’s level substance abuse and mental health clinicians can help you tackle both…

Woman with her therapist learning the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Countering the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

A new study published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information has found that positive childhood experiences (PCEs) are critical for excellent mental health in adulthood. The greater amount of negative childhood experiences a person has, the more likely they are to experience poor health as an adult. These adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) may lead…