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National Screening Day Offers Help for Alcohol Addiction

In 1999, the first National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) event took place. Over 50,000 people attended the events at 1,500 screening centers across the United States, where they received screening for and advice on alcohol dependence. This event, started by the National Institutes Of Health (NIH), was the beginning of a yearly initiative to raise…

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Common Signs Women Are Experiencing PTSD

While trauma can happen to anyone, women may experience different types of trauma than men. Additionally, women who experience trauma have a greater chance than men of developing PTSD. Getting help for women showing signs of PTSD must include treatment that is sensitive to women’s trauma. The care team must also recognize complications of PTSD…

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Highly Addictive Opioids and How to Prevent Addiction

Opioids can lead even those who have never used illegal drugs to develop addictions. Therefore, preventing addiction to drugs starts with doctors regulating the use of these opioids. However, they also must encourage their patients with signs of opioid addiction to get help as soon as possible. If you or a woman you love is…

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Three Benefits of Women’s Trauma Therapy

Too often, women may experience trauma and not get appropriate treatment for it. In such instances, those women may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with the traumatizing event’s effects. However, because these issues have such close ties, the woman needs both addiction treatment and trauma therapy. Doing so offers multiple benefits for the…

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

Every year, International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements around the world. Sadly, in many areas of life and locations, women don’t have equal footing with men. Therefore, this day also helps to promote recognition of this disparity and work to change it. To learn more about this unique day, please contact The Willows at Red…

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What Is Rational Emotive Therapy?

Rational emotive therapy, or rational emotive-behavioral therapy (REBT), is a type of cognitive therapy that focuses on what clients think. This form of psychotherapy has many applications, including situations where individuals want to change unwelcome thinking and behavior patterns. Therefore, many in substance use rehab programs find REBT helpful in their recovery efforts. To learn…

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Recognizing Anxiety in Women

Usually, stress creates a fear response that generally ends after the situation returns to normal. However, many women have chronic anxiety that makes them feel this stress response during a significant portion of the day. For those who already have a substance use disorder, anxiety can worsen the addiction. Those who have both may self-medicate…

Woman Experiencing Depression

How Depression Impacts Women

Millions of women end up diagnosed with depression each year. Statistics show that millions of women end up developing this mental health disorder in their life. They are also twice as likely as men to end up with depression. The illness can start showing itself at any age. It’s important that women living with depression…

Awareness of Eating Disorders In Women

Support National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating disorders are complicated mental health conditions that cause individuals to form unhealthy eating habits. Someone who develops an eating disorder may start off wanting to lose weight or eat healthier. Many obsess over the way their body looks, its shape, or the food itself. National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA) helps educate the public about eating…