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Signs of Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 4, 2020Updated: August 23, 2022Addiction is something that millions of people deal with every single day. However, there are many people out there who struggle to understand if they have symptoms of addiction in the first place. This can be a…

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How to Help an Addict

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 27, 2020Updated: March 19, 2020Each person’s addiction is specific to her own life, and there is only so much you can do for that person outside of the professional help she must seek. Addiction comes in many forms, and identifying an…

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Are Your Addictive Behaviors Disrupting Your Life?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 13, 2020Updated: August 18, 2021Substance abuse is not the only type of addiction that exists. People can also have addictive behaviors that create negative consequences in their lives and require treatment to overcome. The sooner you realize your behavior is becoming…

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Overcoming the Myths About Drugs and Recovering from Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 9, 2019Updated: December 30, 2019Mind-altering substances have been around since the early days, and individuals at every age and walk of life may fall prey to the pleasures of intoxication. The substance abuse treatment in North Carolina has found many myths about…

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Am I An Alcoholic?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 22, 2019Updated: November 28, 2019Am I an alcoholic? You may find yourself asking that if you drink too often or too much in a single setting frequently. If you have concerns about your drinking patterns or get in trouble due to…

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What Is Rehab Like for Women?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 19, 2019Updated: November 28, 2019Are you a woman struggling with substance or alcohol abuse and looking to enter rehab? The recovery process may seem impossible, and you may be wondering, “what is rehab like for women?” The Willows at Red Oak…

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Psychological Dependence and Drugs

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 7, 2019Updated: April 2, 2020Have you been using drugs to get away from your problems? Maybe you suffered physical or emotional trauma, or you have an eating disorder. Over time, you have become dependent on drugs and have developed a psychological…

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Stages of Addiction and Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 4, 2019Updated: March 19, 2020Addiction is a disease that negatively impacts millions of families and individuals alike daily. Approximately 21 million Americans admit to having at least one addiction. Knowing how to cope with and face addiction with proper resources is…

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The Top Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 28, 2019Updated: November 4, 2019Many people resort to using synthetic drugs for recreational use, which can lead to addictions and dependency. Synthetic drugs are created in labs and can have a unique effect on the brain and behavior. If you or…