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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…

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Carfentanil Addiction Treatment

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 21, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020While society tends to place a significant focus on fentanyl abuse, many fail to understand the dangers of Carfentanil. This substance is a potent sedative that veterinarians use to sedate large animals. The drug is about 100…

The Link Between Exercise and Addiction Recovery

The Link Between Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 14, 2019Updated: November 4, 2019Exercise and Addiction Therapy: How They RelateRecovering from an addiction is not always as simple as staying sober. Part of the recovery process includes being physically fit. An exercise program helps improve the circulatory system. Exercise and…

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How to Help Your Mental Health for World Mental Health Day

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 7, 2019Updated: November 4, 2019Every year, on October 10, World Mental Health Day helps bring awareness to mental illnesses and helps people recognize warning signs in themselves and in others. Mental illnesses affect 1 in 5 Americans every year, and there…

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The Benefits of Individual Therapy for Treating Substance Abuse

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 1, 2019Updated: November 4, 2019Substance abuse is a complex issue where chicken-and-egg situations are often present. Did lack of self-esteem cause the dependency, or did an inability to kick the habit lead to low self-esteem? When you seek therapy for your…

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The Connection Between PTSD and Substance Abuse

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 24, 2019Updated: March 19, 2020Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a real problem among men and women. What most people don’t know, though, is that PTSD and substance abuse often go hand in hand. In fact, the vast number of people who…

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What Are the Physical Signs of Heroin Abuse?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 11, 2019Updated: June 6, 2022In 2016, over 940,000 Americans said that they used heroin in the past year. Unfortunately, this number continues to grow. To make matters worse, few people seek the help that they need from a heroin addiction treatment…

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Reality Therapy Programs

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 7, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020People use and abuse drugs for many reasons. One reason is that they’re unable to meet the basic social need to connect with others. Thankfully, reality therapy programs can train them to connect with loved ones. For…

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Codeine Addiction Treatment

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 3, 2019Updated: August 23, 2022When it comes to controlling a cough, nothing works like prescription cough syrup. However, it also numbs pain thanks to the codeine that the medication contains. Although codeine is effective, it can also lead to addiction. Once…