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Life Skills Training

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 2, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020Life skills training encompasses a broad spectrum of activities and therapy that helps you function in the real world. By working with a therapist or participating in a project, you can learn skills that improve your relationships,…

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Signs of Cocaine Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 28, 2019Updated: June 11, 2021Cocaine or coke is a stimulant derived from the coca leaves. This recreational drug is commonly snorted, inhaled or dissolved and injected into the veins. Cocaine is one of the most abused drugs in the world, second…

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Fentanyl Addiction Treatment Program

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 15, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020Fentanyl is one of the most powerful opioid painkillers, often used in recovery from surgery. On the street, fentanyl is sometimes mixed with other drugs such as heroin, to make heroin more profitable, resulting in hundreds of…

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 8, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020Mindfulness based cognitive therapy is a form of cognitive therapy (MBCT). MBCT teaches people how to move away from negative thought patterns that can trigger a relapse into drug or alcohol abuse. Usually, it occurs when partaking…

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Celebrating a Sober Fourth of July

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 3, 2019Updated: July 22, 2019July 4th is the day we commemorate the Declaration of Independence. It is a day of parades, fireworks, and bar-b-ques. For many people, it is also a struggle to remain sober from drug or alcohol abuse. In…

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Motivational Interviewing

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 25, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020Motivational interviewing is something that counselors use to help clients find internal motivation. Then, this motivation helps people to catalyze behavior changes. This kind of technique is a practical, fast way to help people make significant life…

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Trauma and Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 22, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020Trauma and addiction can sometimes have a powerful relationship. The treatment options involved in addressing these complicated issues must be diverse to meet each person’s needs. By knowing the signs to look for regarding each issue, you…

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Gestalt Therapy Program for Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 18, 2019Updated: June 11, 2021Gestalt therapy is a psychotherapy technique that focuses on the client. This client-centered approach helps people understand what is going on in their lives within the present moment. Sometimes, the human mind remains mired in past memories…

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Is Xanax Addictive?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 13, 2019Updated: June 6, 2019Xanax is the brand name for a kind of drug known as alprazolam. When people take Xanax correctly, it helps them with anxiety disorders and panic disorders. People who take this drug may sometimes wonder, “Is Xanax…

Addiction Education

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 29, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020There’s a saying that knowledge is power. When it comes to addiction, this saying works perfectly. Most experts agree that it’s ideal for people to know as much about addiction as possible. For that reason, a women’s…