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Is Addiction a Disease?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 15, 2019Updated: March 19, 2020Is addiction a disease? Many families ask this question when their loved ones struggle with addiction. While some people want to believe that it’s a lifestyle choice that people can change, it’s not that simple. The short…

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Union Members Addiction Treatment

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 13, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020The relationship between union members and addiction treatment centers is a rocky one. In the past, some rehab centers used scams to drain as much out of their health insurance as possible. However, not all union members…

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What Is Fentanyl?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 1, 2019Updated: April 4, 2019What is fentanyl, and why do so many drug prevention groups warn against it? While most people know that fentanyl is a highly addictive drug, few know much more about it. One fact that they should know…

Paying For Addiction Rehab

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 22, 2019Updated: March 3, 2022Once you decide to seek treatment for drug and alcohol dependency, one of your first concerns may be paying for addiction rehab. The cost of treatment varies widely from one facility to the next. Luxury rehab centers…

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Signs Of Alcoholism

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 15, 2019Updated: April 2, 2020Alcohol abuse is one of the most common forms of addiction in today’s society. Although some signs of alcoholism are easy to identify, others are much more difficult to spot. People with alcohol problems often go to…

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National Wear Red Day For Womens Heart Health

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 1, 2019Updated: March 11, 2019In today’s world, focusing on holistic health is immensely important. This is the case for many reasons, including the rise of synthetic foods and sedentary living patterns. One aspect of wellness that women should pay attention to…

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Low Self Esteem and Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 29, 2018Updated: November 12, 2018Whether you or someone you love has substance use disorder, it’s important to understand the condition. You might know that taking a prescription for a long time builds a tolerance that can lead to addiction. However, many…

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What Is Continuum of Care?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 22, 2018Updated: March 19, 2020You might come across a lot of terms that are unfamiliar when you first look for treatment. A common one is “continuum of care.” However, it is helpful to understand what is continuum of care so that…

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Rope Course Therapy

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 15, 2018Updated: April 17, 2020The Willows, a women’s addiction treatment center in Fairview, NC, offers rope course therapy. This therapy is just one tool among many that lead you into healthy, lasting recovery. As an experiential therapy, a rope course provides…

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World Kindness Day Nov 13th

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 13, 2018Updated: March 19, 2020In general, people get caught up in their busy lifestyles. Amidst the hustle and bustle, they tend to brush kindness aside in favor of trending or urgent activities. However, World Kindness Day Nov 13th has an annual…