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Gardening Therapy

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 8, 2018Updated: April 17, 2020Gardening offers an easy method for working through your stress and getting close to Mother Nature. This is why many therapists use gardening to help their clients with major life problems. So what is gardening therapy and…

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Hiking Therapy

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 17, 2018Updated: April 17, 2020Few places in the United States offer the rehab hiking opportunities of Fairview, North Carolina. Massive national forests on three sides, nature preserves, forests, lakes and game lands surround The Willows of Fairview. This provides the perfect…

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Equine Therapy

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 10, 2018Updated: April 17, 2020Animals play an important role in therapy. However, dogs and cats aren’t the only animals that can help people feel better. With equine therapy, horses have their own role to play. However, how does this type of…

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How Relationships Can Enable Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 30, 2018Updated: March 19, 2020Believe it or not, relationships can enable addiction in many ways. People often feed off of each other to the point where they become the triggers for drugs. When this happens, they have two choices. They can…

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Acupuncture Therapy

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 14, 2018Updated: April 17, 2020Is acupuncture therapy an excellent complementary treatment for those who seek rehab? Many people ask this question when they look for a substance abuse rehab. They want to know what the relationship is between acupuncture and substance…

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Addiction Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 3, 2018Updated: April 17, 2020Overcoming substance abuse and dependency is hard for both men and women. However, both genders struggle, they have different needs when it comes to addiction recovery. The key is that there’s more to treatment than just detox.…

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How Adventure Therapy Aides Addiction Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 1, 2018Updated: March 19, 2020The best rehab centers have more to offer than just traditional rehab services. Conventional programs typically include group and individual therapies. However, adventure therapy is another way to help people overcome substance abuse. Let’s take a more…

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The Connection Between Addiction and Family

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 31, 2018Updated: June 11, 2021Your family members can be the closest allies in your struggle to overcome addiction. However, in some cases, they can also contribute to the habit. What do you need to know about the connection between addiction and…

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms: What You Need to Know

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 18, 2018Updated: March 19, 2020Withdrawal is what happens to the body when you stop using a substance you have grown physically dependent on. This can be anything from alcohol to cocaine. Withdrawal can be uncomfortable. However, it is a necessary part…

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What is Dual Diagnosis?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 11, 2018Updated: July 12, 2018Substance abuse and dependence rarely appear out of nowhere. Instead, it can develop because of related issues, many of which can impact mental health. What is dual diagnosis? Read on to learn what dual diagnosis is, what…