Opioids

The Realities of Opioid Use in Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 10, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022The United States continues to battle the fallout from the opioid health crisis that first emerged in the early 90s. It started when pharmaceutical companies began focusing more on eliminating pain versus managing it safely. Women ended…

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5 Tips for Choosing a Rehab Program

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 5, 2021Updated: March 29, 2021The decision to enter a rehab program for a substance use disorder can be overwhelming. It’s one thing to admit that you have a problem. How do you go about making sure you pick the right place…

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How to Balance Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 18, 2021Updated: March 5, 2021While it’s true that chaos is a side effect of drug and alcohol addiction, you can find relief in a nearby outpatient addiction treatment program. Outpatient care will help you get your life back in order without…

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3 Ways Alcohol Addiction Affects the Body

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 18, 2020Updated: January 29, 2021Excessive drinking over a long period will eventually take its toll on your body. Alcohol addiction can affect your brain, heart, liver, pancreas, and immune system. Also, your risk of getting cancer is much higher. Binging can…

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How to Enjoy Sober Holidays

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 4, 2020Updated: January 29, 2021If you are new to recovery, the holidays can be an incredibly difficult time. Emotional triggers are everywhere: family conflict, financial stress, social events, painful memories of holidays past, and, of course, your weekly routine going wildly…

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3 Ways to Manage Emotions in Addiction Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 30, 2020Updated: January 12, 2021Addiction recovery can be a long and sometimes painful journey. It can be challenging to overcome physical and psychological dependence on drugs or alcohol. During the process of recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, your emotions may…

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4 Ways to Have a Sober Thanksgiving

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 25, 2020Updated: June 11, 2021Thanksgiving is a merry holiday meant for everyone to enjoy. It’s a time of the year when drinks and buffets are waiting on the table. Generally, it is a holiday most people can’t wait to celebrate. However,…

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The Dangers of the Benzo Shortage

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 21, 2020Updated: January 13, 2021Benzodiazepine, or benzos, is a sedative type that many people rely on to manage mental health symptoms. It is not entirely healthy or safe for its users as it is also associated with dependence. But, a benzo…

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Dangers of Drinking Alcohol and Exercising

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 7, 2020Updated: January 13, 2021Alcohol addiction poses many threats to our health. One such health risk is the use of alcohol and exercise. Drinking alcohol and exercising can lead to severe dehydration, which is dangerous because your body needs to stay…