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3 Myths about Addiction Treatment

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 1, 2020Updated: January 13, 2021Dealing with addiction can be extremely challenging. Addiction is a compulsive habit of engaging in substances with rewarding stimuli, despite adverse effects or consequences. Many people choose to continue living with their battle with addiction rather than…

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How to Have a Sober Halloween

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 30, 2020Updated: November 24, 2020Halloween celebrations usually tend to end in parties. Whether it’s a get together with your family or friends, or an office party, alcohol will likely be part of the event. If you’re trying to stay sober on…

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Signs You Have Co-Occurring Disorders

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 23, 2020Updated: November 24, 2020You have probably heard about co-occurring disorders. However, do you know what the term “co-occurring” really means? A drug use disorder accompanied by a mental health disorder, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),…

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Common Co-Occurring Issues Women Face

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 22, 2020Updated: September 2, 2020If you’re a woman dealing with drug or alcohol dependency, and you also have a behavior disorder, you have a dual diagnosis. Co-occurring issues are not uncommon, but it can complicate the treatment process.To provide you the…

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3 Things to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 15, 2020Updated: September 2, 2020If you or a loved one is facing drug or alcohol addiction, you know how terrible the damage it can cause. Thankfully, there are many addiction treatment centers dedicated to helping you start your journey on the…

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5 Causes of Substance Abuse in Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 1, 2020Updated: October 14, 2020People say that everything has a reason. Finding and addressing the cause of your substance use may be beneficial. After all, addressing the root causes of substance abuse is vital if you are to achieve a long-term…

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What Is Relapse, and What Can You Do About It?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 10, 2020Updated: August 7, 2020When people first get sober, they picture a future without any drug or alcohol abuse. However, the reality is that substance use disorders are a chronic condition with a high potential of relapse. However, you may wonder,…

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Identify and Treat Your Common Triggers In Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 3, 2020Updated: June 11, 2021There is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding drug and alcohol addiction. Many people believe that addicts choose to abuse substances as a part of their lifestyles. Others believe that it’s easy to quit drinking or using drugs.…

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The Connection Between Alcohol and Social Media

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 25, 2020Updated: July 14, 2020Social media is a part of daily life for many people. Unfortunately, when social media is constantly glorifying alcohol abuse, it can be hard to have a healthy attitude towards alcohol. Recognizing the relationship between alcohol and…