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What Are the Physical Signs of Heroin Abuse?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 11, 2019Updated: June 6, 2022In 2016, over 940,000 Americans said that they used heroin in the past year. Unfortunately, this number continues to grow. To make matters worse, few people seek the help that they need from a heroin addiction treatment…

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Most Addictive Drugs

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 23, 2019Updated: June 11, 2021More than 21 million Americans battle some type of drug addiction. While there is an endless array of prescription and illicit drugs – more popping up every day – some drugs have a more powerful effect than…

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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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The Benefits of Animal Therapy

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 22, 2019Updated: July 3, 2019Interacting with animals comes with several benefits for humans. Studies have demonstrated that animals reduce the body’s stress response, leading to reduced blood pressure and anxiety. Conventional therapy combined with an animal assisted therapy program, is very effective…

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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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Characteristics of Reliable Drug Rehab Centers in NC

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 1, 2018Updated: April 2, 2020Tackling drug dependency requires professional support, but finding a reliable and reputable drug rehab program can be challenging. While there are plenty of programs out there, narrowing down the options might be overwhelming. Not all rehab centers…

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The Connection Between Women and Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 26, 2018Updated: March 19, 2020Both men and women have an equal degree of risk for developing substance abuse or addiction. However, there may be very different reasons behind the development of these problems between the two genders. The information below touches…

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Ever Heard of Intuitive Eating?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 9, 2018Updated: September 21, 2018We are born as natural intuitive eaters. As babies we cry, eat, and then we’re done until we feel hungry again. As we grow up we are innately able to balance our intake. However, when rules and…

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Women in Recovery: Tips for Success

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 5, 2018Updated: March 19, 2020Women and men experience addiction at nearly equal rates. But did you know women in recovery experience their own set of unique challenges?Women and AddictionWomen often begin using addictive substances for very different reasons than men. As…