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3 Benefits of Meditation for Addiction Recovery

One of the overlooked aspects of addiction recovery is the increased mental health aspects. Meditation therapy is one of the most utilized but least understood tools available. How it works is less important than the fact that it works. At The Willows at Red Oak Recovery, we approach rehabilitation holistically, and meditation has been one…

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Sober Activities for Memorial Day Weekend

Many recovering alcoholics find themselves dealing with temptation and risk a relapse when it comes to celebrating the holidays. With drinking being such a socially acceptable activity, it works its way into many holidays, most notably Memorial Day Weekend. When people celebrate the start of summer with beer or wine, many long-term recovering alcoholics or…

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Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month

Each May, those that struggle with mental health issues and their loved ones hope to bring awareness to mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month. Whether they have just finished at a dual diagnosis treatment center or are years post-recovery, mental health awareness becomes a critical mission for many that have dealt with mental health…

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Holistic Rehab Center North Carolina

Many young women want to be on the road to recovery. However, they are in need of a treatment center that can address their mental health problems in addition to their substance abuse issues. For many people, the two issues are difficult to separate. Without dual-diagnosis treatment in Asheville, NC, some women may find recovery…

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Reality Therapy Programs

People use and abuse drugs for many reasons. One reason is that they’re unable to meet the basic social need to connect with others. Thankfully, reality therapy programs can train them to connect with loved ones. For this reason, reality therapy has become popular during rehab at a substance abuse treatment center in Asheville, NC.…

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness based cognitive therapy is a form of cognitive therapy (MBCT). MBCT teaches people how to move away from negative thought patterns that can trigger a relapse into drug or alcohol abuse. Usually, it occurs when partaking in a meditation therapy program. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Substance Abuse The purpose of MBCT is to teach…

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National PTSD Awareness Day

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent mental disorder. Through National PTSD Awareness Day, advocates work to raise awareness about this issue. While many people think that primarily veterans experience PTSD, there are actually countless victims of trauma, violence, and crime who also suffer from the disorder. What Is National PTSD Awareness Day? National PTSD…

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Gestalt Therapy Program for Women

Gestalt therapy is a psychotherapy technique that focuses on the client. This client-centered approach helps people understand what is going on in their lives within the present moment. Sometimes, the human mind remains mired in past memories and experiences. Instead of allowing these memories to determine their lives, clients can re-enact the past, learn about…