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What Are Some Signs of Depression You Should Take Seriously?

Depression is one of America’s most widespread disorders today, with millions of people suffering from this condition. Unfortunately, its rates seem to be on the rise, with signs of depression increasing dangerously among children and teenagers. Depression can have significant societal consequences, causing billions of dollars in lost productivity in the United States each year.…

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If Social Media and Anxiety Rule Your Life, Help Is Here

Using social media is almost essential to function in today’s world. For many people, it’s a way to keep their jobs and maintain relationships. Even when you’d rather not interact with others, there’s intense pressure to stay on social media. Your struggle with social media and anxiety might feel unbearable. The pressure to use social…

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Three Simple Yet Effective Strategies for Coping With Loneliness

Coping with loneliness, even under normal circumstances, can create feelings of discontent and powerlessness along with other negative emotions. Mental health challenges, like addiction, exacerbate the issue even more. People feel lonely when they are involved in their addiction. Therefore, it’s important that they develop the skills they need to meet this challenge head on.…

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Women Should Learn About the Impact of Triggers and Recovery

Emotional triggers and recovery have a relationship; sobriety is more difficult, unless you know about these issues that can prevent you from reaching freedom from substance abuse. They may be certain words or places that can cause patterns for someone to go back to the past where behaviors were troublesome. Your mental health becomes stronger…

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What Is Trauma and How is It Connected to Addiction?

Trauma is one of the most complex and widespread factors influencing addiction. Understanding the answer to the question “What is trauma?” and how it ties to substance abuse can help the recovery process. This treatment can be done with appropriate intervention and care from compassionate, patient counselors. At The Willows at Red Oak, we strive…