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The Connection Between PTSD and Substance Abuse

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 24, 2019Updated: March 19, 2020Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a real problem among men and women. What most people don’t know, though, is that PTSD and substance abuse often go hand in hand. In fact, the vast number of people who…

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What Is Clinical Depression?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 15, 2019Updated: June 11, 2021It’s normal for people to feel depressed from time to time. When depression starts to affect how they live, though, they may suffer from clinical depression. However, what is clinical depression? Also, what is the relationship between…

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How to Overcome Anxiety

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 30, 2019Updated: August 7, 2019If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, then you know just how draining it can be. Anxiety affects every area of your life, including relationships, social interaction, and decision-making. Anxiety can occur with or without any trigger.…

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 8, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020Mindfulness 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…

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National PTSD Awareness Day

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 27, 2019Updated: June 6, 2019Post-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…

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Trauma and Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 22, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020Trauma and addiction can sometimes have a powerful relationship. The treatment options involved in addressing these complicated issues must be diverse to meet each person’s needs. By knowing the signs to look for regarding each issue, you…

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Types of Trauma

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 11, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020Millions of people around the country endure traumatic events that affect their emotional and physical health every year. A number of these individuals will then experience substance abuse to either drugs or alcohol. Learning about the connection…

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National Women’s Health Week

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 10, 2019Updated: July 23, 2019Each year, National Women’s Health Week starts on Mother’s Day. This annual event helps to raise awareness about issues surrounding women’s health and mental health. More importantly, it is a reminder to women across the United States…

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Understand the Difference Between DBT Vs CBT

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 8, 2019Updated: April 2, 2020At mental health and addiction treatment centers, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are both popular treatment options. Many people wonder what the main differences between DBT vs CBT are. Both of these talk…

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What Is Transitional Living?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 26, 2018Updated: December 10, 2018Rehab opens the door to a lifestyle change. Whereas in the past your day revolved around drug abuse, you are now actively working toward lifelong sobriety. This is why good-quality care facilities have a strong aftercare component.…