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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…

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How to Practice Patience in Any Situation to Maintain Sobriety

Part of your North Carolina relapse prevention plan should include learning how to practice patience as well as attending women’s addiction treatment programs and developing coping skills in Asheville. If you struggle with patience, The Willows at Red Oak Recovery can help. Keep in mind that patience is often something people learn rather than having…