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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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What is Psychotherapy?

Have you ever asked yourself “What is psychotherapy, anyway?” Sure, you have some idea. If you’re like many people, you have a picture in your head of a person lying on a couch, chatting, while the therapist takes notes. Psychotherapy often entails talking about your problems. Yet, there are many different types of psychotherapy these…

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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…

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Mental Illness Statistics and Their Relation to Substance Use

Mental illness statistics in the United States show that it is a national problem. People from every region and background struggle with mental health issues. Conditions like anxiety and depression tend to be the most common. A dual diagnosis treatment center in NC can help you overcome your mental health struggles and overcome substance abuse.…

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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Techniques

Thanks to technology, the medical industry has been able to create psychotropic drugs. However, these drugs come with severe side effects. On the one hand, these drugs are essential. On the other hand, the side effects can severely affect a patient’s progress. What if there was a safer method to help treat and manage brain…

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How to Help Your Mental Health for World Mental Health Day

Every year, on October 10, World Mental Health Day helps bring awareness to mental illnesses and helps people recognize warning signs in themselves and in others. Mental illnesses affect 1 in 5 Americans every year, and there is no shame in having one. Admitting you are having trouble is the first step to recovery. What…

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The Connection Between PTSD and Substance Abuse

Post-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 struggle with addiction have, at one point, suffered some form of trauma. To make matters worse, real addiction…