a woman explains alcohol addiction screening

National Screening Day Offers Help for Alcohol Addiction

In 1999, the first National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) event took place. Over 50,000 people attended the events at 1,500 screening centers across the United States, where they received screening for and advice on alcohol dependence. This event, started by the National Institutes Of Health (NIH), was the beginning of a yearly initiative to raise…

women discuss trauma informed care

Three Benefits of Women’s Trauma Therapy

Too often, women may experience trauma and not get appropriate treatment for it. In such instances, those women may turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with the traumatizing event’s effects. However, because these issues have such close ties, the woman needs both addiction treatment and trauma therapy. Doing so offers multiple benefits for the…

Woman Experiencing Depression

How Depression Impacts Women

Millions of women end up diagnosed with depression each year. Statistics show that millions of women end up developing this mental health disorder in their life. They are also twice as likely as men to end up with depression. The illness can start showing itself at any age. It’s important that women living with depression…

The Willows at Red Oak Recovery

4 Year Anniversary Celebration for The Willows at Red Oak Recovery®

The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® is excited to announce that their clinically dynamic, trauma intensive substance abuse and mental health treatment program for young adult women, ages 18-35, is celebrating their four-year anniversary this month. Their intimate, gender-specific program is located on an expansive 34-acre horse farm just outside of Asheville, NC, where clients…

Woman Attending Women's Addiction Treatment Program

Could You Benefit from Gender-Specific Treatment?

Are you familiar with the term “gender-specific treatment?” It’s a term you may hear mentioned often in the recovery world. Generally, it describes drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs that treat men and women separately. Treatment that is non-gender-specific clumps all clients together, regardless of sex. As a result, the treatment provided must encompass broader…

women discuss trauma informed care

Do I Need Trauma-Informed Care?

Although they produce severe short and long-term emotional pain and mental distress, reactions to trauma are normal. Fear, paranoia, anger, isolation, anxiety, and depression are ways of dealing with a traumatic event. However, the healing process can take years. In some cases, the person who experienced the trauma never heals from it. Unfortunately, many of…