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Do I Need an Aftercare Program?

No matter what type of addiction you have or what type of rehab you have completed, an aftercare program is a vital part of many recovery programs. The question, “Do I need an aftercare program?” is one that is commonly asked. Many people believe that after going through detox and rehab that they have completed…

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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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Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Meth

Methamphetamine is a drug that impacts millions of families and individuals alike around the globe each year. With methamphetamine, individuals feel a rush of energy and typically feel euphoric. This makes the drug extremely appealing and addictive, even after just one use. Understanding the long-term effects of meth on the mind and body is essential.…

Third Quarter Newsletter 2019

Thank You U.S. Women’s World Cup Soccer Team! Back in 2005, Allie Long signed a letter of gratitude to Corinne Brown, Clinical Director of Foothills and an integral team member in the opening of The Willows at Red Oak Recovery®, as one of her Northport High School varsity soccer coaches with a side note pointing…

First Quarter Newsletter 2019

Self Defense Classes: Confidence, Safety, and Fitness Many of our young adult women join our campus in need of not only body empowerment but emotional and mental empowerment as they move through past traumas and events. Our clinical team uses evidence-based modalities to dive into conversations around safety, and we find there are activities outside…

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What Is Lean?

Civilizations around the world have used the benefits of intoxicating remedies for years. However, in recent years, we have seen a rise in the use of some substances outside of its intended purpose. People seeking various ways to alter perceptions remain unaware of the harm these substances can do to their health. Unfortunately, the inherent…

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Coping Skills for Addiction Recovery

Developing coping skills for addiction recovery means the difference between sobriety and a life out of your control. Many people suffering from substance abuse problems have few, if any, coping strategies. Yet, if they want to remain sober, it is critical that they develop these coping skills for women in Asheville, NC. What Are Coping…

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How to Have a Sober Valentine’s Day

Since holidays tend to come with strong emotions, partying and free time, they can make it hard for you to hold on to your sobriety. However, being aware of how holidays affect sobriety helps you take steps to avoid addictive behavior. As February 14 approaches, follow these steps to have a sober Valentine’s Day and…