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How to Enjoy Sober Holidays

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 4, 2020Updated: January 29, 2021If you are new to recovery, the holidays can be an incredibly difficult time. Emotional triggers are everywhere: family conflict, financial stress, social events, painful memories of holidays past, and, of course, your weekly routine going wildly…

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3 Ways to Manage Emotions in Addiction Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 30, 2020Updated: January 12, 2021Addiction recovery can be a long and sometimes painful journey. It can be challenging to overcome physical and psychological dependence on drugs or alcohol. During the process of recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, your emotions may…

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4 Ways to Have a Sober Thanksgiving

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 25, 2020Updated: June 11, 2021Thanksgiving is a merry holiday meant for everyone to enjoy. It’s a time of the year when drinks and buffets are waiting on the table. Generally, it is a holiday most people can’t wait to celebrate. However,…

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Dangers of Drinking Alcohol and Exercising

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 7, 2020Updated: January 13, 2021Alcohol addiction poses many threats to our health. One such health risk is the use of alcohol and exercise. Drinking alcohol and exercising can lead to severe dehydration, which is dangerous because your body needs to stay…

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3 Myths about Addiction Treatment

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 1, 2020Updated: January 13, 2021Dealing with addiction can be extremely challenging. Addiction is a compulsive habit of engaging in substances with rewarding stimuli, despite adverse effects or consequences. Many people choose to continue living with their battle with addiction rather than…

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How to Have a Sober Halloween

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 30, 2020Updated: November 24, 2020Halloween celebrations usually tend to end in parties. Whether it’s a get together with your family or friends, or an office party, alcohol will likely be part of the event. If you’re trying to stay sober on…

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What Is Mental Health Awareness Week?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 6, 2020Updated: November 24, 2020Today, millions of Americans struggle with mental health disorders. At some point in their lives, even more Americans will experience a mental health condition. Because of the prevalence of mental disorders in our daily life, it is…

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How to Celebrate World Mental Health Day

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 2, 2020Updated: November 24, 2020Mental health is just as vital to your overall well-being as physical health. However, many people neglect this critical factor and refuse to talk about their mental condition due to the stigma and discrimination that often accompany…

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Common Co-Occurring Issues Women Face

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 22, 2020Updated: September 2, 2020If you’re a woman dealing with drug or alcohol dependency, and you also have a behavior disorder, you have a dual diagnosis. Co-occurring issues are not uncommon, but it can complicate the treatment process.To provide you the…