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Addiction Support Groups for Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 6, 2021Updated: July 14, 2021Support groups for women in rehab can be very beneficial in relapse prevention. All too often, women struggling with substance abuse feel alone. They may have delayed getting treatment for a number of reasons that other women…

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How to Support Someone with an Eating Disorder

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 20, 2021Updated: June 22, 2021Not everyone who recognizes that they have a problem is willing to take that all-important first step in seeking treatment. Many times they think that they can deal with the situation on their own. When helping a…

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Signs You Are Addicted to Painkillers

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 2, 2021Updated: June 22, 2021Doctor-prescribed painkillers are an effective tool in treating short-term pain and discomfort associated with many conditions. But when used for more than the recommended time, they can begin to take over the user’s ability to manage pain…

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Sober Activities for Memorial Day Weekend

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 31, 2021Updated: May 13, 2021Many recovering alcoholics find themselves dealing with temptation and risk a relapse when it comes to celebrating the holidays. With drinking being such a socially acceptable activity, it works its way into many holidays, most notably Memorial…

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Benefits of Rehabilitation for Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 25, 2021Updated: June 1, 2021Women are often responsible for caring for the emotional, mental, and physical needs of others. That said, women affected by substance abuse and dependency may ignore their own needs as they focus on the care of others.…

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What Is Rational Emotive Therapy?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 15, 2021Updated: April 27, 2021There are many options to choose from when it comes to getting treatment for a substance use disorder. Sometimes, medication is a part of the recovery process. Other times, different therapy strategies are necessary. No matter the…

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Commonly Addictive Opioids

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 10, 2021Updated: April 27, 2021Opioid use has become an epidemic in America. Millions of Americans abuse prescription opioids and substances like heroin each year. Thousands of people die each year from opioid overdoses, which comprise almost half of the drug overdoses…

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National Screening Day Offers Help for Alcohol Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 5, 2021Updated: April 27, 2021In 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…

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How Addiction Impacts Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 17, 2021Updated: June 11, 2021Addiction brings unique challenges for women. If they have a problem with alcohol, they leave themselves more vulnerable to abuse by others. Women tend to become intoxicated faster because they absorb alcohol at a quicker rate than…