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Gender and Addiction: Important Differences It Helps to Know

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 20, 2020Updated: June 1, 2020Gender and addiction impact each other in many ways that are sometimes subtle. There are major differences in how men and women become addicted to substances and respond to treatment. The reasons for those differences can be…

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Women Should Learn About the Impact of Triggers and Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 6, 2020Updated: June 1, 2020Emotional triggers and recovery have a relationship; sobriety is more difficult, unless you know about these issues that can prevent you from reaching freedom from substance abuse. They may be certain words or places that can cause…

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What Are Life Skills? They Can Help You Recover

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 25, 2020Updated: April 28, 2020What are life skills? Good mental health involves knowing measures that can prevent relapse and lead to recovery from substance abuse, trauma, or mental health issues. Positive change is possible through a blend of evidence-based practices, somatic…

Fourth Quarter Newsletter 2019

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 31, 2020Updated: April 6, 2020THE WILLOWS CELEBRATES THREE YEARS!Photos from spirit week & the anniversary celebration can be found on our social media pages.This October, The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® celebrated their three year anniversary of being at their expansive,…

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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 25, 2020Updated: February 25, 2020According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2 million people had an opioid use disorder in 2018 alone. The state has enforced different protocols to help reduce the number of overdoses and deaths contributing…

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Sex Addiction Therapy Program in North Carolina

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 20, 2020Updated: June 6, 2022When people hear the word “addiction,” they often think of people who are dependent on heroin, methamphetamine, and other hard drugs. However, the reality is that it is possible to develop a dependency on any behavior. Those…

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Coping Skills for Addiction Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 25, 2020Updated: February 24, 2020Developing 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…

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How Long Does It Take to Detox?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 13, 2020Updated: July 27, 2021The drug detox process is different for everybody. So exactly how long does it take to detox? It depends on what substance your body is trying to rid itself of and your body’s specific processes. You’ll find…