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Common Signs Women Are Experiencing PTSD

While trauma can happen to anyone, women may experience different types of trauma than men. Additionally, women who experience trauma have a greater chance than men of developing PTSD. Getting help for women showing signs of PTSD must include treatment that is sensitive to women’s trauma. The care team must also recognize complications of PTSD…

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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…

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

Every year, International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements around the world. Sadly, in many areas of life and locations, women don’t have equal footing with men. Therefore, this day also helps to promote recognition of this disparity and work to change it. To learn more about this unique day, please contact The Willows at Red…

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What Is Rational Emotive Therapy?

Rational emotive therapy, or rational emotive-behavioral therapy (REBT), is a type of cognitive therapy that focuses on what clients think. This form of psychotherapy has many applications, including situations where individuals want to change unwelcome thinking and behavior patterns. Therefore, many in substance use rehab programs find REBT helpful in their recovery efforts. To learn…

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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…

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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…