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How Women Can Cope with a Dual Diagnosis

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 29, 2022Updated: April 27, 2022Women across the United States struggle with mental health and addiction. Social pressure, unprocessed trauma, and life changes can lead many women to turn to substance use. Studies now show that at least half of women living…

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Women and Alcohol Abuse

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 8, 2022Updated: April 27, 2022Addiction affects men and women around the country every day. During Alcohol Awareness Month, it’s essential to recognize, de-stigmatize, and treat alcohol abuse. Alcohol addiction may seem less severe than other addictions because alcohol is legal. Unfortunately,…

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 1, 2022Updated: April 27, 2022Throughout the year, we recognize many vital causes. Addiction is one of those, and Alcohol Awareness Month is designed to shed light on the severe consequences of alcohol abuse. The month also strives to help with alcohol…

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First Step to Take to Begin Addiction Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: March 15, 2022Updated: April 7, 2022Beginning addiction recovery can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, many women today face addiction in silence. Stigmas, social pressures, class issues, and familial expectations can make it hard for women to get the help they need…

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Ways to Support Women During National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: February 21, 2022Updated: February 2, 2022National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Week is an annual week of recognition and awareness-building related to eating disorders and their impact on numerous people. This year’s week will be observed from February 21-27 and…

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How to Support a Woman With Anorexia

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 30, 2022Updated: December 29, 2021Eating disorders present a variety of challenges. This is true both for the person dealing with one and their surrounding loved ones. As someone trying to support someone with an eating disorder, it’s challenging to figure out…

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Physical Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: January 10, 2022Updated: December 29, 2021Heroin is an illegal drug in the opioid family. As such, uncomfortable side effects often accompany its use, particularly when withdrawal sets in. The symptoms of heroin withdrawal can appear within hours after someone…

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The Benefits of Group Therapy for Women in Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: January 3, 2022Updated: January 25, 2022Group therapy is when therapeutic intervention is delivered to multiple clients at once. Anywhere from two to as many as a dozen people can participate in group therapy simultaneously. Groups can be…

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How to Practice Holistic Healing at Home

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: December 31, 2021Updated: December 8, 2021Holistic healing practices are a set of approaches to health that consider the mind, body, soul, and environment. While at first glance, they may sound like just a trendy fad, they, in fact, hold…

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4 Common Holiday Triggers

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: December 8, 2021Updated: December 21, 2021For many people, holidays are joyous occasions that bring family and friends together. However, for those in recovery, the holidays can be filled with endless addiction triggers that lead to relapse. This…