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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…

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Addressing Your Disordered Eating Before the Holidays

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: November 20, 2021Updated: November 19, 2021Holiday festivities often encourage eating and drinking alcohol in quantities that would otherwise be discouraged. Those with disordered eating likely feel a great deal of stress and anxiety leading up to these events as…

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Benefits of Attending Long-Term Rehab

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: November 13, 2021Updated: November 19, 2021Some issues take longer than others to resolve. The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® offers long-term rehab programs that can extend 90 days or more as necessary. Three months may sound like a long…

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Fentanyl Side Effects

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored BySharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: November 3, 2021Updated: November 19, 2021Like any other medication, fentanyl comes with side effects. Not all of these side effects are lethal. However, they can cause health problems over time. You should tell your doctor about any…

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Long and Short Term Opioid Side Effects

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: October 23, 2021Updated: October 15, 2021The opioid epidemic has become a well-known national problem. It makes news headlines daily. While we had begun to make progress on this recently, tragically, the pandemic made us take a giant step backward…