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What Are Life Skills? They Can Help You Recover

What 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 interventions, experiential therapy, and holistic approaches that encourage women to unlock their true potential. “Redefining the Clinical Experience”…

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What Is Trauma and How is It Connected to Addiction?

Trauma is one of the most complex and widespread factors influencing addiction. Understanding the answer to the question “What is trauma?” and how it ties to substance abuse can help the recovery process. This treatment can be done with appropriate intervention and care from compassionate, patient counselors. At The Willows at Red Oak, we strive…

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What You Need to Know About Trauma and Women

Trauma is an unfortunate reality of many women’s lives. Long after the traumatic event has passed, it can continue to have devastating effects on the mind. However, the right treatment can make a huge difference. Understanding the unique issues relating to trauma and women can help you find ways to take charge of your mental…

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Addiction and Your Physical Health

The risks associated with addiction and your physical health exist on a daily basis. This is true among people that have an alcohol use disorder (AUD), a substance use disorder (SUD) or a dual diagnosis disorder. Some people use more than one drug. If you use alcohol and also use other drugs, the consequences associated…

Fourth Quarter Newsletter 2019

THE 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, 38- acre campus where young adult women, ages 18 to 35, are recovering from trauma, substance…

Third Quarter Newsletter 2019

Thank You U.S. Women’s World Cup Soccer Team! Back in 2005, Allie Long signed a letter of gratitude to Corinne Brown, Clinical Director of Foothills and an integral team member in the opening of The Willows at Red Oak Recovery®, as one of her Northport High School varsity soccer coaches with a side note pointing…