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Addiction Support Groups for Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 6, 2021Updated: July 14, 2021Support groups for women in rehab can be very beneficial in relapse prevention. All too often, women struggling with substance abuse feel alone. They may have delayed getting treatment for a number of reasons that other women…

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When to Seek Help for Anxiety

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 30, 2021Updated: June 22, 2021Women tend to experience anxiety in greater numbers than men, and their symptoms are different. The numbers of women with anxiety are at twice the rate of men. The specific psychiatric disorders that fall under the umbrella…

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How to Support Someone with an Eating Disorder

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 20, 2021Updated: June 22, 2021Not everyone who recognizes that they have a problem is willing to take that all-important first step in seeking treatment. Many times they think that they can deal with the situation on their own. When helping a…

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3 Benefits of Meditation for Addiction Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 15, 2021Updated: June 22, 2021One of the overlooked aspects of addiction recovery is the increased mental health aspects. Meditation therapy is one of the most utilized but least understood tools available. How it works is less important than the fact that…

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What to Expect During Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 10, 2021Updated: June 22, 2021A dual diagnosis occurs when both a mental health disorder and substance abuse problem co-occur. People often self-medicate when dealing with mental health issues which then exacerbates the initial complication. The Willows at Red Oak Recovery specializes…

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Signs You Are Addicted to Painkillers

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 2, 2021Updated: June 22, 2021Doctor-prescribed painkillers are an effective tool in treating short-term pain and discomfort associated with many conditions. But when used for more than the recommended time, they can begin to take over the user’s ability to manage pain…

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Sober Activities for Memorial Day Weekend

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 31, 2021Updated: May 13, 2021Many recovering alcoholics find themselves dealing with temptation and risk a relapse when it comes to celebrating the holidays. With drinking being such a socially acceptable activity, it works its way into many holidays, most notably Memorial…

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Benefits of Rehabilitation for Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 25, 2021Updated: June 1, 2021Women are often responsible for caring for the emotional, mental, and physical needs of others. That said, women affected by substance abuse and dependency may ignore their own needs as they focus on the care of others.…

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What Is the Definition of a Gateway Drug?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 15, 2021Updated: June 1, 2021The definition of a gateway drug doesn’t change. However, the substances that experts consider to be gateway drugs are up for debate. Most importantly, though, people need to understand the definition. Understanding the term “gateway drug” can…

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3 Ways to Develop Effective Coping Skills

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 10, 2021Updated: May 13, 2021Drug and alcohol addiction causes damage to many aspects of life. It creates turmoil in relationships and makes it hard to do things once loved. That’s why it is so important to develop coping skills for addiction…