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The Connection Between Personality and Alcohol Dependence

The link between personality and alcohol dependence is a topic that is of interest to many. The most common question surrounding the topic is whether certain personalities are more prone to develop dependency issues than others. You might have wondered whether alcohol influences the person and creates a certain personality or whether they were more…

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Women Should Learn About the Impact of Triggers and Recovery

Emotional triggers and recovery have a relationship; sobriety is more difficult, unless you know about these issues that can prevent you from reaching freedom from substance abuse. They may be certain words or places that can cause patterns for someone to go back to the past where behaviors were troublesome. Your mental health becomes stronger…

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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…