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Three Simple Yet Effective Strategies for Coping With Loneliness

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 20, 2020Updated: July 14, 2020Coping with loneliness, even under normal circumstances, can create feelings of discontent and powerlessness along with other negative emotions. Mental health challenges, like addiction, exacerbate the issue even more. People feel lonely when they are involved in…

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Valuable Tips for Relapse Prevention

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 24, 2020Updated: June 1, 2020The process for substance abuse recovery involves a never-ending journey. Even when you wish to remain sober, lingering aspects of physical and psychological dependency remain. People in recovery find themselves at risk of relapsing. Some people do…

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Gender and Addiction: Important Differences It Helps to Know

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 20, 2020Updated: June 1, 2020Gender and addiction impact each other in many ways that are sometimes subtle. There are major differences in how men and women become addicted to substances and respond to treatment. The reasons for those differences can be…

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The Connection Between Personality and Alcohol Dependence

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 14, 2020Updated: June 1, 2020The 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…

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Women Should Learn About the Impact of Triggers and Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 6, 2020Updated: June 1, 2020Emotional 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…

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What Are Life Skills? They Can Help You Recover

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 25, 2020Updated: April 28, 2020What 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…

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What Is Trauma and How is It Connected to Addiction?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 15, 2020Updated: April 28, 2020Trauma 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…

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What You Need to Know About Trauma and Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 10, 2020Updated: April 28, 2020Trauma 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…