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September Is National Recovery Month

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 27, 2021Updated: August 31, 2021Millions of Americans have reconstructed their lives through recovery. To honor and celebrate that fact, every September since 1989 is National Recovery Month. The name has changed twice since being finally recognized as Recovery Month in 2011.…

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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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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…

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Commonly Addictive Opioids

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 10, 2021Updated: April 27, 2021Opioid use has become an epidemic in America. Millions of Americans abuse prescription opioids and substances like heroin each year. Thousands of people die each year from opioid overdoses, which comprise almost half of the drug overdoses…

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National Screening Day Offers Help for Alcohol Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 5, 2021Updated: April 27, 2021In 1999, the first National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) event took place. Over 50,000 people attended the events at 1,500 screening centers across the United States, where they received screening for and advice on alcohol dependence. This…

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How to Balance Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 18, 2021Updated: March 5, 2021While it’s true that chaos is a side effect of drug and alcohol addiction, you can find relief in a nearby outpatient addiction treatment program. Outpatient care will help you get your life back in order without…

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3 Ways to Manage Emotions in Addiction Recovery

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 30, 2020Updated: January 12, 2021Addiction recovery can be a long and sometimes painful journey. It can be challenging to overcome physical and psychological dependence on drugs or alcohol. During the process of recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, your emotions may…

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3 Myths about Addiction Treatment

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 1, 2020Updated: January 13, 2021Dealing with addiction can be extremely challenging. Addiction is a compulsive habit of engaging in substances with rewarding stimuli, despite adverse effects or consequences. Many people choose to continue living with their battle with addiction rather than…

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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…