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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: February 1, 2022Updated: February 18, 2022While many diseases can wreak havoc on an individual’s life, eating disorders can have a particularly adverse impact. Luckily, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) created an event to address and resolve the issues…

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Tips for Having a Sober Summer Vacation

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 29, 2021Updated: July 14, 2021Everyone looks forward to summer. After all, it’s vacation time. Whether hitting the road or staying close to home, we all need to unwind and spend some quality time with those whose company we enjoy. However, for…

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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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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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Is Addiction a Disease?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 15, 2019Updated: March 19, 2020Is addiction a disease? Many families ask this question when their loved ones struggle with addiction. While some people want to believe that it’s a lifestyle choice that people can change, it’s not that simple. The short…

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National Wear Red Day For Womens Heart Health

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 1, 2019Updated: March 11, 2019In today’s world, focusing on holistic health is immensely important. This is the case for many reasons, including the rise of synthetic foods and sedentary living patterns. One aspect of wellness that women should pay attention to…

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What Is Transitional Living?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 26, 2018Updated: December 10, 2018Rehab opens the door to a lifestyle change. Whereas in the past your day revolved around drug abuse, you are now actively working toward lifelong sobriety. This is why good-quality care facilities have a strong aftercare component.…

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World Mental Health Day 2018

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 24, 2018Updated: September 28, 2018More and more people each year are struggling with their mental health, but there is still a lack of awareness. Aside from the lack of awareness, some people are afraid to discuss their mental health because of…