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3 Benefits of Attending an Inpatient Depression Treatment Center

Depression can wear you down and completely alter your life. But, unfortunately, it’s relatively common for people not to get the treatment they need. So how can you know if your depression is bad enough to warrant treatment? Does inpatient depression treatment make a difference? The sooner you can answer these questions, the sooner you…

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3 Benefits of Meditation for Addiction Recovery

One 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 it works. At The Willows at Red Oak Recovery, we approach rehabilitation holistically, and meditation has been one…

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Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month

Each May, those that struggle with mental health issues and their loved ones hope to bring awareness to mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month. Whether they have just finished at a dual diagnosis treatment center or are years post-recovery, mental health awareness becomes a critical mission for many that have dealt with mental health…

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Getting Treatment for PTSD and Substance Use

There are many reasons why a person might choose to use drugs or alcohol. People often turn to them for social occasions, pain relief, experimentation, rebellion, boredom, or self-medication. In any one of these situations, it can become possible for a person to become addicted. Anytime a person becomes addicted and seeks treatment at The…

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Common Signs Women Are Experiencing PTSD

While trauma can happen to anyone, women may experience different types of trauma than men. Additionally, women who experience trauma have a greater chance than men of developing PTSD. Getting help for women showing signs of PTSD must include treatment that is sensitive to women’s trauma. The care team must also recognize complications of PTSD…

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

Every year, International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements around the world. Sadly, in many areas of life and locations, women don’t have equal footing with men. Therefore, this day also helps to promote recognition of this disparity and work to change it. To learn more about this unique day, please contact The Willows at Red…

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What Is Rational Emotive Therapy?

Rational emotive therapy, or rational emotive-behavioral therapy (REBT), is a type of cognitive therapy that focuses on what clients think. This form of psychotherapy has many applications, including situations where individuals want to change unwelcome thinking and behavior patterns. Therefore, many in substance use rehab programs find REBT helpful in their recovery efforts. To learn…