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Finding Anxiety Treatment Centers for Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 30, 2021Updated: August 13, 2021Anxiety is one of the most misunderstood disorders, affecting more than 40 million people each year. It is the most common mental illness in the United States and comes in many forms, each with its own path…

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How Long Does Heroin Withdrawal Last?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 4, 2021Updated: August 13, 2021Heroin addiction is a major problem in the United States. To make matters worse, few people seek the help that they need to manage it, especially women. Why don’t people seek treatment for heroin addiction? One reason…

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What to Expect During Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 10, 2021Updated: June 22, 2021A dual diagnosis occurs when both a mental health disorder and substance abuse problem co-occur. People often self-medicate when dealing with mental health issues which then exacerbates the initial complication. The Willows at Red Oak Recovery specializes…

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Getting Treatment for Anxiety and Substance Use

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 25, 2021Updated: April 27, 2021Just like the chicken and the egg, the conversation about whether anxiety or substance use comes first is ongoing. No one can say whether anxiety leads to substance use or whether substance use furthers a person’s anxiety,…

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Is Alcohol a Drug?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 10, 2020Updated: March 5, 2020Many people do not know enough about alcohol and substance abuse. Some might ask, “Is alcohol a drug?” and “What are the effects of alcohol? Alcohol is a drug that reduces a person’s ability to think clearly…

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Is Xanax Addictive?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 13, 2019Updated: June 6, 2019Xanax is the brand name for a kind of drug known as alprazolam. When people take Xanax correctly, it helps them with anxiety disorders and panic disorders. People who take this drug may sometimes wonder, “Is Xanax…

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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 22, 2019Updated: April 4, 2019When people think about alcohol, they typically don’t think about it being a drug. The reason is that they can buy it in nearly any store. Television commercials even advertise it as a way to relax and…

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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…