a woman struggles with painkiller addiction

Signs You Are Addicted to Painkillers

Doctor-prescribed painkillers are an effective tool in treating short-term pain and discomfort associated with many conditions. But when used for more than the recommended time, they can begin to take over the user’s ability to manage pain independently. Becoming dependent on the medication and increasing the dosage as one’s tolerance builds up can lead to…

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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…

Woman Experiencing Depression

How Addiction Impacts Women

Addiction brings unique challenges for women. If they have a problem with alcohol, they leave themselves more vulnerable to abuse by others. Women tend to become intoxicated faster because they absorb alcohol at a quicker rate than men. Women with drug addiction may become desperate enough to engage in activities that lead to dangerous situations.…

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The Willows at Red Oak Recovery Celebrates Four Years

The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® is excited to announce that their clinically dynamic, trauma intensive substance abuse and mental health treatment program for young adult women, ages 18-35, is celebrating their four year anniversary this month. Their intimate, gender-specific program is located on an expansive 34-acre horse farm just outside of Asheville, NC, where…

Third Quarter Newsletter 2019

Thank You U.S. Women’s World Cup Soccer Team! Back in 2005, Allie Long signed a letter of gratitude to Corinne Brown, Clinical Director of Foothills and an integral team member in the opening of The Willows at Red Oak Recovery®, as one of her Northport High School varsity soccer coaches with a side note pointing…