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State of Emergency Georgia’s governor Brian Kemp recently declared a state of emergency and implemented many quarantine actions in the interest of public safety. At Willingway, we temporarily suspended family visitation and implemented other measures to ensure everyone’s wellbeing. As a country, we’ve been asked to practice social distancing: avoiding large gatherings, church, playdates, gyms,...
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Making the decision to get treatment for substance use disorder is a courageous one, so if you or a loved one is starting this journey, we congratulate you. Taking the next step to determine what type of treatment center is right for you involves numerous considerations—including whether to try an inpatient rehabilitation facility or an...
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young couple sitting on floor of home looking at photo album together - Valentine's
A Little History The storied history of Valentine’s Day isn’t actually all that romantic. It involves persecution, execution, and—well, let’s just leave it at that! It evolved slightly in pagan times from the late-winter fertility festival of Lupercalia, during which women and men joined together to form unions, and agricultural rituals fostered the hope of...
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Everyone Experiences Stress Stress is perhaps one of the most common ailments we deal with on a daily basis. Money, relationships, work, school, and countless other factors contribute to our stress levels. For some people, having a drink seems to make those stresses disappear, at least for a short while. Others need a more powerful...
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beautiful young woman wrapped in plaid blanket walking outside in the winter - seasonal affective disorder
The Winter Months In the winter–when temperatures drop, daylight lessens, and holiday stress overwhelms–it is pretty common for people to feel sad. But there’s sad and then there’s SAD—or seasonal affective disorder. For those struggling with this mood disorder, wintertime can feel especially difficult. For some people, the overwhelming negative feelings associated with SAD can...
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Restoring Health and Vitality After completing an inpatient rehabilitation program, you might feel either excited or overwhelmed by the lifestyle changes required to maintain your health and wellbeing. As you learned in treatment, substance abuse creates chaos, but a nutritious diet, exercise, holistic remedies for stress and pain relief, and other progressive methods help restore...
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You Have Options Joining friends and family for a night of celebration is totally an option when you’re choosing to live sober. Although New Year’s Eve is traditionally associated with debauchery, it doesn’t have to be, and you can still enjoy celebrating with family even when you’re remaining sober. Take a peek at New Year’s...
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Faith and the Holiday Season Regardless of how religious you are or what denomination of faith you follow, there’s something about the holiday season that often encourages a deeper relationship with spirituality. If you’re in recovery from substance abuse, you might be drawn to the ease and goodwill associated with a foundation of faith as...
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Even during our sunniest moods, there can be a slight shadow. It might be for something minor: “Geeez, I was rude not letting that driver pass.” Or a situation more major: “I’m sure the boss thinks I’m an idiot for speaking up like that.” Negative Self-Talk is Common Few of us are immune to negative...
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