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The Power of Sisterhood: A Look Inside Lee Street and By the Grace - wende arnold - willingway
This month, Alumni & Community Relations Coordinator Emily McFarland had the pleasure to sit down with Lee Street and By the Grace Program Manager and 2011 WW alum Wende Arnold, CAC-II, to discuss the two programs that have continued to grow under her leadership. Wende began running the two female houses last July after having...
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How to Use Insurance for Addiction Treatment - health insurance approved
Cost can be an important issue if you are considering addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one. Many people wonder whether insurance covers substance abuse help. Addiction is a disease and insurers cover it like other medical conditions today. Insurance Companies Required to Cover Addiction Treatment Under the Affordable Care Act and Mental Health...
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Signs of Prescription Drug Overdose - prescription pills
A common misperception about prescription and over-the counter (OTC) drugs is that they are safe because they have legitimate medical uses. Although these drugs can be tremendously helpful in treating the conditions for which they were designed, when misused these same drugs can cause great physical harm or even death. Collectively, prescription and OTC drugs...
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Different Programs for Different People - Jonathon DeLoach
An interview with Louie’s House and Broad 90 program manager Jonathon DeLoach Last March, Jonathon DeLoach, a 2008 Willingway alumni (celebrating 10 years of sobriety on January 15th!), was hired as the Program Manager & Counselor for Louie’s House and Broad 90. Jonathon (also lovingly known as “Coach DeLoach”) came to us with extensive experience...
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How Good Nutrition Helps Your Sobriety - bowl of salad with a fork
Information about the power of proper nutrition to promote vitality and health is readily available. Yet many of us still reach for a lot of the gooey, salty, sugary stuff. Instead of thinking of food as nourishing fuel, we often use it as comfort; for immediate gratification; or as a way to placate feelings we...
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Healing through Connection: A View Inside the Women’s Residence with Autumn Altamirano - willingway women's residence
Autumn Altamirano, CCS, CAC II, a WW and Lee Street alumna, has worked at Willingway for the last 15 years, getting her start on Unit I as a Nurse Aide/Ward Secretary. Autumn soon became an Outpatient Counselor once she began to pursue a career in the clinical field and was ultimately promoted to Program Director...
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Opioid Crisis in the News - watching the news
If you’ve watched network news, opened a newspaper or smartphone, or checked Twitter or Facebook recently, it’s likely you’ve come across some startling news about opioids. This dangerous substance has gotten a lot of media attention. It’s nearly impossible to avoid and can be anxiety-inducing, especially if you or a loved one is grappling with...
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Myth: Smoking Cigarettes Will Help Me In Rehab - putting out cigarette
Who smokes anymore? Cigarette smoke and recovery have long been associated. However, with thorough and pervasive anti-smoking campaigns spanning the country over the past few decades, who really smokes anymore? In 2015, it was reported that 31 percent of the general population still regularly smoked. That number was nearly three times higher — 84 percent...
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The Big Reach of Extended Treatment: An Interview With J-Dub
Whether entering Willingway for inpatient treatment or going on to graduate from the Men’s Lodge, many clients fondly remember fellow alum John Williamson. Once graduating treatment in 2010, John became a Willingway inpatient counselor and has managed Willingway’s long term residential Men’s Lodge program since 2011. He was also the recipient of Willingway’s 2014 Employee...
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