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How Exercise Helps Sobriety - woman stretching
Why is exercise good for you? One primary reason is because movement increases the flow of endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin. Endorphins are essential hormones that promote feelings of pleasure and reduce pain. If you’re familiar with the term runner’s high, it’s in reference to the flood of endorphins produced in your body through intense exercise....
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Talking to Loved Ones About Their Addiction - two men talking
When someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it puts you in a difficult position. You’re on the front lines of battle, dealing with his or her behavior in a variety of negative ways: Increasing ill health Uncharacteristic behaviors, such as irresponsibility, lying, stealing, excessive promiscuity, and gambling Safety concerns for your loved...
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Why Extended Treatment May Help You - Louie's House Interior - Willingway Addiction treatment - extended treatment services
Making the decision to enter a rehabilitation facility is a monumental life change. The ability to recognize you have a problem and seek treatment for better wellness is the first step to a new way of thriving. But change doesn’t happen overnight. It’s common for many people to go through initial rehab in about 30...
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This month Alumni & Community Relations Coordinator Emily McFarland sat down with Lodge Program Manager and WW alum Tim Maguire to learn more about Willingway’s clinically intensive program for men that emphasizes daily recovery and allows residents to gradually become productive members of the community. Recently, Tim was promoted to assistant director of Extended Treatment...
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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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