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There Are Alternatives to Opioids: Exciting Possibilities Still in Development - doctor taking assessment
This is part two of a two-part series on alternatives to opioids. As discussed in part one of this series, alternatives to opioids outside the realm of traditional medication regimens are already available. Refresh your memory about those topics here, and ask a doctor about how they might be able to help you. On the...
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There Are Alternatives to Opioids: Options on the Table Today - hands crossing out pills
This post is part one of a two-part series on alternatives to opioids. Earlier this summer, the Willingway blog released a three-part series on how the opioid crisis started, what it looks like in 2017, and where it’s headed. In those posts, one common scenario was posed about how an individual can become addicted to...
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Writing for Awareness, Self, and Recovery - man writing in journal
Sometimes talking about our days’ darkest and brightest moments is a challenge. Sometimes it’s difficult to find someone to listen. Sometimes we need some precious alone time. At these moments, there is still potential to sit and productively process our thoughts. That’s where journaling comes in. What is journaling? Journals are a collection of our...
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The Power of Online Recovery Communities - girl typing on laptop
Recovery can begin long before you enter the halls of a professional recovery center. There are a host of resources available to you and your loved ones that can make a difference on the road to a sustainable, healthy, sober life. Some of the most powerful resources out there are free of charge and accessible...
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Women's Residence - living area - Willingway Addiction Treatment Center in Georgia -
You or someone you love have made the sometimes difficult but always important decision to check into a substance abuse recovery facility. You’re ready to take this big step into leading a life free from addiction, but you still have one pressing question: How do you know what facility is right for you? The recovery...
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6 Tips to Make the Most of Your Recovery - man meditating at sunset
Once you leave the structured environment of a drug and alcohol rehab, you’ll be tasked with managing your recovery independently. Keep in mind the following tips to help you stay on the right path. 1. Focus on the Present When you’re in recovery, it’s tempting to want to dwell on past mistakes or worry about...
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Understanding and Avoiding Common Relapse Triggers - woman with thinking gears
Congratulations, you’ve graduated! You’ve reached the goals you set out to achieve in a treatment facility. You’re sober and ready to step into the next phase of recovery. You’re feeling healthy with a renewed sense of purpose and a clear head! This is great news, but there lurk those elements of your life that started...
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How to Recognize Addiction in a Loved One - drunk man on stairs
John comes home late one night, his breath reeking of liquor. His eyes are bloodshot red. He says nothing and falls into bed, passes out. Was he drunk again? Loretta’s mood is swinging drastically. One morning she’s warm and fun-loving. That same afternoon she is cold, distant, and completely disinterested in the world around her....
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How Georgia is Changing Its Treatment of Opioids - prescription pad and bottles
This is the final article in a three part series on opioids in Georgia. A patient goes to see a doctor about back pain. Or, maybe he just needs some minor surgery. The doctor wants to help him manage the pain, so a strong pain reliever is prescribed (Vicodin, Oxycontin, etc.). The patient takes the...
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