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Addiction

On this page you will find a listing of all Willingway blog articles in the addiction category.

Who Needs to Know You've Been in Rehab? - silhouette of girl on green grey background
When you’ve completed rehabilitation for substance abuse disorder, it’s a major life event. Does this mean that everyone needs to know about it? That’s totally up to you. There are many reasons why you may need to reveal this transition, and yet other situations don’t require any explanation. You’ll have to evaluate each circumstance and...
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Jim Kress
Jim brings 20 years of experience to Statesboro. Jim Kress, LPC, CADC II was hired in 2017 to supervise our Outpatient Program and to assist in its expansion. Over the last year, Jim has infused Willingway’s outpatient treatment with new staff, new programs, and new ideas, all while maintaining Willlingway’s tried and true approach to...
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Why Being in Nature Is Good for You - young man in forest with hoodie and backpack
At the end of the day, all you may need is a good forest bath to help you stay well. A topic that made national news not too long ago, the concept of forest bathing is just one of many back-to-nature practices that provide therapeutic benefits. And there’s no time like the present to connect...
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How Does a 12-Step Program Help You? - group of young people with arms around each other
There’s a strong correlation between 12-Step programs and addiction recovery. Probably the most famous is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), “an international fellowship of men and women who have a drinking problem.” Founder Bill W. developed a book in 1939, now known as the Big Book, which outlined a 12-Step process for someone recovering from alcoholism to...
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Treating Chronic Pain: When Opiates Aren't the Answer - grayscale woman hurt shoulder red added
Throughout history, medical professionals have struggled to understand how people experience pain. The difference between an individual’s perception of pain and a physician’s assessment of that perception have made this a challenging task. The popular care response has been to provide whatever medication comes close to alleviating the most symptoms. This gives the patient a...
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Man meditating outdoors - Ways to Prevent Relapse
There’s not a tried and true method for preventing relapse: just a series of reminders that help you focus on wellness. Too often, people don’t understand that the work someone puts into recovery only begins with specialized treatment. Afterward, each day requires you to use techniques learned in rehabilitation to stay focused on your value,...
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Returning to Work After Rehab - people working in an office
Returning to work after substance abuse treatment has a number of implications. On one hand, being back on the job may be just the right structure someone in recovery needs to stabilize a new way of life. He or she may appreciate the opportunity to be productive, enjoy aspects of a fulfilling career, take care...
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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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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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