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Recovery

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

closeup of person's hands being held up to the sky during sunrise - spirituality in recovery
In many treatment programs, support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous, and similar programs are bedrocks of sobriety. For some people in recovery, receiving guidance from a 12-Step program that asks them to acknowledge their powerlessness over a substance and believe that “a Power greater than themselves can restore them to sanity” can...
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person holding phone, thinking about making a call - rehab - coronavirus
Making Adjustments It’s difficult to know exactly when the coronavirus will no longer be a public health concern. This means most people continue to follow social distancing mandates, cancel summer plans, and make other life adjustments. Does this mean your health and wellbeing should be put on hold as well? Not if you need help...
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two young men talking at coffee shop - 12-Step sponsorship
Most people who go through inpatient rehabilitation treatment or get assistance through outpatient services experience some type of 12-Step program. Others might attend a group meeting before seeking professional care because they recognize there’s a problem and are ready to make a change. Why a 12-Step Program? Addiction scientists are continuously making advances that shine...
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couple doing yoga or meditating at home - anxiety during coronavirus
Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, it’s normal to feel anxious when faced with challenges in life, unexpected twists and turns, or events over which you have little control. Many individuals are experiencing such anxiety during coronavirus. Controlling What You Can What’s important to remember is you do have control over how...
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woman drinking glass of red wine at home - your drinking
There are a few times in your life when a particular moment is crystal clear, and the answers you’re searching for are right in front of you. If the title of this article caught your eye, you might be having one of those moments. Alcohol Use Disorder The medical community has guidelines to determine whether...
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Whether you’ve never visited Willingway or you’ve have had the pleasure of walking around the pond yourself, we thought we’d give an intimate snapshot of our staff and campus. For almost 50 years, Willingway has been a jumping off place for thousands of individuals to start their recovery. Please join long time Willingway staff member...
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John Williamson - Willingway Business Director
We know that it’s vitally important for you to know who is treating your loved one while they are receiving care with us. Due to COVID precautions, we are not allowing visitors, but we want to ensure that you and your loved one can still get to know us. We have a seasoned team of...
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pretty African American student using video conferencing - online
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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closeup - person packing a suitcase - short-term
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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