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

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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By The Grace - Willingway Extended Treatment Services - Interior living room
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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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 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 of The Women’s...
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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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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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