Understanding Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (and 5 natural ways to treat it!)

The first step is always the hardest.  Withdrawing from addiction or cleansing yourself may appear like the end of your worries. You’ll presume life will improve and things return to normal… if only that were true. Withdrawal has two phases: acute and post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS).  Most people go through a brief phase of physical […]

Willow Place August 4, 2020 No Comments

Telltale Signs You’ve Hit Rock Bottom Due to Addiction

If you’ve ever been in recovery from substance abuse or have a loved one who is, you’ve probably heard the term “hit rock bottom” as it relates to addiction. Surely, people can hit rock bottom in their lives due to a number of factors. But, it’s a common thing to associate this phrase with the […]

The Surprising Connection Between the Gut and the Brain

The Surprising Connection between the Gut and the Brain Imagine this: you are moments away from a crucial interview or a huge presentation; A strange tingling sensation brews in your stomach as if butterflies are flitting inside.  I’m sure you’ve felt this in other crucial moments of your life. The “butterflies in your stomach” is […]

Willow Place July 20, 2020 No Comments

Yes – You Should Still Get Substance Abuse Help During the Pandemic

COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus that has left the world worrisome of the health of themselves and their loved ones. The quick spread of this virus and the lasting health effects to even those who recover is something everyone should be aware of. Since before 2020, this virus has affected dozens of countries. But, […]

Willow Place July 13, 2020 No Comments

Confronting the Unrealistic Body Standards of Summertime

It’s here – summertime. And with it comes all things related to fun in the sun like pool days, BBQs and getaway road trips. But, summertime also comes with the unrealistic expectations of the “summer bod”. Unhealthy body standards that frequent this season can make the summertime feel overwhelming for women who may be struggling […]

Willow Place July 7, 2020 No Comments

5 Unexpected Things You May Experience in Early Recovery

Taking the first step to getting help for substance abuse is by far the most challenging. But, deciding that you want to get sober isn’t the only challenge you’ll face during early recovery. Unfortunately, many are unprepared for all that they may experience during their time getting sober. So, when they experience challenges or difficulties […]

Willow Place July 3, 2020 No Comments

Types of Supportive Therapy to Use for Eating Disorders

Traditional medicine will sometimes aim to treat the symptoms of what people are dealing with – rather than the overall cause of the problem. This is true in nearly every type of medicine, including mental health. While it’s certainly helpful to utilize traditional medicines and therapies, supportive therapy approaches pain (whether emotional or physical) differently. […]

Willow Place June 26, 2020 No Comments

5 Tips on How to Stay Sober During the Pandemic

Addiction is a lonely disease, and isolating and social distancing during this current COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t make it any less lonely. All around the globe, people in recovery are finding it challenging to stick to their recovery goals and maintain focus and motivation for sobriety. Certainly, this is dangerous and something that needs addressing. To […]

Dixie June 25, 2020 No Comments

dear body

dear body, i am sorry. for all of the times i have claimed a life of love, yet have hated you. for finding beauty everywhere but within your bones. for ignoring your existence at times, shaming it at others. you did not ask for this. you were created to be cared for. to be held. […]

Willow Place June 19, 2020 No Comments

5 Evidence-Proven Eating Disorder Solutions

Here at Willow Place for Women, we guide women through outpatient treatment for mental health issues. Specifically, we specialize in helping women living with various eating disorders. Our approach to treatment is that every woman is different. Therefore, treatment needs to be designed around a person’s specific needs. And, that it’s critical to provide a […]