Willow Place June 24, 2019 No Comments

Fun and Sober Activities for Women in Recovery

Many women that go to treatment for drugs or alcohol are afraid that once they quit using, they won’t have fun anymore. That just simply is not true. There are lots of activities to do that are fun and that also stay in the lines of your sobriety goals. Women in addiction recovery don’t have […]

Willow Place June 21, 2019 No Comments

5 Benefits of Sobriety that will Change Your Life

Certainly, it’s easy to look at the long road ahead of you in treatment for addiction as one of challenge and difficulty. And while the road may come with many challenges and difficulties, it also comes with an unlimited number of advantages. Basically, anything worth doing isn’t easy. So, rather than focus on the negative […]

Willow Place June 18, 2019 No Comments

Identifying Eating Disorders: What is Body Dysmorphia?

Body dysmorphia, or body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), is a mental health condition which is characterized by obsessions about flaws (which may or may not be realistic) of one’s own bodily appearance. To be diagnosed with body dysmorphia, one must experience obsession so severe that it debilitates other aspects of life. For example, a person struggling […]

Willow Place June 17, 2019 No Comments

5 Signs of Troublesome Restrictive Eating Behaviors

There are so many diets it’s hard to keep track. From keto to paleo, there are rules and regulations for every type of diet. But, how does one know when these rules and regulations go too far? And, how can one identify between normal diet behaviors and restricted eating behaviors that are harmful to health? […]

Willow Place June 12, 2019 No Comments

Choosing Summertime for Outpatient Eating Disorder Treatment

The summertime can bring about a number of challenging triggers for women struggling with eating disorders. Summer barbeques, birthday parties, Fourth of July gatherings, and simply spending more time with loved ones can bring about anxiety and worry for these individuals. This is what makes the summertime a perfect time to get help for eating […]

Willow Place June 7, 2019 No Comments

Common Reasons why People may not get Addiction Help

As a person who loves someone struggling with addiction, you may wonder why your loved one doesn’t want help. It can be challenging to understand why a person may not want to get help for an addiction. And you may even think it’s your fault. But there are a number of reasons individuals choose not […]

Willow Place June 3, 2019 No Comments

How to Choose Between Eating Disorder Treatment Centers

You’ve finally made the decision to get healthy…for real this time. This means identifying and confronting eating disorder behaviors and their underlying causes with treatment. And now that you know you need to get help, you’ll need to start researching eating disorder treatment centers. But, how do you know which ones will best suit your […]

Willow Place May 30, 2019 No Comments

How to Talk to Someone with an Eating Disorder About Help

Watching mental health conditions deteriorate a loved one’s mind, body, and spirit can be quite difficult. When it comes to eating disorders, these conditions can lead to malnourishment, organ failure, and other lifelong consequences. In reality, the individual living with an eating disorder may deny these negative effects as a way to combat change. But, […]

Willow Place May 28, 2019 No Comments

How to Help an Individual Experiencing a Bulimia Relapse

While there is certainly hope and support for women struggling with eating disorders, relapse is a true danger. Specifically, women recovering from bulimia have a 31% chance of relapsing in their first 6 months following treatment. Sadly, after relapse, most of these women will end up continuing with self-harm behaviors. And neglect utilizing what they’ve […]

Willow Place May 23, 2019 No Comments

Identifying Eating Disorders: What is Orthorexia Nervosa?

There are many behaviors which can lead to a variety of eating disorders. In many cases, individuals may be able to recognize negative behavioral patterns, yet they may not know they struggle with an eating disorder. In this article, we discuss orthorexia nervosa, a specific type of eating disorder. This way, more individuals can identify […]