Willow Place September 22, 2020 No Comments

Keeping Up with Recovery from Eating Disorders in College

Going to college is a time in a person’s life to celebrate. You’ve reached your goal of graduating high school, are starting a new chapter in your life, and are about to take the first step on the journey to your dream career. Not to mention, all the new experiences you’ll have, all you’ll learn, […]

Willow Place September 15, 2020 No Comments

The Power of Gratitude in Recovery

Taking the time to work on yourself and heal from trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, or other issues is hard work. It takes dedication, commitment, and patience to recognize growth and change. While on the road to healing, you’ll address many concepts; mindfulness, atonement, self-acceptance, etc. But, perhaps one of the most important ideas of […]

Willow Place September 9, 2020 No Comments

3 Things You May Not Know About Prescription Pill Addiction

For years, people have been using prescription medications to treat a number of things. But, only in recent years have we been able to assess the damage of over-prescribing and easy access to prescription drugs. With easy access to doctors who prescribe medications without moral consciousness and overwhelming numbers of prescription sales on the street, […]

Willow Place September 4, 2020 No Comments

Building Trust After Experiencing Addiction

There’s a stereotype about addiction that assumes people who struggle with it don’t have any willpower. Or, that they simply chose to use drugs or alcohol; therefore, they choose a life of addiction. In reality, developing an addiction is more complicated than that. Most people who get help for addiction have experiences that lead to […]

Dixie August 29, 2020 No Comments

The 12 Step Recovery Program to Treat Eating Disorders

When you hear the term ‘Eating Disorder’, what is the first thing that comes to mind?  Underweight?  Vanity?  Vomiting?  But this is far more serious and complex than that. Eating Disorder is a widely misunderstood condition that affects not only the physical but also the mental and psychological aspects of a person. It usually begins […]

Willow Place August 17, 2020 No Comments

Long Term Effects of Eating Disorders on Relationships

Eating disorders can affect almost every aspect of life in some type of way. But, when people think about eating disorders, they often don’t consider the way that these disorders affect the people who care about the person living with them. For instance, the long term effects of eating disorders on romantic relationships. If you […]

Willow Place August 14, 2020 No Comments

Dealing with Loneliness and Addiction

Dealing with loneliness is not a rare human experience. In fact, there’s a study by the researchers at UC San Diego that suggests that 3 out of 4 Americans are lonely. Living with loneliness is an individual, subjective experience. But, it’s well known that the effects of loneliness can be both psychologically and physically damaging. […]

Willow Place August 11, 2020 No Comments

Approaches to Overcoming Negative Body Image in Treatment

When it comes to the development of eating disorders, body image plays a huge role. Essentially, body image is the way one perceives the way their own body looks. It can take into account self-feelings about weight, size, and basically any other physical attribute. Typically, women who are living with eating disorders experience negative body […]

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 […]