Willow Place February 12, 2021 No Comments

3 Reasons to Consider an Outpatient Treatment Center for Addiction

Are the consequences of addictive behavior affecting your life? Do you feel like there’s nowhere left to turn? Or, do you have a loved one who is dealing with substance abuse? It may be time for you to accept help and consider treatment. But, how does one choose between the types of treatment and determine […]

Willow Place January 29, 2021 No Comments

Overcoming the Effects of Binge Eating and Trauma

Trauma is often a catalyst that drives eating disorder behaviors, including binge eating. Women who experience trauma are at a higher risk for developing eating disorders like binge eating disorder. So, it’s important to address trauma when getting help for binge eating disorder. This way, individuals living with the effects of both binge eating and […]

Willow Place January 20, 2021 No Comments

5 Things You’ll Address in Outpatient Drug Treatment Programs

What goes on during a person’s time at an outpatient treatment program for mental health issues? If you are considering getting professional help, an outpatient treatment program may be at the top of your list. But, if you’ve never gotten treatment for a mental health issue, like addiction, you may wonder what treatment is like. […]

Willow Place January 13, 2021 No Comments

The Benefits of Journaling for Women Recovering from Eating Disorders

Journaling is a way to express thoughts, ideas, and feelings without fear or judgment. Recovering from eating disorders takes diving into the self – exploring, validating, and identifying emotions. This makes journal writing an integral and helpful part of eating disorder treatment and recovery. And, journaling is an easy thing to incorporate into your lifestyle. […]

Top 5 New Year Goals to Set in Recovery

The new year is the perfect time to set new goals and take action towards a smooth recovery from trauma, eating disorders, or addiction.  Getting rid of an addiction is not a one-time thing; it takes time to make progress.  Unfortunately, the enthusiasm to stick to the habits that can make you break that addiction […]

Willow Place December 28, 2020 No Comments

Dealing With Grief and Loss as an Addict

This year, even more than others, as a global population, we’re dealing with grief and loss more than ever. With the current pandemic, death rates are rising. Even if you haven’t personally lost someone to the COVID-19 virus, you know someone who has. As an individual in living with substance abuse disorder and/or recovering from […]

Willow Place December 22, 2020 No Comments

Healthy New Year’s Resolutions That Aren’t About Eating

Wanting to begin the new year with a few healthy goals? New year’s resolutions can be a great tool to encourage yourself to accomplish things. However, some resolutions can be harmful for people recovering from eating disorders and trying to instill healthy behaviors. Specifically, resolutions surrounding losing weight or restricting eating. Instead of making resolutions […]

Willow Place December 17, 2020 No Comments

Does Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Actually Work?

Does getting help for addiction through treatment actually work? The short answer is yes. Recovery is absolutely possible through the help of treatment, including outpatient substance abuse treatment. Many living with substance abuse disorder may feel like they’ve tried everything, short of going to treatment to get clean. No matter the reason for considering treatment […]

Willow Place November 23, 2020 No Comments

How to Enjoy Thanksgiving as a Person in Eating Disorder Recovery

Most people await Thanksgiving day each year with hopeful anticipation for the day of food, family, and celebrating blessings. But, for people living with eating disorders, Thanksgiving may be a day to dread. As a person living with eating disorders, the holiday season can be something that brings about anxiety and fear. But, it doesn’t […]

Dixie November 19, 2020 No Comments

Being Of Service: The Ultimate Step in the 12-Step Fellowship Program

Being of service – the ultimate step in the 12-step program carries the program’s message to others. In addition, to practice these principles in your life: Live what you’ve learned from the program and impart the spiritual awakening to others, too.  For example, one of the famous sayings used by 12-step groups is that you […]