Willow Springs Recovery Blog

June 19, 2019

Responding to Increasing Alcohol Consumption  

Many people fall into addictive lifestyles and become hooked on alcohol, drugs, or certain behaviors. Some people ease into this lifestyle, while others go headfirst. There is no discrimination when it comes to alcohol addiction. People young and old and rich and poor become addicted to alcohol and drugs. In […]

April 29, 2019

 How Do Drug Courts Work? 

More justice systems are turning to diversion programs and drug courts. These programs are used to get the help criminal defendants need with addiction. Recovery vs. Punishment The National Drug Court Resource Center defines drug courts as programs designed for individuals who have been arrested on charges related to substance use […]

April 25, 2019

How Does Outpatient Rehab Work?

When it comes to addiction treatment there are many options. It can be stressful for someone seeking recovery to decide what option is best for him or her. Drug and Alcohol rehab treatment programs usually fall into one of two categories; these are inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab. Both programs have […]

April 24, 2019

40 Quotes to Inspire Addiction Recovery

Struggling through addiction recovery is a process you do not have to go through alone. Creating a healthy lifestyle you can be proud of requires plenty of self-awareness and inspiration as well as the willingness to ask for help. If you need a push in a positive direction to continue […]

April 23, 2019

How Addiction is a Disease

Addiction has a lot of negative stigmas attached to it. Instead of seeing the internal and external problems associated with addiction, often people shift the blame to the user. There are many reasons why people get into an addiction problem, and not all of them are within the confines of […]

April 22, 2019

The 1970 Controlled Substances Act 

For decades, the Controlled Substances Act, or more specifically, the Federal Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, has served as the foundation for the campaign against narcotics and drug abuse in the United States. The legislation addresses both illicit and prescribed drugs misused by individuals.  Taking effect in […]

April 18, 2019

Would Morphine-Subutex Prevent Addiction?

Many people believe that Subutex can be effective in preventing addiction to opiates like morphine and heroin. Another is that the drug can treat opiate addiction. The hit television series, Mr. Robot, is one endorsement of these ideas in popular culture. In the series, the main character, Elliot Alderson (played by […]

April 17, 2019

What is Wernicke Encephalopathy?

Our brains rely on various minerals, vitamins, and fatty acids to function normally. Deficits of one or more of these substances prevent the brain from functioning as it should. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Wernicke encephalopathy (WE) is a degenerative disorder affecting the brain. It usually […]

April 16, 2019

Basis of Street Names for Cocaine

Cocaine is one of the top addictive substances not only in the United States but in the world. Despite its many adverse effects, cocaine continues to be attractive to users. Records show that over a million visits to the emergency departments of U.S. hospitals occurred due to cocaine abuse or misuse in […]

April 15, 2019

How Texas Culture Can Aid Recovery

Texas is a gigantic state both in size and population. It is second in geographic size to Alaska, and second to California in population size. As in other states, health care in Texas has experienced its share of problems. Despite having a gross domestic product (GDP) comparable to entire countries […]