Willow Springs Recovery Blog

June 28, 2019

Helping Others Fight Addiction

Sometimes our experiences may help us help others and ourselves. That seems to be true for Brooke Feldman. She is a social worker, activist, writer, and manager of recovery programs. She is also in recovery herself and uses her professional and personal experiences to help others find help. “[S]he has […]

June 27, 2019

Opium vs. Weed – What’s the Difference?

Opium and marijuana are two very different substances. Opium is derived from the opium poppy plant and has been cultivated and in use, since around 3,400 B.C. Marijuana, or weed, comes from the Cannabis sativa plant and has been around for over 12,000 years. Opium and weed differ in their mechanisms of […]

June 21, 2019

Pride Month Provides Help

June is pride month. Every year, the month celebrates and commemorates LGBTQ culture. Raising awareness about LGBTQ culture is still necessary. Although we know more about LGBTQ culture and other people are more accepting of it, many members of the LGBTQ population still face people who ignore them, hate them, […]

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 […]

June 14, 2019

Access to Alcohol and Vaping Products

Should people have access to products that may be harmful because they’re adults living in a capitalist society? Or, should they not have access to such items because the products may harm them? It appears that people in Alabama and other states are asking such questions. In 2019, Alabama state […]

June 7, 2019

Wake-Up Calls About Sleeping Pills

Sleeping pills may be deadly. That was the message of an April 30, 2019 statement by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to the agency, it will be issuing boxed warnings on a number of sleeping pills. Among the drugs affected are: • Zolpidem (brand names: Zolpimist, Intermezzo, […]

June 3, 2019

Social Support Fights Addiction

This blog often discusses the dangers of drug and alcohol addiction, various problems, and things that can go wrong. Doing so is necessary, because substance abuse is dangerous and may create several problems for individuals and the people who know them. But it’s also refreshing to talk about things that […]

May 24, 2019

Young People and Cocaine Addiction

Young People and Cocaine Addiction Did you know that abusing cocaine may produce many problems? They include Restlessness, irritability, and paranoia Irregular heart rates and heart disease Increases in blood pressure and temperature Problems with the nose, mouth, lungs, or other organs, depending on how people consume cocaine These are just […]

May 22, 2019

Workplace Culture for the Recovering Addict

Workplace Culture for the Recovering Addict Once you have made it through treatment for drug or alcohol addiction and are in recovery, often, attention turns to transitioning back to the workplace or securing new employment. Returning to work or finding a job are important steps in your recovery. However, not every career […]

May 17, 2019

Opioid Abuse May Cause Disease

Opioid Abuse May Cause Disease An addiction to opioid drugs may cause several short-term and long-term problems due to the addiction alone. But did you know that addiction can cause other problems that can be just as bad and just as fatal? Opioid addiction may cause several health problems. It may lead […]