Willow Springs Recovery Blog

March 14, 2019

What Causes Alcohol Sweats?

Alcohol is frequently used by many adults and young adults in the United States. If you have ever consumed alcohol, you are probably aware it can cause physiological side effects to a person’s body. These effects may include hangover, slow brain activity, mood swings, and much more. However, you might […]

March 8, 2019

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Gets Real

In February, 2019, Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, the star of reality television programs such as Jersey Shore, announced that he sought help at a holistic rehabilitation center. Staying about a month at the treatment facility, Ortiz-Magro sought treatment for depression and alcohol abuse. While Ortiz-Magro’s life on reality shows may initially appear […]

March 4, 2019

10 Successful Alcoholics in Recovery

Overcoming any addiction is an uphill battle that can be discouraging in some moments. As a person in recovery, it can be helpful to draw inspiration from those who have walked a similar journey. Here are some inspiring stories of successful alcoholics in recovery. 1. Martin Sheen Ramon Gerard Antonio […]

October 5, 2018

Does Chu-Hi Represent the Future of Alcohol?

  Do you know what chu-hi or chuhai is? While it might not be well-known in the United States, chu-hi is a significant beverage in Japan and in the food world. Chu-hi is a Japanese liquor known as shochu. It is often mixed with soda water and various flavorings. Its […]

August 24, 2018

Ben Affleck Enters Rehab: Help and Hope

It can be difficult to stay sober. Even if you’re rich, famous, and have a wealth of resources at your disposal, you can still struggle with becoming sober and staying that way. Ben Affleck is a case in point. On August 23, 2018, different sources reported that the actor and […]

August 17, 2018

Defining Sobriety and Living a Sober Life

Sobriety is abstaining from drinking all alcohol or using all drugs, right? Yes. And no. That’s because sobriety can mean different things to different people. As with other issues relating to addiction and recovery, there is no definitive meaning of sobriety. One big question is whether people in recovery can […]

July 13, 2018

How Do We Talk About Drug and Alcohol Abuse?

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Many of us have probably heard this quotation since childhood, but it doesn’t make it true. In fact, words can hurt quite a bit, and their impact can linger long after we hear them. Words can hurt […]

June 8, 2018

Graduations Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol?

Spring and summer are times of great change. They mark bittersweet ends as well as equally bittersweet beginnings. Many people experience such changes in the form of graduations from school. Graduations are happy times where we celebrate the successful completion of school or other endeavors. They can also be exciting […]

May 25, 2018

Alcoholic Mood Swings and Other Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse

We all know people who drink alcohol to change their moods. We might have done this ourselves. People might drink because they’re depressed and feel that alcohol can boost their spirits (no pun intended), or they might be anxious and think that drinking can help calm their nerves. But, alcohol […]

May 3, 2018

How to Confront an Addicted Loved One

It’s the elephant in the room. You might know that your loved one is struggling with drug addiction or alcohol abuse and see that this substance abuse is hurting him or her. But, as much as this person is struggling, you don’t know how to talk with the person. Luckily, […]