Willow Springs Recovery Blog

July 19, 2019

Generic Drugs, Unusual Activities

Because they aren’t brand-name drugs, generic drugs are supposed to save money while they save lives. But some people claim that generic drug manufacturers aren’t allowing people to save money, which could take lives, not save them. That’s what Connecticut attorney general William Tong and others say. In May, 2019, […]

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 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, […]

March 26, 2019

Light Therapy & Fighting Depression

To understand the healing effects of light therapy, it’s helpful to understand how light affects the body. The body uses light to fuel its processes. It enters the body through the retinas of the eyes. The retinas convert light and send it via electric pulses to the brain’s visual cortex. When light […]

March 18, 2019

Can you Sweat Out Alcohol?

Can you sweat out alcohol is not a clear yes or no question. The answer is both yes and no. The body works in mysterious ways. One of those ways is ridding it of the toxins that come into contact with it. Alcohol is one of these poisons. However, the […]

March 11, 2019

How to Stay Sober on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day may be known for its iconic four-leaf clover, parades, shamrock, and Irish beer. However, when we look into its history, it is an event linked to a religious figure. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, which commemorates the death of the said saint. Saint Patrick traveled […]

February 20, 2019

Using Nutrition Education to Fight Drug Abuse

Substance abuse is a major crisis in the world right now. Many people are struggling with addiction to various drugs. Long periods of drug and substance abuse take a toll on the victim’s body at some point. They start getting weak and looking frail and emaciated. Drugs will gradually eat […]

February 13, 2019

5 Healing Natural Oils for Recovery

Many drug and alcohol addiction treatment facilities have adopted a holistic approach toward treating patients. A healthy lifestyle an important component in recovery. One practice in healthy living can be aromatherapy with healing natural oils. Take a look at the following list of the top 5 oils that we recommend […]

January 8, 2019

Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Linked with Depression

Obesity and depression, not a great combo. A study on the relationship of genetic variants related to higher BMI and depression was published in the November 13 issue of the International Journal of Epidemiology. The said study strongly suggests that depression is caused by obesity and that depression is an unpleasant […]