Willow Springs Recovery Blog

May 3, 2019

May Is National Mental Health Month

May Is National Mental Health Month Let’s talk about mental health. Let’s talk about the fact that every May is national mental health month in the United States. Also known as mental health month, this is not a new observance. Some organizations say that it is the seventieth year they […]

April 1, 2019

How Experiential Therapy Treats Addiction

When treating addiction, there are many different options available. There are many different medicines, therapies, recovery meetings, and rehab options that can help people struggling with drug or alcohol abuse. One of the varieties of therapy options includes experiential therapy, a therapy that incorporates several different techniques that can help people […]

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 25, 2019

Why Does Drug Detox Feel Terrible?

Drug detox can almost feel worse than withdrawal symptoms, and that is why some people are hesitant to undergo treatment. However, the benefits of drug detox outweigh the cons. Here is an explanation of why detoxing the body of substances can often feel terrible. The course of addiction is a […]

March 21, 2019

How Drugs Cause Formication

Formication is the sensation of feeling insects crawling under and over the skin. It is a form of tactile hallucination. A tactile hallucination is a false sensory sensation and is a form of paresthesia. The individual feels the touch of an imaginary object. This sensory hallucination is an unpleasant, disturbing sensation. It […]

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 […]

February 8, 2019

Providing Substance Abuse Assistance

Help for mental health and substance abuse disorders is vital for a healthy community. That’s the view of Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York, New York. In January, de Blasio’s administration announced plans to offer health insurance to all New Yorkers. This proposal, known as NYC Care, would […]

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 […]

November 7, 2018

The Average Cost of Illicit Drugs on the Street

From cocaine to OxyContin, drugs have been easy to find on just about any street corner in any country around the world. As long as there is a demand for these substances, drug suppliers will find a way to get people the drugs they crave. Why? It is because of […]

September 5, 2018

How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System?

Cocaine is a highly addictive drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. When abused, cocaine can have serious adverse effects on your health and overall quality of life. Cocaine is a stimulant that alters the brain chemistry in users by increasing the natural chemical […]