Willow Springs Recovery Blog

September 6, 2019

Using National Recovery Month to Connect

Every September is National Recovery Month, a time when we celebrate healing from drug and alcohol addiction. Each National Recovery Month has a theme. The theme for September 2019, Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger, points to an extremely useful tool for healing and recovery: social support. […]

July 5, 2019

Uniqueness in Addiction

There’s no magic tool that cures drug and alcohol addiction for everyone, say experts. Actually, there’s no cure for drug and alcohol addiction, but there are many different tools that may aid in sobriety and produce long-lasting recovery. Barry Grant is the director of outpatient services at Hope House Treatment […]

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 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 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 8, 2019

Relapse Prevention Therapy

Relapse Prevention Therapy One of the most common misconceptions about drug addiction and treatment is that drug rehabilitation is over once the person suffering from substance abuse disorder has completed his treatment plan. It is important to realize that drug addiction is a chronic disorder. This means that the possibility of relapsing […]

May 7, 2019

5 Books About Recovery

5 Books About Recovery There are millions of people who are in recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. There are millions more who still need help to take that first step into recovery. The problem is that many people don’t know where to turn and many recovering addicts […]

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 19, 2019

Dope Sickness and MAT Strategies

“If you’ve ever had the flu it’s like that, but times 100,” said Arizona writer Diane Woodruff. She’s explaining what it feels like to be dope sick, a term referring to the sickness people feel when they’re withdrawing from opioid drugs such as codeine, oxycodone (OxyContin), morphine, fentanyl, or heroin. […]

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 […]