Willow Springs Recovery Blog

May 15, 2019

Supplements vs Drugs

Supplements vs Drugs Both supplements and drugs may be used for health reasons. This is why many people just assume that the same safety precautions and regulations apply to both products. Actually, this is not true. Supplements tend to face regulations after they go out onto the market, while medications […]

May 6, 2019

How to Be the Best AA Sponsor

How to Be the Best AA Sponsor Recovering alcoholics may receive many benefits by joining organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and serving as an AA sponsor. AA members obtain support, guidance, help throughout their recovery, and so much more. Sponsorship is more than just what new AA members receive. By sharing […]

April 30, 2019

What is the Success Rate of Rehab?

What is the Success Rate of Rehab? There is an increasing interest in finding ways to combat and treat the opioid crisis successfully. One popular treatment option is addiction rehab. Many current rehabilitation programs combine intensive inpatient treatment and long-term outpatient support as part of a comprehensive program designed to support the […]

April 29, 2019

 How Do Drug Courts Work? 

More justice systems are turning to diversion programs and drug courts. These programs are used to get the help criminal defendants need with addiction. Recovery vs. Punishment The National Drug Court Resource Center defines drug courts as programs designed for individuals who have been arrested on charges related to substance use […]

April 25, 2019

How Does Outpatient Rehab Work?

When it comes to addiction treatment there are many options. It can be stressful for someone seeking recovery to decide what option is best for him or her. Drug and Alcohol rehab treatment programs usually fall into one of two categories; these are inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab. Both programs have […]

April 23, 2019

How Addiction is a Disease

Addiction has a lot of negative stigmas attached to it. Instead of seeing the internal and external problems associated with addiction, often people shift the blame to the user. There are many reasons why people get into an addiction problem, and not all of them are within the confines of […]

April 22, 2019

The 1970 Controlled Substances Act 

For decades, the Controlled Substances Act, or more specifically, the Federal Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, has served as the foundation for the campaign against narcotics and drug abuse in the United States. The legislation addresses both illicit and prescribed drugs misused by individuals.  Taking effect in […]

April 11, 2019

8 Addiction Forums for Recovery

Are you contemplating joining an addiction recovery forum? Is it to share your thoughts, to understand addiction from the perspective of other people, or to inspire you to take action? There are many reasons to consider participating in online discussions. Before joining an addiction forum, you must first find one. […]

April 2, 2019

The Different Types of Counselors in Rehab

There are several different types of counselors in rehab treatment facilities. Each counselor may use different kinds of therapies to help people with addictions reach their sobriety goals. Your counselor might choose one or more different therapy treatments during your sessions. Addiction treatment therapies include, but are not limited to, the […]

March 27, 2019

How to Stay Sober Without AA

Do you abuse alcohol? If you are in recovery or are going to be in recovery, AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) is one of the options you can use. There are some people who do not believe or do not agree with the 12-step strategy. Some people cannot make it to AA meetings […]