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Delays in getting a diagnosis perpetuate substance use disorders for women, and they can come for many different reasons. The barriers may include financial instability, a lack of family support, unresolved trauma, and many other factors. Today, let’s talk about five primary reasons women are not diagnosed with substance use disorders earlier and how to...
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Recognizing codependency has been a problematic part of your life is important, but recognition without action won’t free you from the cycle of codependency with a loved one. Right now, while the person you care about is in transitional living and you’re considering what comes next, it may be a helpful time to examine what...
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Erica Boyce is a nationally and state Certified Recovery Specialist and Interventionist. She has been trained through Spectrum Recovery as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist and has gone through training with the International Recovery Institute as a Certified Recovery Specialist. She has been trained in A Relational Intervention Sequence for Engagement (the ARISE® Intervention) with...
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Addiction is a disease that affects everyone in your family. When women enter early recovery from addiction, they require a network of support to navigate treatment. Regardless of the elements that brought your mother, daughter, sister, wife, or partner to her addiction, it will take the participation of your entire family to recover from it....
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While it’s evident that substance use disorders look different from woman to woman, we can identify some helpful common ground in SUDs among women as a whole. These basic facts can be useful in understanding the factors that contribute to substance use, seeing addiction as a treatable condition and recovery as an achievable goal, and...
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As founder and director of Windhaven House, Alison’s passion is helping women find their way to sobriety. This passion is a product of her own recovery journey shaped through treatment, 12-Step work, service and sober living. In helping others struggling with sobriety, Allision began to dream of providing a place for women to experience recovery...
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(Dallas, TX) – Origins Behavioral HealthCare is pleased to announce a partnership with Windhaven House and Windhaven Counseling Center, providers of transitional living, extended care services and intensive outpatient programming (IOP) for women based in Dallas, TX, according to Jim Caldwell, President and CEO of Origins Behavioral HealthCare. “This partnership underscores our focus on continuing...
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Sarah Jones Program Director Windhaven House Dallas Sober Living Program
Here at Windhaven we’re blessed to have the greatest Program Director ever. That’s right, the greatest. Sarah started off at Windhaven as a resident. Fresh off the streets of Seattle, Washington, Sarah came in with her head hung low, broken and discouraged from relapse after relapse. Her step one experience was heavy and would set...
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portrait of young woman - challenges women face in recovery
Men and women are inherently different. The two sexes are physically, biologically, and psychologically distinct in many ways. While some people question just how diverse men and women really are, one thing is certain: men and women have many very different life experiences. From high school prom to getting married, and raising children to the...
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