2020: Be Curious

How to approach uncertainty with curiosity By Paige Zuckerman, Red Willow Clinical Director / January 2020 It’s a new decade, a new year, and a time that can feel daunting for many reasons. Maybe you’re reflecting back on 2019 with a few grunts and squirms. Maybe the past year (or decade) has been predominantly kind…maybe…

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The Power of Your Why

by ​Paige Zuckerman, Red Willow Clinical Director​ / December 2019 There’s a lot of chatter lately about ‘finding your why’ in the world of business. Catchphrase aside, this idea is not only applicable for entrepreneurs and Fortune-500 CEO’s.  In mental health and addiction recovery, asking ourselves ‘why?’ is both challenging and critical.  It can be…

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What is “IOP” anyway?

How intensive outpatient programming offers a different path of addiction treatment  by ​Paige Zuckerman, Red Willow Clinical Director​ / November 2019   Addiction is a disease of potential devastation, and one of the most common and increasing health crises worldwide. When facing addiction, whether it be a substance or process issue (gambling, sex, shopping, etc.),…

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Why Are Mormon Households Vulnerable to the Opioid Epidemic in the United States?

There are definitely identifiable Mormon stereotypes: family-oriented, clean-cut, hard-working types. Members in good standing forgo sex outside of marriage, the consuming of alcohol and tobacco, and the drinking of coffee and non-herbal teas. But within the Mormon Corridor, the area in the United States in which Mormons are the most concentrated, a serious drug addiction…

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Why Does Mental Health Care Cost So Much?

In the past, health insurance coverage of treatment for mental illness was much different than coverage for physical conditions. Mental health care coverage had its own structure when it came to cost-sharing, was much more restrictive, had different pre-authorizations requirements, and even had different caps when it came to annual and lifetime coverage. Needless to…

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