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Tips for Having a Sober Summer Vacation

Everyone looks forward to summer. After all, it’s vacation time. Whether hitting the road or staying close to home, we all need to unwind and spend some quality time with those whose company we enjoy. However, for those with alcohol dependency issues, staying sober may become harder if people around you are imbibing and having…

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National Screening Day Offers Help for Alcohol Addiction

In 1999, the first National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) event took place. Over 50,000 people attended the events at 1,500 screening centers across the United States, where they received screening for and advice on alcohol dependence. This event, started by the National Institutes Of Health (NIH), was the beginning of a yearly initiative to raise…

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Could You Benefit from Gender-Specific Treatment?

Are you familiar with the term “gender-specific treatment?” It’s a term you may hear mentioned often in the recovery world. Generally, it describes drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs that treat men and women separately. Treatment that is non-gender-specific clumps all clients together, regardless of sex. As a result, the treatment provided must encompass broader…

Fourth Quarter Newsletter 2019

THE WILLOWS CELEBRATES THREE YEARS! Photos from spirit week & the anniversary celebration can be found on our social media pages. This October, The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® celebrated their three year anniversary of being at their expansive, 38- acre campus where young adult women, ages 18 to 35, are recovering from trauma, substance…