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Help for Alcohol Addiction on National Screening Day

National Alcohol Screening Day is April 11, 2021. It is a day to bring awareness and help men and women struggling with alcohol addiction and dependence to get help. There is no doubt that those with addiction need help, but many people using alcohol fail to recognize that they are at risk. If you are…

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How to Enjoy Sober Holidays

It can be challenging to stay sober during the holidays. Many activities include alcoholic beverages in celebration of the coming year. At Red Oak Recovery, we offer holistic therapy that helps you develop new interests outside of drinking or using drugs. When you attend our addiction treatment programs, you learn to develop new skills and healthy…

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What is First Night?

From St Petersburg, FL, to Tacoma, WA, to Buffalo, NY, First Night celebrations in major cities offer fun and festivities to families across the United States. Attending First Night Celebrations near you can help you plan sober New Year’s Eve activities. Some events have gone virtual in recognition of a post-COVID world. At Red Oak…

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5 Benefits of a 12-Step Program

Step-by-step addiction treatment programs have been used to defeat substance use disorder for decades. They’ve been around for so long because they show positive results. Clients who work through the 12 steps learn to trust in a higher power to help them heal. This action nurtures trust, both in themselves and in others. Learning how…

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Signs of Heroin Addiction

Heroin is a highly addictive substance. It can control every aspect of your life. It can limit your ability to function throughout the day. It can also lead to health complications and overdose. Yet, some people may have more success in controlling it than others. It goes without saying that it is never a good…

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Signs of Alcohol Dependence

Alcohol seems like a safe drug. After all, it is legal, affordable, and everyone seems to use it. Yet, for some people, alcohol addiction can occur. Alcohol use disorder is defined by a person developing a dependence on the substance. When this happens, it can mean that you may find it very hard to stop…

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What Is Angel Dust?

What is angel dust? Angel dust is a street name for the drug phencyclidine, a hallucinogenic. You may know it better as PCP. Angel dust was developed in the 1950s as a surgical sedative, but was later discontinued due to its severe side effects. Today, it’s classified as a Schedule II controlled substance, meaning it…