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Staying Sober on Cinco de Mayo

For those in recovery, Cinco de Mayo can prove a challenge. This holiday celebrates a historic victory by the Mexican army over the French in 1862. Although Mexico eventually lost the war, people still observe May 5th with celebrations that often involve alcohol. The staff at Red Oak Recovery has put together a few tips…

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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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Help For Alcohol Addiction Near Virginia

It’s not easy for most people to admit that they have an alcohol addiction. Many people brush off expressions of concern from friends or loved ones. You may have noticed signs that your drinking may be out of control. However, you may feel too ashamed or embarrassed to admit how deep your problem with alcohol…

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The Three Main Benefits of a Sober Living Program

Sober living programs provide the support and practical assistance you need to overcome an addiction long-term. These programs are ideal for anyone who has completed a stint in rehab but would like additional support to transition back into society. They offer a safe and comfortable place to stay, with licensed therapists and counselors to help…

Man Struggling With Alcohol Addiction

How Isolation Can Impact Alcoholism

Isolation is challenging for humans to suffer through. As a social species, it is essential to see and engage with others as often as possible. Without human contact, isolation can negatively impact you or your loved one. This can lead to increasing their alcoholism tendencies or causing a relapse. Isolation is not healthy for any…

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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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The Importance of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. With parties and events centered around traditional holidays, impaired driving increases during this time. Organize sober events and learn strategies to remain drug-free. At Red Oak Recovery in Asheville, North Carolina, we have addiction treatment programs that can change your life and make the holiday is even brighter this year.…

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3 Dangers of Drinking Alcohol and Exercise

While drinking alcohol and exercising doesn’t seem to be two things that go together, a surprising number of people consume alcohol before or after a workout. Many bars have happy hours that coincide with the time most people finish up at the gym. If fitness is your goal, then drinking before or after exercising can…

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3 Clinical Differences a North Carolina Rehab Can Make

When someone goes through a treatment program for addiction or mental health difficulties, they have several options to assist with their recovery. Clinical therapy works well as a starting point. At Red Oak Recovery in North Carolina, we use a balanced mix between clinical and holistic treatment to help those who struggle with issues that…