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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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How to Achieve Opioid Addiction Recovery

At Red Oak Recovery, our opioid addiction treatment program provides a structured environment for you to overcome your dependence on opioids. Many clients come to us with addictions to prescription medication. Our dedicated team of medical and psychiatric professionals devotes their time and energy to help you find ways to overcome cravings and avoid a…

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3 Common Challenges of Addiction Recovery

Overcoming addiction requires more than willpower. It takes a significant amount of hard work to stay in recovery once you’ve made it through rehab. Remember, you’ve already gotten over one of the hardest parts, which is admitting you have a problem. It’s okay if you feel scared or uncertain about what the future holds. Accept…

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3 Common Myths About Addiction

Getting someone with an addiction to face up to their problem can be a challenge. You may also believe in addiction myths that could undermine your efforts to help. It’s vital that you and your loved one get past these misconceptions to confront the realities of the disease. Doing so can help you get past…

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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 Tips on Enjoying a Sober Thanksgiving

Once you’ve put in the work of completing rehabilitation therapy to overcome your addiction, you don’t want to put your sobriety in jeopardy. Navigating a holiday like Thanksgiving without your substance of choice can be a tricky proposition. That’s why you need to make a plan and stick to it as the holidays approach. To…

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The Potential Dangers of a Benzo Shortage

If you’ve found yourself having trouble getting a refill of anxiety medication, you’re likely running into the effects of a benzo shortage. That’s due to a supply issue affecting a pharmacy’s ability to fill and dispense medication to patients. That forces your doctor to recommend alternatives that may not be as effective. If you’re feeling…

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How Exercise Can Help With Stress Management

If you’ve ever found yourself tempted to succumb to a road rage moment or found yourself overeating after a long day at work, you could be suffering from the effects of too much stress. It affects everyone in different ways, and too much of it can take a real physical and mental toll. Exercise is…

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5 Daily Relapse Prevention Techniques

Gaining control of a substance use disorder represents a tremendous step in the recovery process. It takes time and constant practice of relapse prevention techniques to keep your addictive behaviors under control. Relapse is a common occurrence among recovering addicts and is a normal part of recovery. Sticking to a daily relapse prevention plan can…