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Getting Sober For The New Year

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By read morePublished: December 29, 2021Updated: January 25, 2022In today’s world, millions of people struggle with alcohol addiction. Although this can be a disturbingly difficult disease to overcome, it’s important to know that getting sober is possible. You can put the process of getting sober…

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Mantras For Addiction Recovery

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamAuthored By Sharon FindlaySharon Findlay read morePublished: November 5, 2021Updated: November 19, 2021While the word mantra originated as a Hindu “sacred utterance,” people use mantras every day to guide their efforts at home, at work, and at school. The popular culture definition of mantra has evolved…

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Benefits of Having a Sober Summer Vacation

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 7, 2021Updated: June 25, 2021Between the months of June and August every year, people around the country go on summer vacation. It’s a time to gather as a family, take a break from work, and, in many instances, enjoy delicious meals. However, one tradition…

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Staying Sober on Cinco de Mayo

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 5, 2021Updated: May 18, 2021For 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…

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Learning The Stages of Recovery

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 11, 2021Updated: October 11, 2021How does drug addiction recovery begin? The process of recovery involves several steps or stages a person goes through until they are ready to commit to living a life of sobriety. Addiction does not happen quickly, and recovery takes time…

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4 Ways to Support Early Sobriety

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 16, 2021Updated: June 14, 2021When your loved one commits to a life of sobriety, the early stages are the most crucial for support. While your loved one will always need support for their sober living, they need your help the most at the beginning.…

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The Therapeutic Benefits of Decluttering Your Space for Spring

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 23, 2016Updated: May 7, 2021“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are full of yesterday’s junk.” – Louise Smith, AuthorSpring cleaning is more than a housecleaning ritual. For young adults recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, decluttering is a beneficial part of…

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Redefining Creativity During Your Recovery Journey

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 1, 2015Updated: March 3, 2022If you’ve bought into the myth that you must use drugs or alcohol to “spur your creativity,” you’re not alone. For decades, artists, musicians and other creatives have been credited with producing great works of art when they were drinking…

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The Advantages Of Sober Living After Treatment

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: October 8, 2015Updated: May 7, 2021For many recovering addicts, and particularly for young people, the transition back home from a treatment facility can be a very challenging time. Experts note that most relapses occur within the first 90 days of the recovery period, with the…