sober holidays can be difficult to navigate

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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Learning The Stages of Recovery

How does 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 to reach as well. At Red Oak Recovery in North Carolina, our team works closely with…

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4 Ways to Support Early Sobriety

When 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. During the early stages of sobriety, it will be easier for your loved one to…

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Getting Sober For The New Year

In 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. Read on to learn how you can put the process of getting sober for the New Year in motion. Why Should I Focus On Getting Sober?…

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The Therapeutic Benefits of Decluttering Your Space for Spring

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are full of yesterday’s junk.” – Louise Smith, Author Spring cleaning is more than a housecleaning ritual. For young adults recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, decluttering is a beneficial part of any sobriety program. During spring cleaning, you have a chance to purge toxic patterns…

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Redefining Creativity During Your Recovery Journey

If 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 or using. Unfortunately, many of these creative geniuses have died at the hands of their…

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The Advantages Of Sober Living After Treatment

For 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 home environment being especially difficult for a variety of reasons. For some young adults, the…