What Is Inpatient Rehab?

What Is Inpatient Rehab?

Rehabs are supervised programs designed to help treat individuals who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction to address their addiction issues in a safe, supportive environment. The word ‘rehab’ is often used interchangeably with “treatment,” “addiction treatment,” and “addiction recovery center.” Rehab is a broad term, as these days there are a multitude of…

What Does Heroin Withdrawal Feel Like? An Informative Guide

What Does Heroin Withdrawal Feel Like? An Informative Guide

If you or a loved one are using heroin, it is important to be aware of the risks and symptoms associated with heroin withdrawal, as well as what to do if experiencing them. Heroin is a central nervous system depressant, classifying it as a downer. As an opioid, heroin binds to opioid receptors in the…

How to Wean Off of Medication Safely

How to Wean Off of Medication Safely

Prescription use is prevalent in the United States, with approximately 66 percent of adults currently on at least one medication. Due to medical advances within the last few decades, there are medications to treat or remedy almost any disorder, infection, or disease. Despite the many benefits of prescribed substances, they can be difficult to taper…

Fentanyl-Laced Pills: An Overdose Crisis

Fentanyl-Laced Pills: An Overdose Crisis

In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the level of opioid addiction in the United States to be a public health crisis. This began in the 1990s after pharmaceutical companies assured medical professionals that their opioid painkillers were not addictive, and doctors began prescribing them more frequently. As a result, millions…

What is Rehab Like? What to Expect When Starting Rehab in NC

What is Rehab Like? What to Expect When Starting Rehab in NC

Every year, over 67,000 people die as a result of drug overdoses in the United States. Often, drug addiction is overlooked as an illness and is not treated in a constructive and helpful way. Understanding that you have an addiction is essential and admitting that you need help is one of the first and most important steps…

Who are you? How Mindfulness and Meditation help to re-create the Self

Who are you? How Mindfulness and Meditation help to re-create the Self

Who are you? Are you your thoughts: The stories that you’ve told yourself for so long that perhaps you can’t even identify the specifics of, that perhaps are just identified as feelings or comparisons, or subtle identifying qualities, judged or affirmed? Are you your body: Growing, impacted by environment, deteriorating in less-than-ideal circumstances, and finally merging…

Discovering Oasis: Why Our Mindfulness-Based Approach to Recovery Makes a Difference

Discovering Oasis: Why Our Mindfulness-Based Approach to Recovery Makes a Difference

“Mindfulness” has become a buzzword in the past few years, and for good reason. In our fast-paced world with so much stimulation and stress, finding stillness has never been more difficult–or more important.  Although mindfulness practices, such as yoga and meditation, have been used for centuries across the globe, new research data is frequently being…

How Dangerous is Combining Alcohol and Meth?

Alcohol and methamphetamines (aka. “meth”) are two of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States. When combined, the intensity of substances and their sides effects can be amplified. If you or someone you care about is experimenting with combinations of drugs like alcohol and meth, Oasis Recovery encourages you to reach out to…

5 Irreversible Side Effects of Prolonged Meth Abuse

5 Irreversible Side Effects of Prolonged Meth Abuse

The opioid epidemic shined a light on a major problem in American society. Methamphetamine (or “meth”) abuse has not received the same level of attention. Keeping that in mind, there have been recent promising findings that hope may be on the horizon for those struggling with meth addiction. Early intervention remains extremely important. Simply getting…