Somatic Awareness: 5 Activities to Increase Somatic Awareness

Somatic Awareness: 5 Activities to Increase Somatic Awareness

What Is Somatic Awareness? Somatic awareness can be summarized as the experience of being aware of the physical body and being aware of sensations experienced through the body’s five senses: smell, touch, taste, seeing, and hearing.  Somatic awareness is also referred to as somatic mindfulness, and is the foundation of somatic therapy. Somatic therapy, or…

9 Signs That Someone Needs To Go To Methamphetamine Rehab

9 Signs That Someone Needs To Go To Methamphetamine Rehab

Methamphetamine is an extremely addictive psychostimulant drug. Tolerance to meth can be developed quickly, leading a meth user to depend on more and more of the substance to feel its effects. As tolerance increases and larger quantities of the drug are taken, physical dependence and addiction develop. Meth produces an intense but short-lived high that…

Medication-Assisted Treatment Options for Alcoholism

Medication-Assisted Treatment Options for Alcoholism

Not everyone is aware that there are medication-assisted treatment (MAT) options for alcoholism. It’s important to keep in mind that these treatment options are not a cure for an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Medications are used to help individuals who struggle with alcoholism get their lives back on track. This is similar to the way…

Risks of “Speedballing”

Risks of “Speedballing”

There are many risks and dangers of combining substances. One of the original uses for the term “speedballing” specifically referred to the combination of cocaine and heroin. The meaning of “speedballing” has shifted over time but the basic concept remains. In the case of cocaine and heroin, an individual is abusing a combination of a…

Tips to Wean Off Alcohol

Tips to Wean Off Alcohol

There are many methods to wean off, reduce, or cease alcohol consumption. The utility value of tips is somewhat based on if an individual only has the occasional drink, has a daily habit of drinking within moderation, has an alcohol use disorder (AUD) or a full-blown alcohol addiction. A basic method involves time of day….

5 Irreversible Side Effects of Prolonged Alcohol Abuse

5 Irreversible Side Effects of Prolonged Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism, or an alcohol use disorder, is one of the most prevalent addictions in America today. You may hear people talking about “functional alcoholism” but, in reality, no one is functioning well when they have a substance abuse disorder. Kicking the habit can be difficult. That’s why the professionals at Oasis Recovery strive to provide…

Top 10 Major Crack Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms You Should Be Aware Of

Top 10 Major Crack Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms You Should Be Aware Of

The effects of smoking crack cocaine are immediate and intense, but short-lived. This fleeting high, in combination with the drug’s drastic comedown, quickly produces a desire to use more and more of the substance. This creates a high potential for overdose.  Crack cocaine has a number of harmful side-effects, both short-term and long-term. In addition…

What Is Withdrawal? How To Get Help

What Is Withdrawal? How To Get Help

When a person has been using drugs habitually, their body begins to adapt to the effects of those substances, and develops a physical and psychological dependence on it. If they stop taking the substance, they will likely experience uncomfortable symptoms and intense cravings for a period of time, known as withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms range in…

What to Expect From Your Rehab Center in North Carolina

What to Expect From Your Rehab Center in North Carolina

So, you or a loved one have chosen a rehab center, and now you’re wondering what to expect. Likely, many questions will arise while planning and preparing. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is important to get in touch with the treatment center one chooses, which will be able to provide specific details…