Top 5 Benefits of Being Sober

Top 5 Benefits of Being Sober

There is a misconception that sober life is boring or that everyone replaces their time spent getting high or drunk with time spent in AA meetings and therapy. While group meetings and therapy are an important part of maintaining lasting sobriety, people have a whole lot more time on their hands now that they are…

What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

What is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is now often referred to as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) as an inclusive way to discuss the broader range of developmental disorders that can occur as a result of children exposed to alcohol while in utero. Risk factors to keep in mind include a long history of alcohol abuse, poor…

7 Effective Rehab Resources to Help With Substance Abuse in NC

7 Effective Rehab Resources to Help With Substance Abuse in NC

Addiction is defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse as “a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain. It is considered both a complex brain disorder and a mental illness. Addiction is the most severe form of a full spectrum of substance…

Relapse Does Not Equal Failure

Relapse Does Not Equal Failure

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, anywhere from 40-60%  of individuals struggling with addiction will experience relapse. Though by no means a necessary experience on the path to recovery, it is nonetheless a very common one. It is important to know that relapse does not indicate that a person will never be able…

How to Choose the Best Treatment Center in Asheville, N.C.

How to Choose the Best Treatment Center in Asheville, N.C.

We live in a time when options for addiction treatment are plentiful, and there are many different treatment centers to choose from. Many decisions need to be made when selecting the best treatment center for an individual, including determining location, duration, cost, treatment therapies, level of care, and more. It may feel overwhelming at first,…

What Do Opioid Withdrawals Feel Like?

What Do Opioid Withdrawals Feel Like?

Withdrawal from opioids has similarities with other depressants. Keeping that in mind, opioid withdrawal can be particularly severe when an individual has developed an addiction to particularly potent synthetic opiates like fentanyl. If you or someone you love is struggling with ceasing opioid abuse in part due to the fear of withdrawal symptoms, Oasis Recovery…