September 11, 2019
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EMDR: Healing Trauma and Changing Lives

Ever wish you could put a bandaid on past mental trauma, like a scraped knee on a child, and move along with the joys of life? Although it’s not that simple, there is a therapeutic technique that brings a lot more ease and simplicity into the process of healing from past trauma: EMDR.  This therapeutic approach manages to break down […]
September 9, 2019
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Understanding Shame

For an individual with healthy coping skills, a small amount of shame (often referred to as guilt) can be an effective motivator for adjusting attitudes and behaviors to better align with one’s vision for themselves.  But for many who have experienced trauma, or have been subjected to shaming belief systems at a young age, the shame factor is over-active and […]
August 30, 2019
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Life is Magic: Mindfulness+New Experiences = More Freedom

Most of us experienced some magic in life at a young age; the awe-like wonder of a small child entranced with new things, new experiences; not rushed by the obligatory demands of time and pressure. Over time we get talked out of the magic, out of the interest, into obligation, into demands from well-intentioned or not-so-well intentioned adults. Many of […]
August 28, 2019
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Self-Care is not Selfish: The Importance of Self-Care When Getting Clean and Sober

Many argue that addiction is a societal disease, driven by the endless compulsion for more, and by action based on feelings of lack. One perspective is that addiction is worsened by an imbalanced drive to consume, achieve, conquer.  While energies of desired progress are by no means unhealthy in and of themselves, when they replace balance, and ignore the quiet […]
August 20, 2019
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Seeking New Horizons: The Transformative Power of Adventure Therapy

There is perhaps no venture that combines coping skills, self-learning, and therapeutic insight in as hands-on and vivid a way as adventure therapy. To see in new ways, under new circumstances, with budding understandings, is one of the most effective catalysts for building new neural pathways, and cultivating new aspects of one’s identity- both crucial for learning to live free […]
August 4, 2019
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The Importance of Medically Supervised Detox

Slowing The Train Before You Get Off: The Importance of Medically Supervised Detox  Many addicts and alcoholics, so fed up with the momentum and entrapment of their disease, want to run full speed into sobriety even if it means quitting cold turkey. Willing to do anything to find true relief, when the drugs and alcohol have lost their effectiveness, many […]
August 2, 2019
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Oasis Recovery’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use 

Oasis Recovery Center is committed to protecting the private information of every visitor to our website. This Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Statement pertains to www.oasisrecoverync.com and Oasis Recovery Center and outlines specific usage and data collection. Hereafter in this privacy policy, all references to Oasis Recovery include www.oasisrecoverync.com and Oasis Recovery. The Oasis Recovery website is a corporate […]
July 22, 2019
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No more Shame: Understanding the Disease of Addiction

No More Shame: Understanding the Disease of Addiction  For years addiction and alcoholism were looked at as a moral deficiency (and for some, still is). Without the current research from prominent neuroscientists, many addicts and alcoholics were tossed aside to bitter ends such as the ineffective justice system, psychiatric wards, or death and suicide.  Today, we have very definitive evidence, […]