OASIS RECOVERY

Overdose Symptoms

June 20, 2019
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Eternal Rest, in a pill: The Dangers of Sleeping Pill Abuse

There is nothing like the chaos of addiction to spur the longing for peace and rest, the kind that knocks you out and puts you out of your misery for a night. But what about when a night’s rest turns into eternal rest. Sleeping pill overdoses are on the rise amongst addicts, often unintentionally. Why are so many addicts and […]
March 25, 2019
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the recovery table – an interview with recovery coach, mary davis (conducted by bonnie wood)

Mary is a recovery coach with a private practice in Asheville, NC. She is presently working towards her certification as a substance abuse counselor, facilitating DWI groups for Second Spring Counseling, and offering life skill classes to local sober homes, including Oasis Recovery, in order to help clients transition back into society after treatment. We recently got to sit down […]
March 25, 2019
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Three Different Avenues Of Support: Php, Iop, And Extended Care Sober Living

With the rise of addiction and alcoholism across the globe and the precarious nature of new found sobriety, it is apparent that one cannot have too much support in this endeavor. And yet many factors affect an individual’s commitment to various levels of care: the amount of freedom to follow opportunities that arise, how much medical assistance, both psychologically and […]
March 25, 2019
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The Power Of Nature – Let The Healing Begin

Come Forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. -William Wordsworth There is no shortage of inspiring nature quotes from poets and writers, and creative seekers. So many people, even if far removed from easy access to the natural world, have some awareness of the goodness of getting out into nature, even if just for health reasons […]
March 25, 2019
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The Power Of Breath

“Within many archaic languages, including Andean Quechua, Amazonian Quechua, Tibetan, Aramaic, Latin, Greek, Hawaiian and others, the word for “breath” is the same word that is used to describe life, spirit, and soul.” Breath. That life-giving force of consistent support; the flow that cannot be stopped, until our physical death; The ebb of filling and flow of emptying, like the […]
March 25, 2019
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Somatic Awareness – 5 Activities To Enhance Somatic Awareness

Somatic awareness is the acute attention to physiological sensations that alert us to impending discomfort, whether that be in our bodies, minds, or environment. It is a sensitivity to internal sensations that can be honed for heightened guidance in life, about when to take action, when to pause, who to surround ourselves with, etc. Many who struggle with addictions have […]
March 25, 2019
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Nutrition: A Key To Successful Recovery

Many of us have come across a host of dietary and nutritional advice in our lifetime and it can be a challenge to keep it all straight, even if you don’t have a serious addiction thrown into the mix. Food itself has fed into many addictions. The impact of sugar and carbohydrates on neurotransmitters that fuel good feelings has become […]
March 24, 2019
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Anatomy Of An Intervention

Ideally an individual in the grips of addiction will find their way to help and support and be willing to admit themselves to a program of recovery. But more often than not, the momentum of addiction, combined with denial, and patterns of thought and survival mentality, make it impossible for the addict to take that step on their own. Enter […]
March 20, 2019
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Dealing With Denial

Let’s talk about denial. Some say,“I don’t deny anything that is truth, why would someone who is struggling with addiction lie and minimize their problem.” Well, there is a bit more complexity to this phenomena than one might think. We won’t even broach the topic of truth being relative because, for our purposes, we are working to heal addiction. So, […]