The Power of Morning Meditation

Many people in recovery will attest to how helpful yoga has been for them. Yoga can help a person deal with underlying issues related to their substance use disorder, like anxiety and depression. It can also help them address symptoms of their substance use disorder, like cravings and triggers. Additionally, yoga provides a way of…

Eating healthy in early recovery can be a challenge. Living in active addiction can cause a person to lose sight of what a healthy, well-balanced diet looks like. If you are in early recovery, you may find yourself craving sugars, carbs, caffeine and other things that are not necessarily good for your body. In sober…

For many people in recovery, boredom is a core relapse trigger. As a result, learning to have sober fun is incredibly important if a person wants to be able to sustain their recovery. For some people, it’s difficult to imagine having fun without drugs or alcohol for a variety of reasons.  Some people are so…

The Benefits of Team Sports for Sobriety

Addiction often leaves suffers feeling powerless and isolated, making it vital to develop a social support network early on in recovery. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a social network that provides love, hope, friendship, and support is central to successful recovery. Sober team sports can expand your social support network,…

HOW ACTIVITIES ENHANCE SOBER LIVING

When entering a treatment facility, most individuals expect to be introduced to treatments like medical detox, cognitive behavioral therapy, or group counseling, but may not expect a variety of alternative treatment options. Increasingly, high-quality addiction treatment centers are incorporating holistic living activities and alternative treatments for addiction due to the strong evidence that the treatments…

Getting the most from your therapy experience

The therapy experience in treatment can bring about far-reaching changes that improve your physical and mental health as well as overall quality of life. Behavioral therapies are an important foundation of addiction treatment, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. High quality addiction treatment programs utilize a variety of therapies to facilitate whole-person healing.…

Kicking off Summer 2018 in Recovery: Things to Do in Asheville

People recovering from substance addiction must always be mindful of things that could trigger relapse. During and even long after addiction therapy, people may still feel vulnerable and may require support as they continue to make life changes. The addiction recovery process is intensive, but it doesn’t mean that individuals can’t have fun or enjoy…

Exercise, Stress and Sobriety

When substance abuse leads to addiction, your physical and mental health is immediately at risk.1 A large part of the recovery process is repairing the damage to your health and creating a routine that allows you stay healthy. One of the best ways to do this is to start an exercise program.2 Physical exercise has…

Ways to Participate in National Recovery Month in North Carolina

September is National Recovery Month, which is now in its 27th year. Instituted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to highlight the often-overlooked successes of people in recovery, National Recovery Month is an opportunity to celebrate your achievements and milestones and spread the message that recovery is possible.1 The theme for 2017…

What is it Like in Asheville

What’s it like in Asheville? We get that a lot here at Real Recovery, and we’re always excited to respond. Choosing a sober living home is no small task. There’s the obvious—you want to be sure a facility is clean, comfortable and reputable—but you also want to live in a place that offers plenty of…