man lifting weights

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…

group of people chat outside

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…

man sitting outside on deck

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…

men pose while doing yard work

Earlier this year, Real Recovery and Serve Asheville met to discuss an opportunity to address a community problem. When we were asked about getting a couple of the guys together to volunteer at Vance Elementary School, we knew we couldn’t turn down the chance to become more involved in our community. Serve Asheville and the…

two young men smiling

Young men in sobriety face many challenges in our society. The prevalence of alcohol and drugs offer countless temptations. Alcohol is readily available and is a standard component of many social gatherings. Marijuana has been made legal for recreational purposes in several states. When you’re a young man working to remain sober and resist temptations…

kickflip on skateboard

Sobriety isn’t boring. With the right mindset, you can find fun and excitement, sometimes it just takes the form of a sober role model. It’s a common misconception that people who suffer from addiction tend to come from troubled backgrounds. The reality is that addiction can strike anyone, regardless of their income or social status.…

men doing Polar Plunge

Well the most dreaded and most exciting day of the year has come and gone! The annual Polar Plunge. I don’t really remember exactly how this all started but somewhere along the line over the past years we decided that is was a good idea on the warmest day of either January or February, to…

radio studio

Real Recovery on the Radio Well, I’ll have to admit that we were completely stunned when we got the phone call asking if we were interested in traveling to Atlanta to have Real Recovery on the radio to talk about all things that we’re doing to help young men live sober and successful lives. I…

floating trip

Real Recovery Float Trip Last week, we had the pleasure of taking our boys on yet another amazing Real Recovery float trip down the Green River. The Green River is one of our favorite spots to frequent and is just south of our home campus in Asheville, North Carolina. Both our clients and staff had…

giving back to the community

Making a Positive Impact by Giving Back Giving back to our community is a big part of the life at Real Recovery. Our staff are always looking for opportunities in which our program can support those in the surrounding community that are in need. We have found that these experiences have had very positive impacts…