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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 …

How Suboxone and Other Medications Help Recovery

For many, medication-assisted treatment is critical for effective, lasting recovery. Suboxone, Vivitrol and other FDA-approved drugs for addiction treatment are widely used medications shown to be effective in helping people overcome substance dependence. Opiate-dependent people go into withdrawal if they stop using prescription painkillers or illicit opiates such as heroin, and they can experience cravings …

“Normies” is a term that is often used by people involved in addiction treatment and recovery to describe people who are free of the illness of addiction. If you are in recovery and facing the challenge of staying sober, that means learning to cope when in the company of normies. Don’t Expect Normies to Understand …

PEER ACCOUNTABILITY IN SOBER LIVING

Peer accountability means holding yourself accountable to your peers and not just to people in positions of authority. In sober living peer accountability, you’re accountable to the other household members with whom you reside, not just the counselors and administrators. Sober living peer accountability can be a major performance driver when it comes to everyone …

Tips for Living Amends

Step 9 of the 12 Steps is, “Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.” The purpose of Step 9 is to acknowledge the harm caused during past alcohol or drug abuse and to make it right with the people involved, as much as is …