February 15, 2021

Etizolam: The Addictive Drug You’ve Never Heard Of

What is etizolam?  Etizolam is a derivative of thienodiazepine, which differs only slightly in chemical structure from the more well-known benzodiazepines, such as Xanax.  If you’ve never heard of etizolam, that is because it is not FDA-approved in the United States! It is prescribed in Japan, Australia, India, and some European countries.  However, despite not being FDA-approved in the U.S., […]
January 24, 2021

12 Step Recovery Programs Asheville NC – Alternate 12 Step Program

Oasis Recovery is a mindfulness-based recovery center, and is not based on 12 step programs.  However, attendance at 12 step meetings is incorporated into our programs.  We strive to introduce our clients to the many recovery resources and support groups available, without pushing any one path to recovery on anyone. We recognize and respect the fact that various approaches resonate […]
January 15, 2021

Is It Safe to Mix Benadryl and Alcohol?

Benadryl Abuse and Misuse Benadryl is the most well-known brand name of the drug diphenhydramine, which is an antihistamine. Antihistamines are used to treat the symptoms of allergies, such as nasal congestion, runny nose, and sneezing.  Although Benadryl is sold over-the-counter and does not require a prescription, it is known for its drowsy, sedative effects, so some people use it […]
December 2, 2020

Chronic Pain: Beyond Prescription Medication

What is Chronic Pain? Everyone feels some physical pain from time to time. When you break a bone or take a sip of coffee that is too hot, pain is a way of the brain letting you know something isn’t quite right. As soon as the injury is somewhat healed, the brain stops sending you that signal, and the pain […]
November 14, 2020
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6 Amazing Benefits of Sobriety

Sobriety doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it is a commitment we must make for ourselves.  One concern you might be having for getting sober is filling a certain void. We’re here to tell you that there are plenty of benefits of sobriety. These benefits can change everything as long as you’re ready to take that step.  You will be amazed by how much […]
October 28, 2020
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Healing Arts: The Power of Yoga for Addiction Recovery

Recovering from addiction can be a terrifying process to go through, and struggling with withdrawal symptoms can make your healing feel impossible. It’s easy to feel alone and misunderstood while getting past your addictions. How can you move forward and start to heal after living with your addictions? Yoga for addiction has been studied for several years now and has […]
October 26, 2020
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Acupuncture Benefits: Can It Help in Addiction Recovery?

If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, you may be surprised to learn that acupuncture could be helpful in recovery. The 2,000-year-old Chinese practice of acupuncture has been used to treat various conditions for centuries. We know now that acupuncture benefits can also be seen in addiction rehabilitation. From what acupuncture is to how it can help […]
October 24, 2020
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How Art Therapy Is Used in Addiction Treatment

Research suggests that art therapy can reduce pain and anxiety as well as improve one’s mood. If you or a loved one are afraid of going to rehab because it seems sterile and clinical, you should know that art therapy is increasingly being incorporated into addiction treatment programs. Used as a part of a holistic treatment program, art therapy can […]
August 26, 2020
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How Do You Stop a Relapse From Happening?

Between 40 and 60% of people relapse within a year after receiving treatment for addiction or alcoholism. If you’ve recently completed a rehab program, it’s important to learn how to prevent relapse. Otherwise, you could find yourself completing another treatment. Worse yet, you might lose your relationships, career, freedom, or even your life. How do you stop a relapse? With […]