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Oregon’s Decriminalization Vote is a Game Changer for Addiction Treatment in Portland

2021-03-29T16:50:33+00:00

  The state of Oregon became the first state in the United States to decriminalize drugs on February 1st this year thanks to Measure 110 and the Drug Policy Alliance.  It’s no longer a crime to carry small amounts of drugs like methamphetamine, heroin or LSD. Instead of jail time, you’re looking at a $100 [...]

Oregon’s Decriminalization Vote is a Game Changer for Addiction Treatment in Portland2021-03-29T16:50:33+00:00

Stop Relapse Before It Starts by Knowing the Warning Signs

2021-03-29T16:52:09+00:00

      Getting sober can be relatively easy for some, it’s staying sober that most people find tricky.  Oftentimes, when you’re struggling with addiction, you’ve tried to quit a number of times — if not many times — in the past.  But after a few days, weeks, months or years, something happens.  Maybe it’s [...]

Stop Relapse Before It Starts by Knowing the Warning Signs2021-03-29T16:52:09+00:00

Lonely in Portland? Connection is an Essential Part of Addiction Treatment 

2021-02-27T03:38:50+00:00

      We often think of depression, anxiety, trauma, genetic factors and financial trouble in association with addiction - and these often play a part in the disease - but rarely do we talk about the elephant in the room: loneliness. According to one study, people who self-report as lonely have double the risk for [...]

Lonely in Portland? Connection is an Essential Part of Addiction Treatment 2021-02-27T03:38:50+00:00

Sober and Sad? Here’s 3 Cures for the Winter Blues in Portland, Oregon

2021-01-26T05:03:17+00:00

  Wintertime blues are nothing new.  It’s usually that time before spring’s first bulbs but after the holidays that hits people the hardest.  Dark days, bad weather and chilly temperatures tend to get the best of us down. But when you’re in recovery, it’s so important to do everything you can to practice self-care, stay [...]

Sober and Sad? Here’s 3 Cures for the Winter Blues in Portland, Oregon2021-01-26T05:03:17+00:00

Here’s How Trauma Changes Your Brain and Makes You More Susceptible to Addiction

2021-01-08T05:24:11+00:00

   Note: Trauma can impact us deeply. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, reach out to Lines for Life right away. Local, understanding people are available to listen 24/7. Their number is 800-273-8255. This article deals with trauma. If you do not feel safe to read material about potentially upsetting subjects right now, please [...]

Here’s How Trauma Changes Your Brain and Makes You More Susceptible to Addiction2021-01-08T05:24:11+00:00

What Causes Addiction? Here’s What We Know – And Don’t Know – About the Disease

2020-12-03T17:13:45+00:00

     If you struggle with addiction, it can feel very important to know why substance use has become a problem for you. If you have a friend or family member who struggles with addiction, you may want to know if there’s something you did to cause substance abuse in that loved one.  Although the [...]

What Causes Addiction? Here’s What We Know – And Don’t Know – About the Disease2020-12-03T17:13:45+00:00

“Am I Drinking too Much?” 5 Ways to Know When You’ve Crossed the Line

2020-10-25T02:01:49+00:00

  Alcohol is fun - until it isn’t. At Shanti Recovery and Wellness, we meet people in our Portland, OR office who want to stop or reduce their drinking everyday. We treat alcoholism - a form of substance use disorder - with nutrition, talk therapy and medication using the highest level of evidence-based care available [...]

“Am I Drinking too Much?” 5 Ways to Know When You’ve Crossed the Line2020-10-25T02:01:49+00:00

I’m Actually Loving Telemedicine for Addiction Treatment. Here’s Why.

2020-09-08T15:39:59+00:00

    Note: Yes! We are offering full service telemedicine appointments at Shanti Recovery and Wellness during COVID-19. Give us a call to get scheduled. The pandemic has changed so many things in our lives. Here at Shanti Recovery and Wellness in Portland, OR we are encouraging our patients to opt for telehealth appointments whenever possible [...]

I’m Actually Loving Telemedicine for Addiction Treatment. Here’s Why.2020-09-08T15:39:59+00:00

Why Do Emergencies like COVID 19 Create a Greater Need for Addiction Treatment Services?

2020-08-04T15:30:06+00:00

     It’s fair to say we’ve all been struggling to some extent with the negative impacts COVID-19 has made in our lives. Anecdotally, it would seem that social distancing, disrupted routines, cancelled life milestones, and ongoing financial uncertainty is taking a big toll on each of us. It’s too early to know the exact impacts [...]

Why Do Emergencies like COVID 19 Create a Greater Need for Addiction Treatment Services?2020-08-04T15:30:06+00:00

Top 6 Addiction Treatment and Recovery Resources for BIPOC in Portland, Oregon

2020-07-07T15:48:05+00:00

       Racism is a public health crisis in this country, and nowhere is that more evident than in Portland, Oregon. Our state has a unique history of white supremacy. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) in Portland have worse health outcomes and lower access to healthcare than white residents. Racism is a chronic stressor [...]

Top 6 Addiction Treatment and Recovery Resources for BIPOC in Portland, Oregon2020-07-07T15:48:05+00:00
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