When most people think about a first date, they think about dinner, a movie—and drinks. Now that you’re sober, that “social lubricant” is out the window. Your entire life is different, and your dating life is no exception. Dating while sober is a new skill you’re going to have to learn if you’re in [...]
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The holidays can be a challenging time if you’re in recovery. Everywhere you go, there are holiday parties where substance use is almost mandatory. Taking care of yourself, sticking to your routine, and developing a relapse prevention plan for the holidays is essential. Another good idea: seeking out sober-friendly events where you don’t have to [...]
For too long, addiction treatment wasn’t treated as a science and failed to meet basic evidence-based criteria for patient care. There simply weren’t many studies being done on the science of getting sober. Now that Addiction Medicine is a moderately funded branch of science, and a formally approved medical specialty, we know quite a [...]
When you or your loved one is struggling with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD), it’s easy to rush into outpatient addiction treatment in Portland Oregon without doing your research. This blind leap of faith would work well if all treatment centers were the same, but the truth is not all treatment centers are [...]