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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]