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Developing a Routine in Early Recovery is an Essential Ingredient to Your Long-Term Success

2022-04-01T20:02:40+00:00

Structure. Routine. Discipline.  What do these words mean to you?  For some, they represent safety, sameness, predictability. Others feel stifled or even oppressed by what these concepts represent. Our previous experiences - or lack of experience - with structure and routine will often color how we feel about embracing these tools in recovery.   Whatever these [...]

Developing a Routine in Early Recovery is an Essential Ingredient to Your Long-Term Success2022-04-01T20:02:40+00:00

Your First Addiction Treatment Appointment at Shanti Recovery and Wellness in SE Portland

2022-03-25T20:38:06+00:00

  Making the decision to get treatment for drug or alcohol abuse - technically known as Substance Use Disorder - is a huge step. It’s normal to feel nervous or even anxious about your first appointment. Throughout the years, we’ve had several requests for a blog post like this one to walk new patients like [...]

Your First Addiction Treatment Appointment at Shanti Recovery and Wellness in SE Portland2022-03-25T20:38:06+00:00

The 5 Biggest Fears Addiction Treatment Patients Have About Getting Sober in Portland Oregon 

2022-02-27T21:35:16+00:00

  Substance abuse patients in Portland, Oregon have a lot of the same fears as SUDs patients do all around the world. When you’ve built your life around drinking or using, getting sober can be downright terrifying.  Sometimes it’s the what-ifs that keep folks from pursuing treatment and seeking help.  What if… …I become a [...]

The 5 Biggest Fears Addiction Treatment Patients Have About Getting Sober in Portland Oregon 2022-02-27T21:35:16+00:00

No, Portland, MAT Doesn’t ‘Replace One Addiction With Another’

2022-01-14T18:09:39+00:00

  We hear it all the time from new patients, concerned families, and, yes, even the recovery community in Portland, Oregon all the time. You’ve probably heard it, in Portland, too. It goes something like this:  “Methadone? Suboxone? Vivitrol? Isn’t all of this just replacing one addiction with another?”  It makes sense why this is [...]

No, Portland, MAT Doesn’t ‘Replace One Addiction With Another’2022-01-14T18:09:39+00:00

Your Guide to a Sober 2021 Holiday Season in Portland Oregon

2021-12-06T22:37:04+00:00

  If you’re in recovery, you know that it’s important to have a game plan for handling special occasions in new and healthy ways - without relying on old patterns to get you through. That means staying connected to your recovery program during the holiday season, thinking outside the box, making new traditions, and exploring [...]

Your Guide to a Sober 2021 Holiday Season in Portland Oregon2021-12-06T22:37:04+00:00

Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired: The Four Warning Signs of Addiction Relapse

2021-11-11T00:31:31+00:00

  Have you ever heard the acronym HALT?  It stands for Hungry, Lonely, Angry and Tired.  When we are feeling some or all of these symptoms, it’s much easier for us to make bad decisions that we will regret later. This is true of all humans, regardless of mental health diagnosis - everyone can be [...]

Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired: The Four Warning Signs of Addiction Relapse2021-11-11T00:31:31+00:00

Nutritional Support for Addiction Treatment: Food Heals

2021-11-11T00:04:24+00:00

  Diet is a frequently overlooked element of a successful recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). While counseling, peer-support and medication form the backbone of a healthy recovery, the role that proper nutrition plays in health cannot be overstated. That’s why, at Shanti Recovery and Wellness, we have a nutritionist on-staff to design a healthy [...]

Nutritional Support for Addiction Treatment: Food Heals2021-11-11T00:04:24+00:00

Yes, Addiction Really Is a Disease. Here’s Why.

2021-08-17T20:26:51+00:00

  For many patients, the understanding that their drug or alcohol problem stems from a diagnosable disease brings comfort and hope.  For others, the idea seems wrong. I know patients aren’t comfortable with the “disease model” of addiction when they ask me things like: Do you really believe addiction is a disease? I chose to [...]

Yes, Addiction Really Is a Disease. Here’s Why.2021-08-17T20:26:51+00:00

Our Favorite LGBTQ+ Addiction Treatment and Recovery Services in Portland

2021-06-22T15:18:34+00:00

    June is pride month, so in honor of the amazing gains - and all the progress yet to be made - by the LGBTQ+ community, we wanted to highlight our favorite resources for the sober LGBTQ+ community in Portland.  Sobriety can present extra challenges for folks in the LGBTQ+ community, especially when so [...]

Our Favorite LGBTQ+ Addiction Treatment and Recovery Services in Portland2021-06-22T15:18:34+00:00

Our 4 Favorite Addiction Recovery Support Groups in Portland Oregon

2021-06-13T19:28:30+00:00

  Tracking down the right support group for you can be difficult, especially when you’re new to recovery. But trust us, there’s a group out there for everyone — you just have to find it.  Portland is blessed with a plethora of addiction recovery support groups. We have everything from faith-based groups, to evidence-based groups, [...]

Our 4 Favorite Addiction Recovery Support Groups in Portland Oregon2021-06-13T19:28:30+00:00
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