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What is CBT? How Can it Help with Recovery from Addiction? Is it Available in Portland Oregon?

2024-07-14T23:52:09+00:00

  If you’re looking for the best addiction treatment approach that is most highly supported by many, long-term, successful, scientific studies, look no further than Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as “CBT.” In this post, we’ll dispel some of the most common misconceptions about CBT, explore alternatives to CBT, and describe what a common CBT [...]

What is CBT? How Can it Help with Recovery from Addiction? Is it Available in Portland Oregon?2024-07-14T23:52:09+00:00

Friendship and Recovery – How Friends Can Help or Hurt Recovery

2024-05-06T01:51:18+00:00

Have you ever heard the phrase, “show me who your friends are and I’ll show you who you are?” It’s a common phrase because, in many ways, it’s true.  It’s especially true for people struggling with Substance Use Disorder - whether that’s with alcohol, opioids, or any other substance or substances.  Friendships can make or [...]

Friendship and Recovery – How Friends Can Help or Hurt Recovery2024-05-06T01:51:18+00:00

Harm Reduction? Abstinence? How About Both.

2024-04-08T00:46:48+00:00

  Addiction is a devastating disease. You feel out of control. You want to make better choices, you try to stop drinking or using, you try to regain the control over your life that you once had, but you just keep disappointing yourself again and again.  No one chooses substance use disorder. No one chooses [...]

Harm Reduction? Abstinence? How About Both.2024-04-08T00:46:48+00:00

What is Vivitrol? How is it used to treat Opioid Use Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder?

2024-03-18T03:18:31+00:00

  At Shanti Recovery and Wellness, in Portland, Oregon, we offer patients medication assisted treatment for some substance use disorders, like Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). There are several medication options for these disorders, and one of them is called Vivitrol. This blog post will explain the basics of Vivitrol, including [...]

What is Vivitrol? How is it used to treat Opioid Use Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder?2024-03-18T03:18:31+00:00

Recovery is Built by Daily Habits 

2024-03-14T19:18:35+00:00

Addiction treatment is never a “one and done” experience.  Recovery is a life-long process of day-to-day maintenance. It becomes routine and it gets easier, but it always takes work. You have to take recovery one day at a time, no matter what. There will never be a day where you’ve “completed” your recovery journey. The [...]

Recovery is Built by Daily Habits 2024-03-14T19:18:35+00:00

How to Know if Outpatient Addiction Treatment is Right for You

2024-01-09T19:31:44+00:00

When you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, there is no “quick fix.” When you’re researching the help available, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the options and the foreign terminology. Rehab, detox, inpatient, outpatient, IOP, partial hospitalization…the list goes on. It doesn’t matter what label you put on the program. You just [...]

How to Know if Outpatient Addiction Treatment is Right for You2024-01-09T19:31:44+00:00

Fentanyl Overdoses in Portland Oregon are on the Rise 

2023-12-11T01:01:11+00:00

If you live in the Portland metro area, it’s probably not going to be a huge surprise to you that fentanyl related overdoses are on the rise in Portland and Oregon in general.  With everything our city has been through in the last handful of years, perhaps one of the most tragic pieces of the [...]

Fentanyl Overdoses in Portland Oregon are on the Rise 2023-12-11T01:01:11+00:00

Is It Working? Addiction Treatment, Drug Decriminalization and Measure 110 in Portland Oregon 

2023-11-05T00:04:26+00:00

  “Is it working?” That’s the million dollar question about Oregon’s grand decriminalization experiment. Certainly the rest of our country, and likely the world, is watching with interest to see how the ramifications of Measure 110 will pan out for our state.  In this post, we’ll dive into what we know about Measure 110, how [...]

Is It Working? Addiction Treatment, Drug Decriminalization and Measure 110 in Portland Oregon 2023-11-05T00:04:26+00:00

Does Oregon Health Plan aka OHP Cover Addiction Treatment in Portland Oregon?

2023-10-09T22:51:20+00:00

The short answer? YES.  Oregon Health Plan (also known as OHP) has pretty great coverage for people who want addiction treatment.  The long answer? Still YES. However, there are some important things to keep in mind when you’re shopping for addiction treatment services that take OHP in Portland and beyond. This post will cover some [...]

Does Oregon Health Plan aka OHP Cover Addiction Treatment in Portland Oregon?2023-10-09T22:51:20+00:00

What is Narcan, Where Can You Get it in Portland Oregon, and How Does it Save Lives?

2023-10-09T22:38:55+00:00

What is Narcan? What isNaloxone? Narcan, also known as naloxone, is a medication used to reverse opioid overdose. It works by binding to the same receptors in the brain that opioids interact with, effectively “blocking” an opioid’s ability to continue to produce a “high” in the brain and body.  Narcan is available in several forms. [...]

What is Narcan, Where Can You Get it in Portland Oregon, and How Does it Save Lives?2023-10-09T22:38:55+00:00
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