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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

So You Had a Dream About Using Drugs or Alcohol. Now What?

2021-05-07T16:50:28+00:00

  When you are in recovery from substance use disorder, it is very, VERY common to dream about using.  A lot of folks find these dreams really disturbing and upsetting.  When you have a “drug dream,” do you find yourself wondering:  If you are at risk of relapse?  If you are working your program hard [...]

So You Had a Dream About Using Drugs or Alcohol. Now What?2021-05-07T16:50:28+00:00

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

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

“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

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

Top 5 Myths about Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

2020-02-28T15:50:27+00:00

  At Shanti Recovery and Wellness, we are big proponents of Medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorder (AKA “MAT”). We keep MAT in our arsenal of tools for people seeking recovery from addiction because it works and because we love to see our patients reach their goals, repair their relationships, gain stability in their lives, [...]

Top 5 Myths about Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)2020-02-28T15:50:27+00:00
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