Wellness

Lonely in Portland? Connection is an Essential Part of Addiction Treatment 

2021-02-27T03:38:50+00:00

      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 [...]

Lonely in Portland? Connection is an Essential Part of Addiction Treatment 2021-02-27T03:38:50+00:00

Sober and Sad? Here’s 3 Cures for the Winter Blues in Portland, Oregon

2021-01-26T05:03:17+00:00

  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 [...]

Sober and Sad? Here’s 3 Cures for the Winter Blues in Portland, Oregon2021-01-26T05:03:17+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

What Causes Addiction? Here’s What We Know – And Don’t Know – About the Disease

2020-12-03T17:13:45+00:00

     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 [...]

What Causes Addiction? Here’s What We Know – And Don’t Know – About the Disease2020-12-03T17:13:45+00:00

I’m Actually Loving Telemedicine for Addiction Treatment. Here’s Why.

2020-09-08T15:39:59+00:00

    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 [...]

I’m Actually Loving Telemedicine for Addiction Treatment. Here’s Why.2020-09-08T15:39:59+00:00

Why Do Emergencies like COVID 19 Create a Greater Need for Addiction Treatment Services?

2020-08-04T15:30:06+00:00

     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 [...]

Why Do Emergencies like COVID 19 Create a Greater Need for Addiction Treatment Services?2020-08-04T15:30:06+00:00

The Link Between Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction

2020-05-26T15:17:56+00:00

  At Shanti Recovery and Wellness, we see a lot of patients who struggle with substance use disorder in addition to other mental health concerns, especially depression and anxiety disorders. Studies have shown that our clinic isn’t unique in this respect. There is a well documented link between depression, anxiety, and addiction.  Scientists are still [...]

The Link Between Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction2020-05-26T15:17:56+00:00

5 Stone Cold Sober Ways to Have Fun While You’re Quarantined in Portland, Oregon

2020-05-02T01:53:32+00:00

      Here’s the truth:  battling addiction is hard work. Although the longer you’re sober, the easier it becomes to stay sober, it’s still going to take effort to stick to your program, especially during challenging times.  Newsflash: we’re in a challenging time right now. At least one in five people has lost their [...]

5 Stone Cold Sober Ways to Have Fun While You’re Quarantined in Portland, Oregon2020-05-02T01:53:32+00:00

How to Stay Sober During a Pandemic 

2020-03-23T19:17:07+00:00

  How are you holding up?  All of us at Shanti Recovery and Wellness are working overtime to respond to this unprecedented health and economic crisis that our nation and our world is currently facing. These are difficult times but we will get through them together.  Here’s a quick update on what’s going on at [...]

How to Stay Sober During a Pandemic 2020-03-23T19:17:07+00:00

5 Tips (From A Doctor) About How to Date Now that You’re Sober

2020-01-28T16:13:01+00:00

  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 [...]

5 Tips (From A Doctor) About How to Date Now that You’re Sober2020-01-28T16:13:01+00:00
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