Addiction

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

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

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

To Family and Friends of Those Struggling with Addiction in Portland, Oregon

2021-11-11T00:05:07+00:00

    If you have a loved one who struggles with addiction, you’ve come to the right place.  Watching a loved one struggle with a pathological drive to drink or take drugs can be one of the most difficult things we experience in life. Addiction tests our love, trust, respect and hope for our loved [...]

To Family and Friends of Those Struggling with Addiction in Portland, Oregon2021-11-11T00:05:07+00:00

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

“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
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