MAT

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

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

“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 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

Evidence Based Addiction Treatment: What Do the Statistics Say? 

2019-11-14T17:33:25+00:00

  For too long, addiction treatment wasn’t treated as a science and failed to meet basic evidence-based criteria for patient care. There simply weren’t many studies being done on the science of getting sober. Now that Addiction Medicine is a moderately funded branch of science, and a formally approved medical specialty, we know quite a [...]

Evidence Based Addiction Treatment: What Do the Statistics Say? 2019-11-14T17:33:25+00:00
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