Oregon

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

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

Sober Summer Fun is NOT an Oxymoron in Portland Oregon

2023-07-04T19:14:20+00:00

  Summer is here! While the warm weather and fun activities of summer may make you excited to get out there and soak up the sun, many people in recovery - especially those in early recovery - find that summertime months can be very triggering.  With so many parties, get-togethers, picnics, beach days, BBQs, camp [...]

Sober Summer Fun is NOT an Oxymoron in Portland Oregon2023-07-04T19:14:20+00:00

Telehealth for Addiction Treatment Now Proven to Save Lives, Prevent Overdose

2023-06-10T03:43:50+00:00

  By now, I think we can all agree that virtual doctor’s appointments are very convenient. At Shanti Wellness and Recovery, our patients love the convenience of being able to access cutting edge, evidence based addiction treatment via telemedicine. It wasn’t always this easy to seek care for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in general or [...]

Telehealth for Addiction Treatment Now Proven to Save Lives, Prevent Overdose2023-06-10T03:43:50+00:00

What Are the Different Levels of Care for Addiction Treatment in Portland? 

2023-01-02T01:05:33+00:00

  Are you looking for addiction treatment in Portland, Oregon for yourself or a friend? Are you feeling confused by the different types of treatment available and unsure which “level of care” is best suited to help in your particular situation?  In this blog post, we’ll cover the different levels of care that a person [...]

What Are the Different Levels of Care for Addiction Treatment in Portland? 2023-01-02T01:05:33+00:00

Why Are the Rates of Depression and Addiction So High in Portland Oregon? 

2022-11-12T20:59:37+00:00

  You hear it a lot these days. “Portland has changed!” “The city isn’t what it used to be.” “There’s so much crime and addiction now.” It’s pretty evident that the City of Roses has changed a bit over the last few years. It’s fairly uncontroversial to say that the houseless population appears to have [...]

Why Are the Rates of Depression and Addiction So High in Portland Oregon? 2022-11-12T20:59:37+00:00

More Sober Living Homes in Portland Begin Allowing Residents Who Receive Medication Assisted Treatment

2022-10-19T14:42:25+00:00

  Relapse is a part of the disease of addiction. Treatment works, especially when it’s evidence-based, but, like many diseases, you can expect the disease to flare under stress or disease mismanagement periodically throughout life.  There are, however, some things we know that help patients stay on track after achieving short-term sobriety. One of those [...]

More Sober Living Homes in Portland Begin Allowing Residents Who Receive Medication Assisted Treatment2022-10-19T14:42:25+00:00

Getting Help for a Fentanyl Addiction in Portland Oregon

2022-06-08T19:47:05+00:00

  The use and distribution of fentanyl is on the rise in Oregon and in Portland, in particular. Five Oregonians die at the hands of fentanyl every week. During the pandemic, drug overdoses  - largely owing to an increase in the use and availability of fentanyl - increased by over 40% in the state of [...]

Getting Help for a Fentanyl Addiction in Portland Oregon2022-06-08T19:47:05+00:00
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