Portland

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

Your Guide to a Sober 2021 Holiday Season in Portland Oregon

2021-12-06T22:37:04+00:00

  If you’re in recovery, you know that it’s important to have a game plan for handling special occasions in new and healthy ways - without relying on old patterns to get you through. That means staying connected to your recovery program during the holiday season, thinking outside the box, making new traditions, and exploring [...]

Your Guide to a Sober 2021 Holiday Season in Portland Oregon2021-12-06T22:37:04+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

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

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

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

Our Favorite Sober Holiday Events in Portland Oregon

2020-01-28T15:50:34+00:00

The holidays can be a challenging time if you’re in recovery. Everywhere you go, there are holiday parties where substance use is almost mandatory. Taking care of yourself, sticking to your routine, and developing a relapse prevention plan for the holidays is essential. Another good idea: seeking out sober-friendly events where you don’t have to [...]

Our Favorite Sober Holiday Events in Portland Oregon2020-01-28T15:50:34+00:00
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