Recovery

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

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

Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired: The Four Warning Signs of Addiction Relapse

2021-11-11T00:31:31+00:00

  Have you ever heard the acronym HALT?  It stands for Hungry, Lonely, Angry and Tired.  When we are feeling some or all of these symptoms, it’s much easier for us to make bad decisions that we will regret later. This is true of all humans, regardless of mental health diagnosis - everyone can be [...]

Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired: The Four Warning Signs of Addiction Relapse2021-11-11T00:31:31+00:00

So You Had a Dream About Using Drugs or Alcohol. Now What?

2021-05-07T16:50:28+00:00

  When you are in recovery from substance use disorder, it is very, VERY common to dream about using.  A lot of folks find these dreams really disturbing and upsetting.  When you have a “drug dream,” do you find yourself wondering:  If you are at risk of relapse?  If you are working your program hard [...]

So You Had a Dream About Using Drugs or Alcohol. Now What?2021-05-07T16:50:28+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

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
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