Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation – Mental Health

Posted on: May 2nd, 2018 by Pacific Ridge |

Alcohol and drug addictions cause significant problems on their own. However, sometimes addiction doesn’t explain all of the challenges an individual goes through. Many struggle to overcome an addiction because of an existing mental illness. Similarly, those with addictions may develop mental illnesses in response to their dependency.
If you or a loved one experiences mental …

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The Connection Between Physical Fitness and Addiction Recovery

Posted on: March 8th, 2018 by Pacific Ridge |

When you think of addiction recovery, you likely imagine an anonymous 12-step meeting or remember a phrase from the Big Book. However, for many individuals, genuine recovery includes numerous components, like official programs, new personal habits, and the support of a caring social network.
One of the components that many rehabilitation programs use to help newly …

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How to Spot Signs of Opiate Addiction

Posted on: February 8th, 2018 by Pacific Ridge |

If you live in Oregon, you should know that opiate addiction runs rampant across the state. In fact, Oregon is considered to have the sixth largest drug problem out of all U.S. states, and the state has an unusually high number of teenage drug users. Many of those drug users are addicted to opiates.
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Common Myths and Misconceptions About Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction

Posted on: January 25th, 2018 by Pacific Ridge |

Prescription drug addiction and abuse is becoming an epidemic across the United States. It is estimated that 15 million Americans abuse different types of prescription drugs each year. There are several myths associated with prescription drug abuse, and this misinformation can be very harmful, even deadly.
Here are a few of the most common myths and …

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4 Advantages of Residential Rehab Centers

Posted on: December 27th, 2017 by Pacific Ridge |

For many individuals affected by addiction, the road to recovery requires the support and guidance of rehab professionals. Choosing the right rehab center and type of rehab program can make a significant difference in the trajectory of a recovering addict’s path toward sobriety.
When you seek a rehab program, one of your options is to go …

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4 Things You Should Know About How Alcohol Affects Your Brain

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by Pacific Ridge |

Your brain is the ultimate command center of your physical body. Each section of your brain has its own specific job to do — keeping you and your body functioning normally.
The various lobes of your brain regulate everything from your conversational speech to any desires you entertain. When the human brain is under the influence …

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Prescription Drugs and the Hidden Epidemic of Addiction in America

Posted on: August 15th, 2017 by Pacific Ridge |

For many people, when they hear the words drug addict, the image that springs to mind is of a desperate, unhealthy, and ruined individual who lives on the streets. While this is an unfortunate reality for many people who suffer from drug addiction, there are also many others for whom these stereotypes don’t apply.

Learning to Cope: Strategies to Help Your Addiction Recovery

Posted on: August 8th, 2017 by Pacific Ridge |

If you are struggling with addiction, you might have a hard time seeing a path forward that will allow you to live drug free. An essential part of gaining this vision is not just stopping yourself from using again but also changing your life so you can more easily confront your tough emotions without resorting …

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Do You Ever Hide Your Alcohol or Drug Abuse? — Salem, OR

Posted on: February 16th, 2015 by Pacific Ridge |

People who may have an alcohol or drug problem sometime hide there drinking or use from family and friends.  For example, we some folks will buy two bottles of wine, but keep only one bottle visible on the counter or table.  Then, when they refill there glass, they pour from the second hidden bottle.  That …

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Fortify Yourself against Alcohol & Drug Abuse this Holiday Season near Salem, OR

Posted on: November 28th, 2014 by Pacific Ridge |

The holidays are right around the corner.  This is a dangerous time for those who have a problem with alcohol.  The holidays bring lots of added stress.  Planning, traveling, being with extended family member, it all adds to up and could make one more susceptible to drinking more that one should.  The holidays also bring …

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