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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Our Recovery Treatments near Salem, OR, Reduce the Dangers of Alcohol

Posted on: November 13th, 2014 by Pacific Ridge |

I was looking back at some of the earlier posts here.  I decided that it was time to write about some more about the health associated with drinking.  Yea, we all know that drinking can affect your liver and drunk driving is the leading cause of accidents on the highways.   Even in the face …

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Overcome Your Relapses | Alcohol Rehab Treatment near Portland, OR

Posted on: October 15th, 2014 by Pacific Ridge |

Many people who try to quit drinking relapse.  It is a very common occurrence.  In fact, some studies indicate that as many as 90% relapse.  Relapse can lead to feelings of failure, which of course can lead to more drinking and before you know it, you feel like you are in a deeper hole than …

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Do You Wonder if You Need Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation? — Portland, OR

Posted on: March 10th, 2014 by Pacific Ridge |

Alcohol or drug abuse can sneak up on you without you realizing what is happening. Do you ever wonder if you have a problem? How would you know if you did? People who study these sorts of things have developed series of questions to ask yourself to help reveal the answer for you.
Do you wonder …

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Treatment is Available at Pacific Ridge No Matter Where You Live

Posted on: February 3rd, 2014 by Pacific Ridge |

For those who have decided to seek treatment for their addiction, the first question is where to go for treatment.  It is not like running down to the nearest 7-11 and picking a up six pack.
Many considerations go in to the selection of a treatment center.  One significant issue is whether to seek treatment locally …

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Your Best Treatment Option in Oregon

Posted on: November 21st, 2013 by Pacific Ridge |

Pacific Ridge is located up on a hill in Jefferson, Oregon, a small town just south of Salem.  Most of our clients come from the Salem, Portland and Eugene areas.  However, just because you don’t live in one of these communities, don’t think that you have to resort to a local treatment facility in your …

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Alcohol & Smoking Recovery Treatment near Salem, OR

Posted on: August 14th, 2013 by Pacific Ridge |

Have you ever noticed how drinking and smoking seem to go hand in hand. Often our clients come to us with a nicotine addiction in addition to whatever other addiction with which they are struggling, especially alcohol addiction. The bad news is that nicotine is just as addictive and dangerous as alcohol or other drugs, …

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