imposter syndrome

5 Ways to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

If you’ve ever felt less than confident about your place in the world, you’re not alone. Feelings that you aren’t quite deserving of your success, or that you are only doing well because you have gotten lucky—plague successful people of all stripes, from all walks of life. According to a review article published in the International Journal of Behavioral Science, some 70% of people …

Is Oregon’s Treatment System Ready for Measure 110?

Oregon in February became the first state in the nation to end the war on drugs with the passing of Ballot Measure 110, which decriminalized the possession of small amounts of illegal substances while offering people with substance abuse issues a way out. As thousands are expected to be freed from incarceration to receive treatment, questions have been raised about …

overdose deaths

The Latest Opioid Wave is a Tsunami

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published its ever-more grim overdose statistics, and it’s not looking good. The data set is published annually and tracks the previous year’s deaths attributable to overdoses as well as the location those ODs occured and what drugs are involved. As early data suggests, 2020 was staggeringly deadly. Alongside the catastrophic pandemic, …

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Treatment for Military Service Members and First Responders

Here at SLO Recovery, we believe that it is everyone’s right to live a happy, successful life. Especially those that have served their country and community, often at their own peril. For service members, first responders, and other front-line workers, the cost of service is mental health – and unfortunately, this is a group that is often underserved by the …

Hope for the Whole Person – Watch the Video

There is hope for the whole individual. We believe that in order to be successful, a treatment plan must include wrap-around care. This wrap around care is created to suit the individual’s unique needs. It is vital for us to learn and to get to know each individual who comes into our care, because no two people’s struggles are exactly …

Overdoses Hit Record Levels as Pandemic Continues

Drug overdoses have increased as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on. As we reported earlier, overdose deaths spiked in tandem with the arrival of the virus and its associated disruptions to daily life, work, recovery activity, and essential health services. Recent reporting indicates that trend has continued and shows no signs of abating. Consider the numbers from around the country: New …

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5 Ways to Care for your Mental Health during COVID-19

No one can argue that these are challenging times. For those who are long sober, or those just entering recovery, the COVID-19 pandemic affects us all. People around the world are experiencing unprecedented upheaval and uncertainty. Collectively, we are facing conditions that would make even the sanest and healthiest among us waver. Financial stress, disruptions to social structures, and the …

The Other Pandemic – COVID-19 Crisis Leads to Surge in Deadly Overdoses

The Other Pandemic – COVID-19 Crisis Leads to Surge in Deadly Overdoses

Emerging research indicates that there has been a nationwide uptick in fatal overdoses since the coronavirus pandemic began. Recent data suggests that the increase is being caused by several factors – including increased social isolation, funding for treatment programs being spent elsewhere, and interruptions to normal drug supply chains that cause people to seek out unknown or untrustworthy new sources. …

anxiety

Dealing with Depression and Anxiety in Recovery

First off, let us say: We feel you. Dealing with big feelings in recovery is no joke. For those of us who have spent a long time running from uncomfortable emotions, getting sober, and facing them is not for the faint of heart. We could even pose that perhaps this is what makes sobering up so hard in the first …

Isn’t It Time You Got Free of Addiction?

Isn’t It Time You Got Free?

Let’s face it – everyone feels the weight of tough times. And for most people, these times have been tougher than ever. The last few months have been emotionally charged, to say the least. The year kicked off with intense political division, only to be quickly followed by a terrifying virus pandemic that overtook the globe. Then came job losses …