EMDR

Could You Benefit from EMDR?

EMDR, also known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a powerful treatment modality often used with people who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma-related distress. Research indicates that trauma and addiction often go hand in hand, making EMDR a natural addition to a thorough treatment program. Here at SLO Recovery, we believe in offering our clients …

gratitude

How to Feel Grateful and Why it’s More Important Now Than Ever

What a year it’s been. Thankfully, for most Americans, the specter of the COVID-19 crisis is in the review mirror as more people become vaccinated and the world opens back up. While this is a time of celebration and re-connection for many, others feel anxious about the resumption of social activities, in grief over the losses of the last 15 …

mental health awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In the US, nearly 1 in 5 adults live with mental illness, and according to researchers, almost two-thirds of those affected never seek help. This May, we are honoring national Mental Health Awareness Month to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those experiencing anxiety, depression, and other disorders so they can find the help they need. Mental health afflictions are …

addiction and the brain

How Addiction Affects the Brain

Cognitive researchers have made huge progress in recent years that has led to a much deeper understanding of what underlies the addictive processes. Nevertheless, for those in its throes, understanding what drives addiction is not usually enough to beat it. To recover from addiction, most people need evidence-based treatment and ongoing support. But understanding how addiction hijacks the brain can help to …

Is There Life After Zoom?

4 Tips to help you return to life in person after finding recovery online Let’s face it – it’s been a tough year. The coronavirus pandemic brought with it unprecedented new levels of stress, uncertainty, and economic insecurity. Many battled with grief, upheaval, and diminished social connections. In fact, the word “unprecedented” was used so often during this time that …

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, …

addiction treatment

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 …