outpatient treatment for opioid addiction

Outpatient Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is a rampant problem in the United States, and the epidemic of prescription drug abuse has gotten more severe since the pandemic began. Although restrictions have been lifted, the isolation and mental health issues that lead to drug abuse have gotten worse for some. Our outpatient treatment program for opioid abuse can be…

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New Years Resolutions to Help Recovery

New Year’s resolutions are a great way to start the new year. They may even fit well with your goal to maintain a sober lifestyle in recovery. No matter what 2021 throws at us, having the right mindset and setting attainable goals can help us succeed. It’s a good idea to work with your Sunstone…

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Virtual IOP During the Holidays

Many people struggling with addiction used virtual telehealth for the first time this past year, whether opting into it or because it was the only option. Social distancing guidelines made it difficult to find in-person addiction treatment. There are several benefits of virtual IOP that still make it an attractive option, despite the pandemic guidelines…

Sober Christmas

Have a Sober Christmas with Help

The holidays can be difficult for everyone, especially for people struggling with addiction. This year, a sober Christmas may be on your list after years of addiction. Our intensive outpatient program at Sunstone Recovery can put you on that path, and you will be able to enjoy many non-drinking Christmases to come. You don’t have to…

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Attending an Oregon Rehab

An alarming number of people worldwide suffer from substance use disorder (SUD), and rates of addiction are rapidly increasing. It’s important to know that you’re not alone; substance use is a widespread problem. One of the most reliable treatment options available is a professional addiction treatment program. These programs provide the necessary resources, tools, and…

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Finding a Drug Rehab in Portland

Portland, Oregon is Oregon State’s most populous city, running along the interstate-5 corridor. This highway makes it easier for drug traffickers to distribute drugs in and around Portland. While many people in Portland may think that substance abuse mostly affects the homeless population, use of meth and heroin is widespread. Especially in the colder months,…

long term side effects of opiates

Long-Term Side Effects of Opiates

Dealing with chronic pain, insomnia, or other debilitating symptoms can make anyone feel down and defeated. When doctors prescribe opiates to treat these symptoms, it can make life more comfortable for a while. However, if the root causes of these symptoms are not addressed, opiate addiction can set in. If you are concerned that you…

heroin abuse

Common Signs of Heroin Abuse

Heroin is an addictive opioid that can be smoked, injected, or snorted. It provides relief by numbing physical and emotional pain but also impairs cognition and organ functioning. Long-term heroin use changes people’s brain chemistry, especially when heroin is combined with other drugs. This makes it impossible for people to get pleasure from the things…