Written By Grant

Category: Uncategorized

by Sarah Surrey, LCSW, CRAADC Gone are the days when the only support a person in recovery could find was in a blue book, and a church basement. Support still exists there, but recovery has become as widespread and pervasive as substance use. Sober influencers show off a different kind of high life. Comedians, musicians,…

Written By Grant

Category: Recovery, wellness

By: Sarah Surrey, LCSW, CRAADC   Remember the lofty goals that you had for 2020? The books you were going to read, and career-climbing you were going to do? Remember the massive nutrition overhaul you were going to take on, and the worldwide travelling you were going to complete? 2020! This is the year!  …

Written By Grant

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by: Sarah Surrey, LCSW, CRAADC   Have you ever tried meditation and thought, “I’m not doing it right, this doesn’t work for me”? If so, this post is for you. By the end of this post, you’ll know why meditation has become so widely recommended, how to confront the biggest meditation myths, and how to…

Written By Grant

Category: Uncategorized

Not sure how to stay sober during the holidays? Try the rule of thirds!   Productivity experts use the rule of thirds to encourage people to be more efficient and productive with their time. The parallel goal is to help people be more mindful in their activities so that they can fully enjoy downtime. These…

Written By Grant

Category: Uncategorized

By Sarah Surrey, LCSW Oregon’s ballot includes a measure that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of hard drugs, considered small enough for “personal use”. If the measure passes, the state will be the first in the country to decriminalize hard drugs. It would join a small handful of countries around the world who…

Written By Grant

Category: Uncategorized

In a polarized world, the Opioid Crisis is unifying. It’s one of the only issues to be mentioned in State of the Union addresses of both Donald Trump and Barack Obama. It has earned this attention for its devastating impact on the American workforce, and for its staggering annual overdose rate. In a seven year…

Written By Grant

Category: Physiological, Psychological, Trauma

By: Sarah Surrey, LCSW   What if I told you that it was anxiety that’s kept most of the human species alive this long? You know the feeling. It keeps you up at night, and leaves you jittery in the day. You’re ultra aware of the world around you.Googling every concern and worry has become…

Written By Grant

Category: Addiction, Recovery, Sobriety

By Sarah Surrey, LCSW   “Inertia: a property of matter by which it remains at rest or in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force.”   In physics, an object is known to remain in rest when at rest, or remain in motion in the exact same direction…

Written By Grant

Category: Addiction, Family

  By: Sarah Surrey, LCSW It was the mid-1990’s. The field of addiction studies was solidly on its feet, moving out of church basements and into the research labs of the top universities in the world. It was a growing field for researchers, with the ability to see what addiction was doing inside of the…

19 Aug
2020

Stages of Recovery

Written By Grant

Category: Addiction, Recovery

By: Sarah Surrey, LCSW Moving from active addiction to recovery isn’t like flipping a switch. It isn’t immediate or fast. It often isn’t even linear. There are endless methodologies for categorizing and organizing the process, but it will always remain a process. This article reviews four stages of addiction and recovery beginning with active use,…

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