Addiction to Opioids Risk Ignored by Doctors

While COVID-19 continues to present a major public health crisis in the United States, some public health leaders are worried about the opioid addiction epidemic. Earlier this month, the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Dr. Nora Volkow, warned of a troubling rise in overdoses. She told WMBR: “We know that from… Continue reading Addiction to Opioids Risk Ignored by Doctors

Recovery Fellowship Despite COVID-19

At Pacific Shores Recovery, we hope that you and your family have managed to steer clear of the coronavirus. It’s not easy; some four million Americans – many in addiction recovery – have not been so fortunate. Our thoughts and prayers go out to every citizen whose life has been touched by COVID-19. As we… Continue reading Recovery Fellowship Despite COVID-19

Recovery Members With Criminal Records

Loss of employment in America is second only to loss of life on the list of dire consequences regarding the coronavirus pandemic. For men and women in addiction recovery, losing one’s job can have disastrous consequences. Employment gives people a sense of purpose and fills one’s day with productive activity. Some 123,188 Americans have succumbed… Continue reading Recovery Members With Criminal Records

Mental Health Month 2020: “You Are Not Alone”

Mental health is a topic on the minds of millions of Americans of late, the result of the global pandemic. Countless people across the world are struggling with anxiety, depression, and uncertainty. Fortunately, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Each year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Mental Health America (MHA) use the… Continue reading Mental Health Month 2020: “You Are Not Alone”

Recovery Aided by the Great Outdoors

At Pacific Shores Recovery, we continue to provide help to those struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental illness in the wake of a global pandemic. The nation cannot forget that we are still dealing with a national addiction epidemic that steals hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Again, we want to remind every member… Continue reading Recovery Aided by the Great Outdoors

Addiction Recovery: Preventing Relapse

Relapses occur for a number of reasons, and long before someone takes the first drink or drug. Returning to the use of drugs and alcohol is a process that usually begins when a member of the addiction recovery community lets up on their dedication to the program. If one becomes complacent about how much work… Continue reading Addiction Recovery: Preventing Relapse

Recovery First and Progress During a Pandemic

These continue to be trying times for individuals working programs of recovery. As matters continue to worsen around the globe, the prospect of having to continue adhering to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for the indefinite future is high. If you are staying up to date with the news reports, then… Continue reading Recovery First and Progress During a Pandemic

Recovery, Digital Meetings, and Social Distancing

At Pacific Shores Recovery, we are hopeful that you are doing everything in your power to protect your health and recovery. These are trying times due to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging communities around the globe. For those of you in recovery, it’s essential to continue putting your recovery first, while also safeguarding your physical health.… Continue reading Recovery, Digital Meetings, and Social Distancing

Addiction Myths Shattered During NDAFW

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) begins March 30th and ends one month from today on April 5th. While the annual observance to educate young people about drugs, alcohol, and addiction is still nearly a month away, now is the ideal time to begin getting involved. Men and women working programs of addiction recovery… Continue reading Addiction Myths Shattered During NDAFW