Recovery: A Family Program Helps You Heal

Families have trusted Pacific Shores Recovery with the care of their loved ones for more than two decades. This is because we meet each client where they are and guide them to where they want to be. What’s more, we help both individuals and their families heal from addiction. It’s easy to lose sight that… Continue reading Recovery: A Family Program Helps You Heal

Recovery Benefits from Healthy Sleeping Habits

People who spend years in the throes of addiction are usually malnourished physically, mentally, and spiritually by the time they seek treatment. Long-term drug and alcohol use takes a terrible toll on the human body; part of the recovery process is healing from the damage. Fortunately, the human mind and body have a remarkable ability… Continue reading Recovery Benefits from Healthy Sleeping Habits

Recovery “Get Well” Jobs

When a person seeks addiction treatment, they learn that their life will be vastly different than it was before. Several changes will be required if one hopes to achieve long-term recovery from addiction and co-occurring mental illnesses. Attending meetings, working with a sponsor, practicing abstinence, being accountable, and becoming more responsible are all part of… Continue reading Recovery “Get Well” Jobs

Addiction Recovery: Our Vision for You in 2020

Men and women who find themselves unable to stop using drugs or alcohol can significantly benefit from seeking professional assistance. Addiction is one of the most severe public health crises in America. While effective treatments exist and addiction recovery is possible, reaching out for help is challenging for most people. With the New Year underway,… Continue reading Addiction Recovery: Our Vision for You in 2020

Recovery-Focused Christmas 2019

Christmas is now six days from today; have you started making plans for your holiday in recovery? If not, then please begin your preparations today; you do not want to find yourself in a situation that can cancel out all the hard work you’ve put in thus far. At Pacific Shores, we realize that not… Continue reading Recovery-Focused Christmas 2019

Recovery Meetings are Essential to Progress

With Thanksgiving behind us now, people in recovery can start thinking about the plans for the December—another potentially problematic month. If you managed to avoid relapse over the recent holiday, then you have achieved a significant milestone. You probably stuck to your program routine and stayed close to your support network by attending meetings and… Continue reading Recovery Meetings are Essential to Progress

Recovery During Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us once again. Hopefully, you’ve experienced maintaining recovery during these challenging times. It’s not a secret that Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve can derail a person’s program. However, it’s possible to see the other side of the end of the year — without picking… Continue reading Recovery During Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season

PTSD and SUD Among Veterans: Recovery

Most people who’ve had struggles with drug and alcohol addiction have some form of a traumatic event in their history. It’s common, trauma and substance use disorder (SUD); people will use drugs and alcohol to cope with their symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Those symptoms can include depression, nightmares, sadness, guilt, anger, denial, or… Continue reading PTSD and SUD Among Veterans: Recovery

Depression: Co-Occurring Mental Illness

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is behind us, but the effort to educate Americans about mental health continues. October is National Depression Education and Awareness Month. While we do not treat depression exclusively at Pacific Shores Recovery, many of our clients contend with co-occurring depressive disorders. Depression and addiction go hand in hand quite often.… Continue reading Depression: Co-Occurring Mental Illness

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2019

The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). The observance was established in 1990 by the U.S. Congress in recognition of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) efforts to educate and increase public awareness about mental health disorders. Much like Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI encourages Americans to help people… Continue reading Mental Illness Awareness Week 2019