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    The Quality Care Available at Astoria Pointe

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Have you learned something from reading our recent blog posts, which have discussed the therapeutic benefits of nature on recovering addicts and the importance of structured aftercare following an intensive rehab program? To further explore nature’s healing powers and the link between structured living aftercare and relapse prevention, explore these helpful resources. To learn more about the effective rehab programs available at Astoria Pointe and The Rosebriar, call (503) 298-4393.

    • Read about relapse triggers and their potential to grow fierce after a recovering addict believes that the worst temptations are over in this Psychology Today article.
    • Visit for a better understanding of why structured living aftercare may be what you need to break the relapse-rehab cycle.
    • Are you looking to do all you can to help a loved one recover from a drug or alcohol addiction? This article offers some tips that you may find helpful.

    The Truth About Opiate Addiction

    Last updated 2 years ago

    The association many people make with opiate addicts being “junkies” has been falsely ascribed. If you or someone you love struggles with a heroin or other opiate addiction, you know that most opiate users do not laze around all day, simply waiting for their “fix” so that they can lie down again. This video clip helps to explain what makes opiates so addictive in the first place.

    In this video, you will learn about natural opioid receptors that are present in every human. When stimulated by opiates, these receptors motivate users to be productive. As a user becomes dependent on this opioid stimulation, an addiction develops.

    Are you seeking a residential rehabilitation clinic in the Pacific Northwest where you or your loved one can find peace on the road to addiction recovery? If so, Astoria Pointe or The Rosebriar may be the ideal rehab center for you. Call (503) 298-4394 to learn more about our effective drug and alcohol rehab programs.

    Structured Living and Relapse: Taking a Look at this Intimate Relationship

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Once the immediate withdrawal symptoms associated with the discontinuation of drug or alcohol use subside, initial recovery from an addiction can seem relatively easy. It is avoiding relapse once you have completed your rehabilitation program and are back at home with those old triggers that most former addicts agree is the hardest part. To find out how a rehab center that offers continuing aftercare support to its residents can help a recovering addict say no to these triggers, continue reading this article.

    Avoid Isolation

    When you return home from rehab, you may find that you need to distance yourself from some of your old friends in order to maintain sobriety. An oftentimes unavoidable consequence of distancing yourself in this manner is isolation, which is another common relapse trigger. By living in a structured sober environment for several months after your intensive rehabilitation treatment has been completed, you can avoid having to face your relapse triggers until they are almost nonexistent.

    Continue Your Education

    Another way in which structured aftercare can help you refrain from relapse is through the continued education on addiction and recovery that you will receive as part of your structured living plan.

    Stay Busy

    Boredom is one state of mind that far too often leads to relapse. In a structured living environment, you will have neither the time nor the energy to become bored. Whether it be working, hiking, swimming, or just hanging out with friends to whom you can relate, you will always have something to do and your whereabouts will always be accounted for.

    Keep Supportive Company

    Your family and friends at home care about you, and they will understand if you think that a structured living program will provide you with a better aftercare environment than a return home with weekly visits to an AA or NA meeting.

    Are you looking for a reputable alcohol or drug rehabilitation center near Portland that can provide you with a structured sober living environment until long after your initial rehab treatment has been completed? If so, Astoria Pointe may be the ideal place for you to say goodbye to your addiction. For more information about our detox, rehab, and aftercare programs, as well as those provided by our sister facility at The Rosebriar, call Astoria Pointe at (503) 298-4393!

    Nature and the Power to Overcome Addiction

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Addictions develop easily and they have the potential to destroy almost every facet of a person’s life, including physical and psychological health and family relationships. Nature has the unique ability to calm, and can be helpful to those who are looking to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction. If an abuser of drugs or alcohol is looking for the most effective type of addiction treatment available, he or she should seek out a well-reputed rehabilitation center that is situated in a serene natural environment.

    • Stress Relief - Stress permeates the lives of many 21stcentury Americans. The accumulation of this stress can be held to account for the foundations of numerous addictions. When the place where you seek treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction is situated in a forest or on the water, you will feel the stress that has contributed to your long-term substance abuse problem begin to dissipate.
    • Self-Esteem Boost - Nature has the countervailing abilities to both humble a person and raise a person’s self-esteem. The sheer size of some of the trees found in the Pacific Northwest and the crashing of ocean waves cause people to recognize how vast and wonderful the world is. At the same time, nature’s wonders can lead people to understand that they are a part of something that is vast, expansive, and impressive, consequently boosting their sense of self-worth.
    • Empowerment - When combined with the support one receives at a well-run rehab center, exposure to nature can be empowering. It may give you the hope, the desire, and the will to be the person that you want to be, substance free.
    • Health Benefits - The air that one breathes when surrounded by nature is far healthier than the smog-filled air that many of us breathe into our lungs every day in the city. In addition to fresh air, nature provides recovering addicts with countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. These, combined with the eco-therapy that nature provides, can make one feel like, and be, a healthier person.

    Located in Astoria, the oldest settlement on Oregon’s long and beautiful coast, Astoria Pointe is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center that combines the best that both professionals and nature can offer in the way of addiction treatment. To find out more about the natural scenery and outdoor activities that you can enjoy during your stay at Astoria Pointe for men or The Rosebriar for women, call (503) 298-4393!

    Your Brain on Drugs – Hydrocodone (Vicodin)

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Hydrocodone, commonly known as Vicodin (when mixed with acetaminophen) is readily available on most college campuses. This semi-synthetic addictive opioid has beneficial applications when used as prescribed, but it can cause serious harm to the mind and body when used recreationally and for long periods of time.

    Hydrocodone is highly addictive because of the euphoric and mind-numbing effects it has on the user. It is especially dangerous because of the ease with which one can overdose on it. To learn how the drug works to create the euphoric and sedative effects it has on the mind, and to find out why long-term recreational use can cause life-threatening liver failure and even death, watch this brief informational video clip.

    If you or someone you know is addicted to hydrocodone, an effective drug rehab program can provide you with the best opportunity to overcome your addiction. At Astoria Pointe and The Rosebriar in Oregon, our chemical dependency treatment specialists can develop a plan that is personalized to suit your needs. Call (503) 298-4393 to speak with a helpful recovery specialist today.

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