Recovery Reads

Recovery Reads

We have been down this road before. In the mid-1800s the U.S. as in the grip of an opioid epidemic with striking parallels to our current situation today. With roots in traditional folk medicine, opium was a prevalent and well-known cure for a variety of ailments. Doctors seeking to distinguish their credentials and services promoted opium-derived products like morphine and delivery innovations like the hypodermic syringe. In Inventing the Addict, Zieger tells the story of how the addict, a person…

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New Podcast “The Look Good” delves into the oldest trick in the alcoholic book

New Podcast “The Look Good” delves into the oldest trick in the alcoholic book

Debi’s kind smile and impeccable fashion hide a sad past and incredible strength. How did she make it through trauma, alcoholism and a terrifying bottom? She made sure nobody ever saw her sweat. After treatment and some relapses in early sobriety she’d have to admit she needed to let that carefully crafted Look Good go if she was ever going to be truly free of her addiction. Click below to listen to the full episode.

Roseburg adds new yoga, relaxation and meditation classes in April

Roseburg adds new yoga, relaxation and meditation classes in April

Starting April 20th, Serenity Lane’s Roseburg campus will feature two yoga classes per month on the first and third week of each month. The first class will be on Thursday, the 20th at 5 pm followed by May 5th at 11:30 am. The rotation of classes will be: First Friday of the month at 11:30 am Third Thursdays at 5 pm An instructor will also be presenting once every four months during family programming. For more information call (541) 673-3504 Save

Alumni Dispatch: Service in the Surf

Alumni Dispatch: Service in the Surf

This past weekend some 20 to 25 Serenity Lane alums +  family members and friends hit the beaches to participate in a beach cleanup put on by AAA. Serenity Lane alums combed beaches from Reedsport all the way north to Cannon Beach.  The Roseburg clinic, Eugene clinic , Coburg campus and the Portland office all had representatives.  The weather was great: slightly overcast skies but no wind.  Serenity Lane teams joined as many as 5,000 volunteers from around the state.  They collectively removed over 56,000 pounds…

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Sober St. Patty’s Day

Sober St. Patty’s Day

First it is important to note that St. Patrick’s day is a time to honor the roots of Irish religious beliefs, feast with loved ones and honor the memory of a guy who was neither a canonized saint nor really named Patrick. The whole green beer, kegs and eggs, kiss me I’m Irish thing came later. For those in recovery, this may provide some inspiration when navigating the more modern iterations of the holiday: daydrinking and overdrinking. Here are three things…

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Podcast Episode 3 preview

Podcast Episode 3 preview

Meet Todd and Rollin. Two unlikely friends whose stories show us why the relationships we make in recovery are one of the best gifts of sobriety! We’ll be publishing the new episode, featuring Todd and Rollin’s full stories next week – so stay tuned!