1st Annual Disc Golf Tournament Soars to Success

1st Annual Disc Golf Tournament Soars to Success

The first annual Serenity Lane Soaring for Sobriety disc golf tournament was a blast! We had so much fun!  37 professional and amateur disc golfers turned out plus a small army of volunteers.  Pictures coming but meantime: some stores from the day and shout outs to those who made it happen. One couple actually flew down from Seattle just to play in the tournament.  Another player, a person who went through Serenity Lane’s Intensive Outpatient program in Portland won 1st…

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Mine!

Mine!

From the series: Tidbits About Addiction and Recovery by Serenity Lane’s director of outpatient services, Nate Mart MBA, NCAC II, CADC III I was on vacation last week and had the opportunity to spend time with my kids. It was fun, exhausting, and needless to say, I’m glad to be home. Spending more time meant I was able to witness more behaviors than usual. My daughter, who is two, kept saying things were “mine.” Everytime my son, who is four, had…

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Your Kids are not Enough

Your Kids are not Enough

Tidbits About Addiction & Recovery By Nathan Mart MBA, NCAC II, CADC III Outpatient Director – Serenity Lane Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers I went to treatment for the first time when I was a senior in college. It was for cocaine, alcohol, and marijuana. I didn’t want to go, nor did I have the intention of staying clean, I went because at the time it sounded like a good idea. My motivation was not getting sober and staying that way;…

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From the archives: The perils of legalized marijuana

From the archives: The perils of legalized marijuana

We’ll be taking a deeper look in the weeks ahead at the current state of marijuana use in Oregon. Meantime, here is a piece we published last summer on the topic. LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA: TREATMENT PROVIDERS EXPECT TROUBLE FOR YEARS TO COME June 10, 2016  Oregon was the first state in the nation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and one of the first to approve the use of cannabis for medical purposes. The voters have spoken again,…

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TGIF Sober People: Memorial Day Edition

TGIF Sober People: Memorial Day Edition

Memorial Day weekend is the official start of summer. People in the Pacific NW rejoice at this wonderful slice of spring/summer (Spummer) that falls between the cold and rain of March-May and the hot and everything’s on fire dog days of July-August. So rejoice! Happy Sprummer to you. For those in early recovery the onslaught of weddings, outdoor events and barbecues this weekend can be overwhelming. Socializing may seem daunting to someone who is newly sober. And there will be…

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Treating the Whole Person

Treating the Whole Person

May is mental health awareness month. Mental illness and addiction often go together. Below our director of clinical services talks about how treating the whole person is an essential part of creating solid, long-lasting recovery.