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May 19, 2021

Alcoholic Nose: Can Alcohol Affect the Appearance of the Nose?

Classic Hollywood cartoons and comedy bits often call upon the jolly alcoholic character to lighten the mood or provide comic relief. In an attempt to make light of a serious condition, this…

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May 11, 2021

Heroin Overdose: The Dangers of Heroin

Heroin is a highly addictive and dangerous illegal drug that has impacted communities for decades.…

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April 29, 2021

How Human Connection Guides Our Lives: An Interview with Serenity Lane CEO Pete Kerns

Former Eugene Police Chief Pete Kerns says his dad, Tom, was orphaned by alcoholism. That inspired…

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April 14, 2021

Heroin Withdrawals

Heroin is a powerfully addictive opioid drug that can affect every single aspect of a person’s…

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March 17, 2021

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

John is a college student, and by all accounts a responsible young man. The Friday night after…

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March 12, 2021

Stopping Continued Meth Use in Oregon

No matter where you turn in Oregon, you are not far from methamphetamine or a person battling a…

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March 2, 2021

Where Does Heroin Come From?

Heroin in the modern age is solely used as an illicit narcotic substance, but this wasn’t always…

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February 8, 2021

Substance Use Among The LGBTQ Population in Oregon

From an early age, you felt different. Through the confusion was birthed a new awareness of being…

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January 22, 2021

Withdrawing From Adderall: What To Expect From the Process and Symptoms

I’ll just use it once more to get through this next study session.  It can’t hurt to just take…

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December 23, 2020

Self Medication in the Hospitality Industry

Self-Medication in the Hospitality Industry: Restaurant Workers Bartenders Are People Too On any…

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November 24, 2020

Cold Turkey: Quitting Drinking, Alcohol Withdrawal, and What Happens When You Quit Drinking Cold Turkey

John Lennon sang about the negative effects of substance withdrawal in his 1969 song “Cold…

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November 24, 2020

Do You Have a Drinking Problem? Alcohol Use Disorder and You

It seems to be a common notion that there are only two types of people: alcoholics and…

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November 4, 2020

Side Effects of Meth

Methamphetamine is an extremely potent and addictive stimulant drug. It is commonly referred to as…

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November 3, 2020

Crystal Meth Withdrawal

Methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth,” is a type of highly addictive stimulant drug…

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October 9, 2020

Cocaine Overdose: Symptoms, Stats, & Seeking Help

If you or someone you know is experiencing a cocaine overdose, please call 911. Using excessive…

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October 9, 2020

How To Identify Cocaine and a Cocaine Addiction

Tony Montana once said “say hello to my little friend” and while we know he wasn’t actually…

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October 7, 2020

Mixing Cocaine With Alcohol

Cocaine is Dangerous – Adding Alcohol Can Be Deadly Due to the socially stimulating nature of…

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September 8, 2020

Buprenorphine is Potentially a New Gold Standard for Opioid Use Disorder

By Dr. Eric Geisler, Serenity Lane In the struggle to help patients recover from opioid addiction,…

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September 8, 2020


All of our offices are OPEN today. At this time, groups are continuing as expected. Air quality…

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August 28, 2020

DUI Conviction Can Be a Road to Recovery

I am 10 months fully sober after 2-½ years of on again/ off again attempts to remove alcohol from…

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May 27, 2020

Benefits of Extended Care

Chronic Relapse & How Extended Care Can HelpIt has been a hell of a week. When I struggle, I…

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May 27, 2020

Chronic Relapse & How Extended Care Can Help

It has been a hell of a week. When I struggle, I reeeaaaally struggle. Things tend to go so bad so…

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May 26, 2020

Supporting Employees During Reopening

Reopening? Take Care of your Staff and Yourself By Dr. Joel Breen, psychiatrist, Serenity Lane…

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April 23, 2020

Coping With Anxiety in a Pandemic

Written by Dr. Joel Breen is Serenity Lane’s Psychiatrist at our residential facility in…

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April 8, 2020

Treatment During COVID-19

Serenity Lane is OPEN for detox and admits at our Coburg facility and are employing stringent…

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