Entries by Shelly Tichelaar

Alternative Approaches to Addiction: Top Trends in Holistic Therapy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Holistic medicine has been gaining popularity across the U.S. and worldwide in recent decades. Holistic options are used more frequently by people everyday to promote relaxation, treat medical problems, and counsel people with mental disorders. Increasingly, addition treatment centers are adopting holistic methodologies to treat drug and alcohol abuse. Some of the most popular therapies […]

Getting Familiar with the Language of Addiction Treatment

Seeking drug addiction treatment means confronting a whole new world of terminology. Learning the language of treatment and recovery will help you better understand the process and put you in control. Here are some of the terms you are likely to encounter during addiction treatment: Addiction The World Health Organization defines addiction as the repeated […]

Drug Abuse, Neurotransmitters, and the Loss of Happiness

Why is it so difficult to give up drugs, even when using them is destroying your relationships, career, health, and finances? Many people dealing with addiction blame themselves for lacking willpower, but the answer is much more complex than that. Drugs actually alter the way the brain works, making addiction very powerful. At Ranch Creek […]

Click On These Links To Learn More About Relapse Prevention And Dual Diagnoses

Ranch Creek Recovery offers more than specialized addiction treatment; we offer a second chance at a normal life. Contact us at (951) 795-4326 to learn how we’ve changed the lives of others. You can also learn more about the importance of effective addiction treatment by browsing these addiction-related resources: This article from The Huffington Post […]

Understanding Dual Diagnosis and the Self-Medication Theory

Complex mental health problems are difficult to detect and impossible to treat without professional help. That’s why it’s important to become more familiar with common mental health problems. Learning the basics of mental illness and drug abuse will help you guide your loved ones to treatment. This overview of dual diagnosis and the self-medication theory […]

Examining the Impacts of Opiates on the Brain

Opiates are extremely addictive substances that can have a lasting impact on your brain chemistry. This video from HBO can help you achieve a better understanding of how opiates affect the brain. The video starts with an explanation of how opiates change your brain’s natural chemistry. Though opiates are powerful pain relievers, those who take […]