Opiate Detox in San Diego

Private and Safe Opiate Detox in San Diego

Heroin addiction has taken your life away from you—robbed you blind.  No longer do you feel like a member of society at large.  Instead, the insidious nature of opiate addiction has reduced your world to the never-ending cycle of obsessing over the drug, seeking the drug, securing the drug, and using the drug—while committing all […]

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Features That the Most Successful Rehab Programs Have in Common

Successful rehab programs have certain common traits: practices and techniques that directly and positively promote a positive outcome.  Surprisingly, these effective program elements are not dependent on a price tag, as they can be found in rehab programs of in a wide range of price points.  Becoming aware of these features aids in the process […]

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Is Drug Rehab covered by insurance?

In Many Cases Insurance Covers Much of the Cost of Drug Rehab Let’s face it…Insurance companies exist to make a profit.  In recent years—prodded by the passage of important laws governing how benefits are provided for addiction and mental health disorders—major insurance companies have begun to cover at least some of the costs related to […]

12 step alternative treatment

Holistic Approach is the Leading 12-Step Alternative Treatment

12-Step Programs Are Not a Good Fit For Everyone Imagine trying to navigate the day in ill-fitting shoes.  No doubt feelings of annoyance and discomfort would accompany every single step, right?  Now imagine how disheartening it would be if you have been led to believe that this is your only option for shoes in which […]

families of addicts how to deal

Families of Addicts: How to Deal and Get Help

6 Tips to Help Family Members Cope with the Stresses of Addiction The oft-used phrase, that addiction is a family disease, is absolutely true.  Drug and alcohol addictions do not develop in a vacuum.  Addicts are sons and daughters, they are husbands and wives, and they are sisters and brothers.  When a family member is […]

alcoholic relapse after long term sobriety

Dealing with Alcoholic Relapse After Long-term Sobriety

You have diligently—and with great fervor—embraced a sober life, notching many years on your recovery journey while dedicating your new life to remaining sober.  You may have logged a thousand A.A. meetings.  You may have achieved the fourth level of the SMART Recovery model.  You may even be a sponsor or mentor to those new […]

Psychology Today Solutions in Recovery

Ranch Creek Recovery Featured in Psychology Today Magazine

Ranch Creek Recovery, a premier California inpatient, residential, and outpatient addiction and dual diagnosis treatment program, is featured in Psychology Today’s Magazine Solutions in Recovery 2017 treatment center guide. Ranch Creek Recovery is nestled among the rolling hills in Southern California on a private estate providing highly individualized drug and alcohol treatment to those who […]

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Why Holistic Addiction Treatment is Powerful for a Lasting Recovery

People don’t just become addicts for no reason. Underlying co-occurring conditions, such as depression or anxiety, can fuel a substance use disorder, as can deep-seated emotional pain or traumatic events. Drug and alcohol addiction is often a response to persistent feelings of not feeling valued as a human being, or sense of having no direction […]

Relapse Prevention Groups in Treatment

Relapse Prevention Groups in Treatment

How Relapse Prevention Groups in Treatment Can Prepare for Life after Recovery The decision to get clean and sober was not an easy one. In some ways, severing ties with your drug of choice is akin to breaking up with a lover. Even if that lover is not good for you and your relationship is […]

Heroin Withdrawal

What Helps with Heroin Withdrawal?

Level of Dependency Dictates Severity of  Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms Although there are different routes an individual may have taken to get there, once addicted to heroin the risk to life is homologous.  There is no difference in the deadly effects to the user who got there due to legitimately prescribed pain medications that turned into […]