A woman suffering from postpartum depression and alcohol addiction.

Postpartum Depression and Alcoholism

Making the decision to live a sober life takes courage and strength. The disease of addiction can be an all-consuming disorder, causing you to act out of character and neglect the things most important in your life. Having to overcome its grip can be one of the hardest things you ever accomplish, but dealing with […]

How to Help Your Loved One Avoid Sugar During the Holidays

The holidays are full of memorable moments, family fun and sweet sugary temptations. Trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle during a joyous time of year can sometimes prove more difficult than expected. After all, most get-togethers and events during the holidays are centered around communal meals, and a majority of those meals offer everything from […]

Dangers of Heroin Laced with Fentanyl

Struggling with a heroin addiction is difficult on a number of levels. The toll that long-term opioid abuse can have on a person’s vital organs is well documented. From debilitating heart infections to the potential of total respiratory failure, living with a heroin addiction is akin to playing a non-stop game of Russian roulette. Add […]

Healthy Foods Your Loved One Should Eat in Recovery

When a person begins their recovery journey, so much emphasis is placed upon their sobriety that other areas of their life may become neglected. In particular, rebuilding and replenishing their physical wellbeing is essential to not only reestablishing their health, but to also maintaining their sobriety and ensuring their rehab is physically and emotionally sustainable. […]

Are You Codependent on Your Addicted Loved One?

Wanting your loved one to overcome their addiction is understandable. You have seen them through good times and bad, knowing they have the potential to achieve great things when they are properly motivated and focused. But can your love and support become toxic? It seems ridiculous to contemplate this thought, but there are times when […]

What is Spiritual Growth Therapy?

Being able to overcome your addiction and achieve sustained sobriety is more than just avoiding substance use. It requires wholesale lifestyle change that is driven by the desire to conquer your substance use disorder while attaining a healthier lifestyle and greater sense of purpose. That’s why the journey to recovery involves both a physical challenge […]

How Amino Acids Boost Your Nutrition and Diet

We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” But what is the reality of this statement? Can the substances we put into our body really impact our health and happiness? Anyone who has struggled with addiction knows first-hand how powerful alcohol and drugs can be when ingested into the body. But what about […]

Non-Opioid Alternatives to Physical Pain

Recovering from addiction is not a singular moment in time. It is a process that continues long after you achieve sobriety. Like any disease, addiction can reoccur at any time, so taking the necessary steps to avoid your addiction triggers and unnecessary temptations is key to maintaining your recovery and avoiding a relapse. Where the […]

Can My Loved One Detox at Ranch Creek Recovery?

Beginning the recovery journey is an amazing accomplishment. It signifies that your loved one has summoned the strength to face their substance use disorder and begin taking the necessary steps to get clean and begin establishing long-term sobriety. But, for many people struggling with addiction, the beginning of their rehabilitation can often be the most […]

Why is Caffeine Bad in Addiction Recovery?

Recovering from addiction can be tricky to navigate. Obviously, your focus is on avoiding relapse by maintaining your sobriety through improved behaviors and decision-making. Attending addiction therapy and community-based support groups are common ways to improve your social network by avoiding negative people and places that trigger your substance use. But, as in all cases, […]

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