A business man sitting and wondering if he needs to go to Alcoholics Anonymous.

Top Benefits of Joining Alcoholics Anonymous

How many times have you felt hopeless, lost or defeated? Like a person wandering the desert with no specific course and a dwindling water supply. As an alcoholic, you want to move toward sobriety, but temptations always seem to set you back no matter how hard you try to fight the cravings. Living with an […]

A business man talking with a woman about outpatient treatment.

How to Help a Loved One During Outpatient Treatment

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can make you feel powerless and incredibly desperate. You frantically search – day in and day out – for a direction on how best to proceed with support. Should you confront them directly? Let them work through their battle on their own? Offer them monetary assistance? Should you […]

A woman shares her feelings about alcoholism with her loved one.

How to Live with a Recovering Alcoholic

You may have had sleepless nights thinking about the pain your loved one is going through with their alcoholism. It may have been difficult for you to accept and a challenge to find out what you should do next. While it may feel like there’s nothing you can do, the truth is your love and […]

A business man is distraught and struggling with his meth addiction and its effects.

The Effects of Meth on the Body

Your first fix of meth starts with a deep inhale. You hold your breath for a second and allow the moment to fully sink in. Then it hits you like a bolt of lightning. You can feel your heart beat soar and blood coursing through your veins. This state of mental instability has started to […]

A man standing at an outlook point and wondering if outpatient addiction treatment is right for him.

What to Expect from Outpatient Therapy

Your drug or alcohol use has never landed you on rock bottom. More days than not, you feel like you’re in control of your life because your career is on track, your family is cared and provided for, and you consistently achieve all of your daily obligations. Life is seemingly going well. Lately though, you’ve […]

A business man focusing on finding purpose after addiction.

How to Find Purpose Again After Alcohol Addiction

It’s never been a question of if you will achieve your goals, but how far you will exceed them. Your drive and tenacity has always been your trademark – something that defined you – but was still never able to make you whole. Perhaps you turned to alcohol to fill this void, and for a […]

A business man sitting atop a flight of stairs with his head in his hands thinking about how meth is affecting his family.

How Meth Addiction Affects the Family

Addictions never exist in a vacuum. The choice of one individual to abuse a drug always produces devastating consequences. It doesn’t take long for the ramifications of one’s addiction to pry into the innocent, unassuming lives of friends and loved ones. As families of meth addicts quickly become aware of, their loved one’s twisted reality […]

Woman talking about her addiction in an outpatient program group therapy session.

The Benefits of Outpatient Rehab Treatment

When researching rehab treatment programs, one decision you’ll face is the type of program you’ll choose. The most common form of treatment is residential treatment where you spend up 90 days away from home to overcome your addiction. But what if you have kids or other family members to take care of? What if there’s […]

A business man sitting by the ocean thinks about his decision to enter a non-12-step rehab in California.

Choosing a Rehab: Why Ranch Creek Recovery

This is the third and final post in our three-part series on choosing a rehab facility. This article discusses how Ranch Creek Recovery, a non-12-step rehab in California, delivers life-altering addiction recovery through comprehensive, holistic treatment. Catch up on our first post discussing the benefits of out-of-state rehabs and second post discussing why Murrieta, California […]

A business man sitting outside thinking about cocaine addiction signs.

4 Cocaine Addiction Warning Signs to Look Out For

On an unassuming night, your life intersected with cocaine and you decided to give it a try. That first bump proved more intoxicating than anything you’ve ever experienced. That one bump led to many, however, and before you knew it, your life became consumed with the substance. Like stepping into quicksand, you thought you were […]

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