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How to Work AA Step 4

Working through any 12-step program can be not only life-changing but, more commonly—life-saving. The twelve steps, combined with a supportive treatment environment, can be the catalyst you need to change your life completely. You may already be familiar with steps one through three: admitting that we are powerless and our lives unmanageable, believing in a…

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Is Addiction Recovery a Spiritual Journey?

Addiction Recovery is a Personal Experience  Addiction recovery is an intensely personal experience. The variety of addiction recovery experiences are as diverse as our personalities. However, there are common threads that most recovery journeys share. Recovery is meant to be a transformative process; it must be to be successful.  Addiction recovery is about much more…

Encouraging Change in Addiction Treatment

Encouraging Change in Addiction Treatment

It’s truly a beautiful feeling when we open ourselves up to vulnerability and change, but encouraging change in addiction treatment can be more difficult. It takes courage to actively choose and approach our goals, to seek and accept help for addiction and mental health struggles. But sometimes this isn’t our journey; sometimes we’re watching our…

Addiction treatment - taking the first step

Addiction Treatment: Taking the First Step

Realizing that you need addiction treatment can be an altogether terrifying and confusing reality, although it doesn’t have to be.  Our men’s and women’s inpatient and outpatient treatment services, along with group therapy, family, and alumni programs are ready to provide all needed support on your journey. However, to receive the best these support programs…

In Addiction Treatment and Beyond: We Need Each Other

In Addiction Treatment and Beyond: We Need Each Other

If any good thing has arisen from the collective trauma that we are all experiencing through the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent prevention methods, it is a spotlight on just how much we need each other especially when it comes to addiction treatment and beyond. Throughout the last six months, our ability to adapt to…

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Leadership Tools in Recovery

Leadership tools in recovery involve calling on your strengths to find productive ways to regulate your behavior. Some clients come to Recovery Ranch in Tennessee fully equipped with knowledge of the 12 step therapy program and years of Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous under their belt. However, to get the most out of recovery, you…

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Life Coaching for Recovery

At Recovery Ranch in Tennessee, we help clients with alcohol and drug use disorders go through detox in a safe, structured environment. We also offer numerous programs at our substance abuse treatment center that include life skills coaching for healthy ways to deal with stress and trauma. Learn more about how life coaching for recovery…

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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

At Recovery Ranch in Tennessee, clients sometimes ask, “Is alcohol a depressant?” Alcohol meets the definition of depressant because it suppresses the central nervous system. Slurred speech, disturbed perceptions, unsteady movements, and the inability to think clearly all indicate impairment of the central nervous system. Fortunately, our drug and alcohol detox center can help you…