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Quarantined with an Alcoholic Spouse

Living with an alcoholic spouse is likely a challenge on any day. The quarantine during the coronavirus possibly leads to new challenges when you are quarantined with an alcoholic spouse. The Recovery Ranch staff members recognize that alcohol addiction already has a major impact on the family members of individuals with an alcohol use disorder. Receiving treatment is crucial, …

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Dangers of Designer Drugs: Rogue Chemicals Designed to Cause Damage

Extreme anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, psychosis, death — these are only a few of the hidden dangers of designer drugs. If you haven’t yet used a designer drug, now is not the time to begin. These synthetic party drugs do everything except encourage a good time. In fact, they’re quite dangerous because only the shady chemist …

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What Is the Heroin Addiction Recovery Rate?

The heroin addiction recovery rate is difficult to pin down exactly. In general, much depends upon the type and duration of treatment. Whether the client completes the treatment program for heroin addiction is another weighty factor. Studies have produced mixed results regarding the heroin addiction recovery rate, but some experts feel it may hover around 70 percent or …

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Five Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic: Is Your Loved One Struggling?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Did you know that nearly 20 percent of all alcoholics in America are considered high functioning? In other words, they don’t fit the typical stereotype you may envision when you think of someone who suffers from alcohol use disorder. Rather, a high-functioning alcoholic is typically successful. Signs of a functioning alcoholic may be difficult to notice …

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How Does AA Help? Addiction Recovery for Beginners

How does AA help you recover from addiction? Specifically, AA, an acronym for Alcoholics Anonymous, is an organization created to help people heal from alcohol use disorder. Since its inception in 1935, millions of people have found help and hope through participation in a local AA chapter — even those who suffer other forms of addiction. If you’re struggling …

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The Many Types of Addiction: Not Just Drugs and Alcohol Anymore

Addiction can impact your life in more ways than one. In fact, there are many types of addiction, and not all of them are drug- or alcohol-related. Still, treatment is necessary to break the cycle, regardless of what disorder has you in its grasp. There is still a process and a methodology needed to help you …

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Motivational Interviewing and Addiction: The Impact of Being Heard

Change is hard. Think about the last time you tried to lose weight or quit smoking. Consider those yearly resolutions and how quickly they fall by the wayside, victims of procrastination. Things that we do by habit, even simple tasks such as reading in bed or drinking coffee in the morning, happen from years of …

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Meth Effects on Teeth: Regain Your Smile By Seeking Treatment for Addiction

Methamphetamine, or meth, is a highly acidic stimulant that causes a host of problems for the person taking it. High on the list is damage to teeth and gums. Several factors combine to create havoc inside the mouth of someone who struggles with a substance use disorder involving meth. Meth effects on teeth can be …

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Dangers of Substance Abuse: Three Reasons to Seek Treatment Today

The dangers of substance abuse go further than just the threat of becoming addicted. Using chemical substances in ways other than they were intended to be used can make you sick. It can affect every area of your life, from your physical health to the lives of your spouse, children, and other loved ones. When …

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Crack Vs. Cocaine: Is One Less Harmful Than the Other?

Crack vs. cocaine, which is harder for you? Unfortunately, both are equally harmful. Crack is simply a form of cocaine, and there’s no real pharmacological difference between the two except for appearance and the way users take the drug. People inject, swallow, or snort powder cocaine, and they smoke crack. There is a difference, however, in how …

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