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Alcohol Abuse and Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky gut syndrome is an unofficial term used to describe a collection of symptoms that center on damage in the lining of the large intestine. This damage gives undigested food particles and toxins access to the bloodstream by producing minute gaps in the intestinal wall. There is controversy regarding some of the purported effects of leaky …

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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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Common Types of Alcohol Abused

Many people who suffer from an alcohol use disorder have an alcoholic beverage of choice. People choose specific drinks for many reasons but the common types of alcohol abused are not clear cut. At Recovery Ranch in Tennessee, we believe that knowledge can empower our current and future clients. This article discusses the alcohol content …

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What’s the Difference Between an Alcoholic and a Functioning Alcoholic?

Popular culture has helped shape an image of the “classic alcoholic” in people’s minds. Usually, we imagine an alcoholic as a middle-aged man who looks a bit disheveled and staggers in and out of bars all day and all night. He is so easy to recognize because he makes no effort to hide his drunken …

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Common Characteristics of Children of Alcoholics

There are an estimated 18 million children of alcoholic parents in the United States. More than 10% of those children are under the age of 18. And, per the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA), every second of every hour, two more babies are born to addicted parents. Read on to learn more about …

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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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Does Substance Abuse Cause Depression?

Does substance abuse cause depression, or does depression cause substance abuse? A study involving laboratory animals suggests that substance abuse could cause mood disorders, such as depression. Previous research indicates that the converse could be true — i.e., that mood disorders cause substance abuse. No matter what, The Ranch TN has the programs and treatments …

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Why Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling?

When we have patients come into our facility at The Ranch, we want to encourage open conversations about substance use disorders. Part of this starts with asking and answering those commonly asked questions. For instance, we often hear, why do I need alcohol abuse counseling, from patients who are entering treatment. Also, some patients may …

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