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What Are the Most Common Meth Addiction Treatments?

There are several common meth addiction treatment options available today. Fortunately, substance abuse and recovery programs have become a top priority for the federal government and state governments, which means there is a vast amount of funding for researching and treating substance abuse. If you are looking for a meth addiction treatment program, consider one …

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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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What to Expect in Drug and Alcohol Detox in Tennessee

Seeking help for addiction is an empowering choice, but it can come with uncertainty. Many people wonder what to expect or how their addiction will be approached. The truth is that detoxing from drugs and alcohol can be done in several ways. Treatments vary from client to client and are executed differently between each drug …

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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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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 …

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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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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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Is Alcohol a Drug?

At Recovery Ranch in Tennessee, new clients often ask, “Is alcohol a drug?” If you find yourself drinking more and longer than you planned, you may wonder if you have a drinking problem. Alternately, the thought might not cross your mind because people tend to consider alcohol and drugs two separate categories — because alcohol …

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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 …

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