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Staying Sober During Coronavirus

Staying sober during coronavirus is likely a challenge for many people. Several media sources report that alcohol sales have recently skyrocketed, and several sources are reporting an uptick in substance abuse. If you are having difficulty staying sober during coronavirus, The Recovery Ranch continues to welcome clients, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. The caring, professional staff…

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Holistic Strategies for Battling Depression

The standard approach to treating depression includes medications and psychotherapy. However, in some cases, and for reasons doctors and therapists don’t fully understand, these approaches are only partially successful. Complementary approaches including yoga, exercise, nutrition, and supplements for depression may all be added to a holistic treatment plan to help achieve success. Read on to…

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The Co-occurrence of Addiction and Mental Illness: Meeting the Challenge

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a difficult problem for anyone to overcome. But imagine how hard it would be to successfully conquer a substance abuse problem if you were also struggling with a mental health issue. Addiction and mental illness complicate treatment and recovery. A person trying to beat addiction requires all of the…

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What Is Depression?

When people talk about depression, they are often referring to Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). This is one of the most common types of depression, but there are many other types. While the symptoms of each type overlap significantly, the difference pertains to a variety of factors. These factors include such things as severity of symptoms,…

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The Effects of Exercise on Drug or Alcohol Rehab

It’s no secret that exercise benefits the body and the mind. Vigorous exercise improves circulation, strengthens the heart, helps maintain weight, relieves stress, sharpens the mind, and aids in sweating toxins out of the body. Researchers are now exploring how exercise can specifically help those individuals who are enrolled in substance abuse rehabilitation programs. Here…

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