Woman working aa step 4 in addiction treatment

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…

couple who is quarantined with an alcoholic spouse

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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The Challenges of the First Year Sober

If you have relied on alcohol or drugs for any length of time to escape from reality or to relieve bad feelings, learning to live sober can be very challenging. The intense symptoms of withdrawal from substance use disorder are only the beginning. Although you may wish you could just get through detox and then…