New to recovery? Our Recovery 101 section includes some great information for getting you up to speed on some of the basics of recovery as a way of life. Take the first step to a better life.

The Addictive Disease

Did you know that since 1955 the American Medical Association has considered alcoholism and drug addiction a disease? Learn about how thinking of addiction as a disease is the cornerstone to successful recovery. More

Total Abstinence

Abstinence means voluntarily going without. In recovery, abstinence means no longer turning to any mood altering substances to help change the way we feel. At The Ranch Mississippi, we believe total abstinence is vital in all recovery work and addictions treatment. More

Criteria for Substance Dependence

Substance dependence is defined as a maladaptive pattern of substance use, leading to clinically significant tolerance, impairment, or distress. At COPAC, we utilize certain criteria for determining substance dependence for alcohol and drug treatment. More


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