Addiction Treatment

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Why Does the Weather Affect Addiction?

Recovery Ranch PA’s addiction treatment programs in Pennsylvania are designed to consider all facets of a person’s life that could influence their recovery journey. One often overlooked factor is the weather. The question arises: How does weather impact addiction? Weather patterns may affect not only addiction but also other mental health issues like depression or […]

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SAD and Addiction

At Recovery Ranch PA, we understand the complexities of addiction and the numerous factors that can contribute to its onset. One such factor often overlooked is seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Our addiction treatment programs are designed to address the addiction itself and co-occurring conditions like SAD, which can exacerbate the struggle with addiction. Contact our

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How Are Anxiety and Addiction Linked?

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions Americans experience today. It’s no surprise that anxiety and addiction often overlap. Untreated anxiety can be a root cause of substance abuse. Addiction can lead to increased anxiety. No matter which issue comes first, it is essential to address anxiety and addiction together. Failing to

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Moral Inventory Examples

In substance abuse treatment, many clients benefit from peer support. This can come in therapy or another group model like a 12-step program. Peer support gives clients accountability, helpful feedback, and a sense of community. The 12-step model, in particular, offers the benefit of a framework for completing a moral inventory. This refers to a

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Moral Inventory and Recovery

If you or a loved one is considering beginning the journey toward freedom from substance abuse, know that this choice is commendable. While the road to recovery is never easy, great resources exist to help. Among the many great offerings available are 12-step programs, which link various self-reflective and transformative processes—such as doing a moral

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What Are Defects of Character?

One of the most potent aspects of recovery from substance abuse is self-reflection. The 12-step program model includes self-reflection and has served countless individuals on the journey of addiction recovery since the 1930s. This model is effective because it helps participants identify defects of character or unhelpful coping mechanisms.If you’d like to learn more about

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Depersonalization and Addiction

Most people feel disconnected from themselves or their everyday lives from time to time. But if such feelings are persistent and intrusive, they can cause substantial harm to relationships, work life, and daily functioning. Moreover, these states can have a powerful and destructive relationship with substance abuse. If you or a loved one is struggling

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