The Good News

If you suspect that you or someone you love is suffering from alcoholism, you’re not alone. Estimates suggest that 15 million Americans suffer every day from an addiction to alcohol.  Thousands die every year from alcohol-related liver disease, incidents, and auto accidents. Although alcoholism cannot be cured, the good news is that it can be…

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Music Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction

Many people who are recovering from an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs find themselves suffering from anxiety or depression, especially while receiving treatment in rehab. Although certain anti-anxiety medications are remarkably effective at reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression, they are also, unfortunately, habit-forming. How, then, to treat clients who are suffering from anxiety…

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Healing Pain without Dependence

Every day, millions of Americans struggle with chronic pain and a subsequent dependence on prescription painkillers. Many who suffer from chronic pain receive prescriptions for “safe” drugs from their physicians only to discover they can’t quit taking them when they’d like, thus beginning a dangerous cycle of dependency. The Ranch PA has helped many individuals…

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Anxiety and Alcoholism Go Hand in Hand

As alcohol addiction awareness grows and the surrounding science becomes better studied and more complex, many modern addiction professionals believe that anxiety and alcoholism go hand in hand. Here is why your alcohol treatment program should incorporate dual diagnosis therapy for a surer route to a lifelong recovery. Dual Diagnosis Defined An assessment of Dual…

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Could a Brief Intervention Help Your Loved One?

Watching a loved one struggle with substance abuse engenders feelings of powerlessness, despair, and anxiety. The good news is a brief intervention can build a bridge to a longer, more comprehensive substance rehabilitation program, even for those addicts who initially resist treatment. Here is how brief intervention has become an indispensable part of treatment programs…

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