10 Inspiring Quotes for Addicts and Those Who Love Them

Love & Addiction Quotes on Understanding Addiction  Sometimes when things are hard, a few small words can help get you and your loved one get through a difficult day. Whether or not the author knew these quotes would be applied to addiction and love, their wise words carry insight for those struggling. If you [...]

By |2020-09-01T01:49:33+00:00September 1st, 2020|Addiction, Inspirational, Recovery, Relationships, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Short-Term & Long-Term Effects of Alcohol on the Body & Brain

Although legal, overindulging in alcoholic beverages can come with some very serious consequences. In fact, the long-term effects of alcohol can be fatal for some. In 2017 alone a recorded 22,246 people died from alcoholic liver disease and 35,823 more passed away in alcohol-induced deaths. Another 10,874 deaths from alcohol-impaired auto accidents occurred in [...]

By |2020-07-20T18:40:18+00:00July 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Alcohol a Depressant and How Does it Affect your Brain?

In line with common knowledge, alcohol is considered to be a depressant. However, this doesn't explain the whole story. You may wonder why alcohol is categorized as a depressant since many experience a buzz and feelings of excitement, energy and even aggression when drinking. Although it is a depressant, alcohol also shares some properties [...]

By |2020-06-24T01:18:22+00:00June 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

IOP Overview with Brandy Corder – Clinical Program Director

At the new Liberty Ranch Rehabilitation Center, one young lady’s journey to sobriety began with a can of Diet Mountain Dew.  The rehab center opened in April 2017, offering an IOP program to individuals suffering from addiction.  IOP is an acronym for “Intensive Outpatient Program.”  At Liberty Ranch that means 30 days of rigorous [...]

By |2020-04-02T20:18:19+00:00February 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Signs and Symptoms of Substance Abuse

One of the most difficult things to do in recovery, and the first important hurdle, is to admit that there is a problem.  No one likes to think that they may be an addict.  There’s a stigma attached.  Addiction is the homeless man living under the bridge, we think.  Addiction is an affliction of [...]

By |2020-04-02T20:18:19+00:00May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rebuilding Trust in Recovery

Trust was shared from birth, nurtured and enjoyed throughout childhood. A bond so strong that even in the depths of addiction I tried to find. Then, the final realization that it had been destroyed by a disease. I was constantly trying to protect myself from my son's addiction. He was aware of this and manipulated [...]

By |2020-04-02T20:18:19+00:00June 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

14 Drug Addiction Warning Signs

Drug abusers often try to conceal their symptoms and downplay their problem. If you’re worried that a friend or family member might be abusing drugs, look for the following warning signs: Physical Warning Signs of Drug Abuse Bloodshot eyes, pupils larger or smaller than usual Changes in appetite or sleep patterns. Sudden weight loss or [...]

By |2020-04-02T20:18:19+00:00April 21st, 2014|Addiction, Uncategorized|0 Comments