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8 Tips to Navigating a Sober Summer

Summer brings with it an air of celebration, filled with pool parties, family reunions, weddings, and holiday gatherings. While these occasions are inherently joyful, they often come with an abundance of alcohol, which can be challenging for those dedicated to maintaining sobriety. As a rehab center committed to your long-term recovery, we want to ensure you enjoy every sunny day Read more...
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Dating Safely and Wisely After Rehab

After the transformative journey through rehabilitation, re-entering the dating scene can be a pivotal and challenging aspect of one’s social life. Recovery not only demands continuous self-care and awareness but also the need to manage new and old relationships in a way that supports your sobriety. For those ready to explore romantic relationships after rehab, understanding the dos and don’ts Read more...
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Reflecting on Your Drinking Habits This Alcohol Awareness Month

April marks Alcohol Awareness Month, an essential initiative aimed at increasing awareness about alcohol addiction, dispelling associated stigmas, and illuminating the path to effective recovery. This month, we encourage individuals to examine their drinking patterns critically and consider the impact on their personal health and relationships. Recognizing the signs of a drinking problem is the first step in making a Read more...
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Ways to Boost Your Recovery and Avoid Relapse

Recovery is not one simple process involving only abstinence from addictive substances. Rather it is a combination of different factors that come together to form a healthier lifestyle where addiction has no room to grow. Fostering long-term recovery requires working on a variety of different areas of self-care to improve your confidence and general wellbeing to avoid relapse. Taking small Read more...
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Common Places Alcoholics May Conceal Their Alcohol

At Riverwalk Ranch, we recognize that individuals struggling with an Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) often find ingenious ways to conceal their alcohol, driven by the need to hide their addiction from friends, family, and colleagues. Understanding these hiding spots is crucial for those seeking to provide support. Here, we discuss common places where individuals might hide alcohol, reflecting the lengths Read more...
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How Individuals Fund Their Drug Use

At Riverwalk Ranch, we acknowledge the harsh realities faced by individuals grappling with substance addiction, including the lengths they go to fund their addiction. Understanding these behaviors not only sheds light on the severity of addiction but also highlights the urgent need for compassionate intervention and support. This article explores the various methods individuals may use to finance their drug Read more...
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Supporting Pregnant Women Facing Substance Misuse

At Riverwalk Ranch, we understand that pregnancy is a crucial time that demands utmost care and support—especially for women grappling with substance misuse. Judging, shaming, and stigmatizing not only fail to promote recovery but also intensify the challenges faced by these vulnerable women. Our approach is centered on compassion and effective care, tailored to meet the unique needs of pregnant Read more...
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The Power of the 24-Hour Rule in Achieving Long-Term Sobriety

The Power of the 24-Hour Rule in Achieving Long-Term Sobriety At Riverwalk Ranch, we emphasize the importance of the 24-hour rule in the journey toward long-term sobriety. This principle, often encapsulated in the mantra “one day at a time,” is fundamental in recovery programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. It serves as a vital coping strategy for individuals overcoming Read more...
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Understanding Alcohol’s Impact on Your Cardiovascular System

At Riverwalk Ranch, we understand the complexities of alcohol misuse and its profound impact on health, particularly concerning the cardiovascular system. Alcohol can affect the heart in several detrimental ways, whether through occasional heavy use or long-term abuse. Recognizing these effects is crucial for anyone concerned about their heart health and overall well-being. How Alcohol Damages the Cardiovascular System 1. Read more...
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How cell phone use may create a barrier to effective addiction recovery 

We understand it can be difficult for people to part with their cell phones when beginning inpatient addiction treatment. However, our ban on cell phones at Riverwalk Ranch is not without good reasons. Many addiction treatment centers like ours prohibit cell phone use because of how detrimental it can be to successful recovery.  Distraction from Treatment Addiction treatment hinges on Read more...