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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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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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Reasons to Travel Out of Town for Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment centers are available nationwide, so it’s likely that there are suitable rehab facilities nearby. Despite that, many people choose to travel out of town for addiction treatment instead of opting for a convenient option nearby. The drive to get a fresh start in a new place can be very motivating in the journey toward long-term recovery. These are Read more...
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Common Triggers of Substance Abuse Relapse

Even after recovery, people can relapse for all kinds of reasons. Trigger avoidance is often a part of relapse prevention, but some triggers are difficult to avoid altogether. Sometimes it is something as simple as spending time with people with whom you used to use drugs. Major times of stress that are out of your control like job loss or Read more...
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A Family’s Place in Recovery

If you have a loved one that is suffering from addiction, then you know that they are not the only ones who suffer. Addiction affects family and friends just as much as the addict. The person who is struggling with addiction must have the support of loved ones if they want their recovery to be successful. Recovery will be a Read more...
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Everything You Should Know About Opioid Antagonists

Opioid antagonists are known for their ability to reverse the effects of opioid receptors. They are called receptor antagonists that block the receptors released from opioid intake, preventing the impact of opioids and endorphins on your brain. They are deemed useful in the treatment of opioid overdose and abuse. However, opioid antagonists are reported to produce enhanced analgesia of opioid Read more...
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The Benefits of 12-Steps Programs In Addiction Recovery

What Is A 12-Step Program? Somewhere in the 1930s, there was a man by the name Bill W. He was seeking withdrawal help from his severe alcohol dependency problem. After he became a member of the fellowship, he was able to achieve sobriety. However, there was another alcohol addict by the name of Dr. Bob S., who was not able Read more...
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Family Boundaries Over the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to celebrate and spend time with loved ones and family. Sometimes, this time of year can bring added stress and make dealing with people a lot more stressful. If you’re planning to spend some time with your family this holiday season, it’s crucial to know how important setting boundaries with family can be, especially Read more...