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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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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...
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We’re Still Providing Addiction Treatment During COVID-19

Addiction and overdose deaths have only increased during the Coronavirus pandemic. That’s why Riverwalk Ranch Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center remains open and committed to helping individuals at risk on the path to recovery. In order to protect those we serve, we are faithfully adhering to health and safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World 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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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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What to Expect in Drug Rehab

Battling substance abuse is no small matter for anyone. If you or a loved one is in need of serious addiction treatment, don’t worry. You’ve come to the right place by reading this article.  Detailed below is everything you need to know about residential addiction treatment programs. These in-house services might be your best bet for getting – and staying Read more...
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What Does Residential Addiction Treatment for Drugs and Alcohol Include?

Drug and alcohol addiction is a serious issue that affects people all over the globe. To combat the negative effects of addiction, people need thorough and ongoing treatment. Whether you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, there are some things you can do to get help and work toward living a sober life. Residential addiction treatment is an effective way to Read more...
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How to choose the Best Drug Rehab Center

As you come to realize you, or someone close to you has a problem with drugs or alcohol, you will need to know how to choose the best drug rehab center. This is a difficult time, but the bright spot in this is that there are many options. How to choose the best drug rehab center involves weighing your specific Read more...
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Heroin Detox: Information on Symptoms, Timeline, and Treatment

Heroin is an illegal and highly addictive opioid. The primary reason heroin is so incredibly dangerous is that heroin detox is prolonged, painful, and extremely uncomfortable. Heroin detoxification often called heroin withdrawal, is the medical process by which the body reacts to the absence of heroin. We can make a distinction between withdrawal and heroin detox from a medical standpoint. Read more...