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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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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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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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An Overview of the Most Addictive Drugs

Addiction is a brain disorder considered by the compulsion to keep looking for substance in spite of harmful consequences. When individuals routinely misuse drugs, they undergo changes in the brain that influence their self-control and their internal reward system. Some medicines are more addictive than others and can determine people to give up just all that’s effective to them so 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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Careers Of The Highly-Addicted

As per the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 9 % of American workers indulge in alcohol and drug abuse. Substance abuse is directly linked with disturbed productivity and increased rates of illness.  Studies show that a higher number of men get into misuse of drugs than women; younger adults indulge in drug abuse a lot more 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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Social Isolation and Addiction

Throughout the United States, drug abuse and addiction are serious issues. In fact, they cost the American people over $740 billion each year in terms of crime, health care, and lost productivity. Do you have a loved one who’s struggling with addiction? If so, you may have noticed that they’ve become more isolated recently. There’s a strong link between social Read more...
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Overcoming Challenges in Early Recovery

It’s no secret that the earliest stages of recovery can sometimes be the toughest. Once you’ve decided to put the bottle down, you’re forced to face all the emotions and issues that you previously dealt with by “self-medicating” yourself with alcohol and drugs.  Struggling to face these issues head-on, many people end up relapsing in these early phases.  But not 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...