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Eco-Therapy: The Importance of Nature and Recovering from Addiction

Overcoming Substance Addiction Recovering from addiction is a journey that doesn’t end once you’ve reached sobriety. Every day requires a conscious and unconscious habit of maintaining healthy coping measures. The first step to recovering from addiction starts with the beginning to try, but even with this resolve, the American Addiction

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Covid 19 and Addiction

COVID-19 and Addiction a Deadly Combination

COVID-19 is causing havoc everywhere, but if you have an addiction or you love someone who does, this is a really scary situation. Here is why. No sugarcoating: Addicts who get COVID-19 are at greater risk for complications and death. As stated in an article by the National Institute on

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Kindness And Recovery

“The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of

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Private Addiction Treatment Good or Bad

Are Private Addiction Treatment Centres Good or Bad?

As the director of business operations at Top of the World Ranch, I have wanted to address the question, “are private addiction treatment centres good or bad?” for quite some time. One of my responsibilities here is to help market our private addictions treatment centre.  This is easy to do

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Recovery Resolutions - Top of the World Ranch

How to Keep Your Recovery Resolutions in 2020

It is the middle of January already!  And how are your recovery resolutions holding up?  We read a lot about how most people have already given up on their good intentions a.k.a. resolutions by the middle of January.  So, we think now is a good time to revisit this whole

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Addiction and loss

Addiction, Love, Loss & Change

Hello blog readers, As many of you may already know, addiction, love, loss, and change seem to travel closely with one another. I know that many of you former Ranchers, maybe even new people just reading this blog, will be saddened to hear that Vern, my black Labrador Retriever, passed away

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What is Detox?

What You Need to Know about Detoxing

What is Detoxing? What is detox? Many individuals coming to treatment need to detox prior to attending treatment. Quite simply, it may be because they are unable to stop using in any manner unless they are in a structured environment. Treatment Centres (ours is no exception) require individuals to be

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Natural Anxiety Aid

7 Natural Ways to Aid Recovery and Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety and depression are the bad buddies of addiction. In recovery, we look for healthy ways to reduce anxiety and build resilience, without turning to false solutions like alcohol and drugs. Getting sober and living well in recovery means finding true solutions and making good choices every day.   Take

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Assertive Communication

Assertive Communication How to Communicate to Heal, Not Hurt: Part 4  Finally, the best is last in our blog series.  Assertive communication in addiction!  There is a healthy way to communicate that can improve relationships and situations at home, at work, and everywhere.  No method can guarantee success, but this

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