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Setting Healthy Boundaries For The Holidays

“A boundary is a limit or space between you and the other person; a clear place where you begin and the other person ends . . . The purpose of setting a healthy boundary is, of course, to protect and take good care of you” (n.d.). As the holidays approach,

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Finding Sobriety: Meet Erica Hoodicoff

*TW: The contents within this post discuss sensitive topics*  “After living within the confines of addiction for well over a decade, I understand firsthand the disease of addiction and the many ways it manifests itself within your mind, body and spirit. As a young child I suffered with severe depression and

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Maintaining Recovery With Steve Norton

Every day in recovery requires a conscious and unconscious habit of maintaining healthy recovery measures in a supportive environment. Steve, a graduate from Top of The World Ranch, is an after-care expert in aiding your recovery. From facilitating recovery planning, men’s group, and mindfulness programming, upon exiting the Ranch Steve ensures

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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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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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