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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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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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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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Passive Aggressive Communication - Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Passive Aggressive Communication is Common in Addiction

How to Communicate to Heal, Not Hurt: Passive Aggressive Communication is Common in Addiction FINE. Whatever. These are phrases common in passive aggressive communication, which is the most covert and misleading form of negative communication. Communication in addiction is often passive aggressive; it is a way to control and deceptively

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