28 Jul

The Healing Power of Nature

It’s no coincidence that Renaissance Ranch is nestled at the foot of the beautiful mountains, with access to all kinds of recreational activities, and some breathtaking views. There’s a healing power in nature that is a great addiction recovery aid. Many aspects of our program...

28 Jul

Opening the Lines of Communication

Addictive behaviors are so damaging to relationships, and a lot of your recovery work will be focused on repairing your support system. Establishing healthy communication habits is the foundation of any good relationship, so that’s a good place to start. It’s easier said than done...

28 Jul

Thinking Like an Addict

Addiction is a disease of the mind, and it affects the way a person processes information and approaches problems. Understanding addictive patterns of thinking is an important part of addiction recovery, both for the addict, and for those supporting them. Recognizing these thought patterns, knowing...

06 Jun

Prescription Drug Abuse —-> Heroin

A gateway drug is one that attracts first time users, and introduces them into the culture of substance abuse. These drugs are usually viewed as “safe” by the user, but eventually lead to more serious drug problems as inhibitions are lowered, and addiction sets in....

21 May

Media Messages Regarding Alcohol

Alcohol addiction is the most common type of addiction in our country, and more people fall victim to it every single day. In a culture where alcohol abuse is viewed as acceptable, and even fun, it’s easy for teens and young adults to fall into...