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The Facts Behind Addiction as a Disease

Addiction is a condition that’s the cause of plenty of debate, both within the medical community and outside it. One of the key factors in this debate, one that’s been raging for years and continues to this day: Is addiction a disease? At Renaissance Ranch,…

Steps to Building a Support Network

Addiction recovery is a long and often difficult process, and it’s one we shouldn’t have to go through alone. Creating a support network as you look to move past addiction struggles is a vital part of the process, and at Renaissance Ranch, our addiction treatment…

Facts on Drug Abuse in Utah

Because of its reputation for family values, the state of Utah often isn’t the first place many think of when it comes to addiction and drug abuse. In reality, however, addiction is a serious issue in the state – and drug abuse in particular is…

Dealing With Shame During Recovery

For many people, addiction and shame go together. Shame is a natural human emotion that’s common in many scenarios, and it can be a major detriment to addiction recovery – in fact, shame can be the chief contributor to an addiction on the whole. At…

Why Words Are Important During Recovery

There are a number of factors that go into finding positivity and consistent motivation within addiction recovery, and a big part of it is remaining comfortable in one’s own skin. At Renaissance Ranch, our outpatient addiction treatment focuses on how you or a loved one…

Avoiding Lapses During Addiction Recovery

Within addiction recovery, particularly within an outpatient setting, there are temptations many struggle with. Releasing oneself from damaging addictive behavior is difficult, and at Renaissance Ranch, our outpatient addiction recovery programs are designed to help you or a loved one find the right strategies and…

Tools to Avoid Relapse In Hard Times

For those struggling with addiction, treatment is an ongoing process. Those who enter an addiction treatment program like ours at Renaissance Ranch quickly realize that recovery isn’t simply complete when the program ends – it continues long beyond then, part of the reason we’re so…

Avoiding Common Porn Addiction Mistakes

Pornography addiction can be just as dangerous and damaging as any other type of addiction, and at Renaissance Ranch, we offer pornography addiction treatment options among our many rehabilitation programs. Many porn addicts feel desperate to escape the hold that porn has on them, but…

The Role of Shame in Addiction

Shame is an emotion that all humans will experience occasionally, and one that can be helpful at times, but when it becomes too large a part of someone’s life, it can be destructive. This is a common theme for those struggling with addiction, which can…

Common Signs of Pornography Addiction

It can be very difficult to carry on a relationship with someone struggling with an addiction, and someone suffering from pornography addiction may present unique challenges. A porn addiction interferes with a person’s ability to have a healthy relationship, and this effect is felt strongly…