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The Common Stages of Drug Abuse

While there are certainly genetic factors that influence it, there’s no such thing as someone who is simply born with addiction. Substance abuse, drug abuse and other forms of addiction develop over time, just like many other diseases. At Renaissance Ranch, our addiction treatment is…

Friends and Family’s Role in Identifying Addiction

In several different areas, friends and family are hugely important for addiction recovery and treatment. At Renaissance Ranch, family involvement is one of our foundational principles during both our residential and outpatient addiction programs. In some cases, certain parts of the recovery process are elements…

Signs You Might be Enabling Addiction

Addiction treatment and recovery is an incredibly difficult process for people going through it, and those close to them play a huge role. As a close friend or a loved one of someone recovering from drug abuse, substance abuse or pornography abuse, you’re a vital…

Helping Family Members Cope With Addiction

Family and loved ones are an absolutely vital part of addiction recovery and treatment for those struggling with substance abuse or other addiction issues, but it’s important to remember that this is a two-way street. At Renaissance Outpatient, we promote a family support structure for…

How to Stay Positive During Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is one of the toughest things any of us may ever have to go through. Whether it’s pornography addiction, substance abuse or any other form of addiction out there, overcoming the demons at the core of this disease is an incredibly difficult process….

Suffering from Pornography Addiction? There is Help

When people think about overcoming addiction, most associate the process with substance abuse and trying to overcome drug or alcohol addiction. While these can be serious issues, they are certainly not the only addiction that might require professional help. Millions of people every year succumb…

What is Alcoholism and it’s Stages?

Alcoholism is a disease and it is labeled as such because there are recognizable symptoms, causes and methods of treatment. Alcoholism is not curable, but there are solutions. The different stages of alcoholism classify the alcoholic and where they are in the development of their…

Addiction Is Your Responsibility, Not Your Fault

When a person becomes addicted to drugs, alcohol, or even porn they are inclined to blame everyone, but themselves. Addicts tend to be deep in self-pity and use their condition to justify why they keep using. Although most do not choose to become addicted, it…