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Recognizing the Dangers of Addiction

Addiction is a scary word that conjures up images of illegal street drugs and shady deals with untrustworthy people. While this stereotype describes one side of addiction, there are actually many facets to this complex affliction. Many people will suffer from one kind of addiction…

Surround Yourself With Support During Addiction Recovery

Making the choice to pursue addiction treatment and substance abuse recovery services takes a lot of courage. Not only have you recognized the problems that substance abuse has been causing in your life, you have decided that you want a future free from addiction. The…

Grace in the Grey Area

The Process There is grace in the grey area. I have been pondering the idea of the soul process and the silly judgments I place on my experience as I move through trials. Is this God’s will or mine? What I found is, at my core,…

How to Tell If You’re Addicted

Different people process addictive substances differently, so there is no quantitative test for determining whether you have a pathological addition. In general, addiction assessment is more qualitative, having to do with how you interact with a potentially addictive substance rather than how much of it…

How to Help a Love One Recovering from Addiction

Study after study has shown the importance of support from family and friends when breaking the cycle of addiction. However, even the most well-meaning of loved ones may find themselves wondering how best to offer this essential component of healing. These tips are especially for…

3 Ways a Faith-Oriented Approach Can Facilitate Healing

Making the decision to recover from addition is one of the most powerful decisions a person can make; you should be congratulated for seeking help to overcome this troubling affliction. Renaissance Ranch helps people approach healing from a gospel-based perspective in order to provide a…