Defining And Understanding Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a disease. According to the Big Book, after referring to Dr. William D. Silkworth's medical opinion, it is stated that some people may have an allergy to alcohol. Hospitalization is the favored treatment for alcoholics. By first detoxing the body from alcohol, the mind can have a clearer perspective to understand and overcome alcoholism. Once detoxed from alcohol, the alcoholic can begin to heal psychologically. Unsafe Use of Alcohol According to ASCIA, alcohol allergies are real. It is…...
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What is Social Drinking?

The age old question of what is social drinking? When asked the responses can vary with different views:  “a person who drinks alcoholic beverages usually in the company of others at social events” “happy hour” “that someone does not drink often or to excess” “only in moderate quantities” These responses bring up many questions. Does someone always have to be drinking alone to have a problem? Is a social event a wedding, dinner, or is it a night out drinking…...
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Magnolia Ranch receives the Joint Commission Approval

Magnolia Ranch Recovery is excited to announce that we have earned our Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation. The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in conjunction with leading health care experts, quality improvement and safety experts. We were reviewed on several behavioral health standards including: treatment, services, leadership, safety and environment. It is the highest level of accreditation a treatment facility can receive in our industry and we are pleased to be awarded this great…...
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What It Takes For A Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation To Be Successful

Addiction is not an easy road to travel down and what’s even harder is realizing that the addiction is a problem and that you need to seek drug rehab. Right now, there are over 14,500 treatment centers in the United States and each day, people walk in hoping to overcome their lifelong addiction and move on to live happy, healthy, and productive lives. However, these treatment centers can only take you part of the way. They can provide the therapy,…...
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Preventing A Relapse After You’ve Completed Therapy

I’ve completed rehab and am currently in the recovery phase, but have either thought of relapsing or have relapsed . . . what do I do now? The road to sobriety is not an easy path and is riddled with its own challenges and temptations — including relapses. However, relapsing is a normal, albeit dangerous, part of the journey. However, relapses can be avoided with a few things in mind, including a solid relapse prevention plan, a positive mindset, and…...
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Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation: Taking That First Step Towards Recovery

The journey towards sobriety is never an easy one and requires an immense amount of dedication, motivation, patience, and resilience to get through it. As well, one can expect that this journey is a lifelong commitment which can come with some unexpected turns and bumps that you might not be prepared for. However, in the end, the road to recovery from drug rehabilitation is a rewarding one that transforms you in every aspect and frees you from your addiction and…...
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