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12 Steps of Recovery and What They Mean for You

12 Steps of Recovery and What They Mean for You As an alcoholic, you must make the necessary steps to overcome your addiction. If you don’t, you may be able to stay sober for some time, but there is a great probability you will relapse. If you want to create a successful, fulfilling recovering lifestyle, it might be helpful to follow the 12 Steps of recovery. Many recovering alcoholics have sworn by these Steps. They have raved about how the…...
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Believing In A Power Greater Than Ourselves: How Can It Help?

Believing in a Power greater than yourself can help start your recovery journey. There are many alcoholics who become very skeptical when they begin to think about God. Many alcoholics believe that the Power spoken of in the 12 Steps must relate to the One and Only God so many people in this world believe in. Well, for the atheists and other skeptics, this doesn’t really seem like a good starting point. In fact, it turns many alcoholics away from…...
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Choosing Your Own Conception of God

You can choose your own conception of God. In the Big Book, Bill’s Story is told and through it you read, “My friend suggested what then seemed a novel idea. He said, “Why don’t you choose your own conception of God?” This is such a great question. There are so many people who are afraid to recover from an addiction because they believe it revolves around believing in God. The truth, however, is simple. You can create your own conception…...
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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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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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