addiction-myths

Myths about Addiction

Those coping with a drug or alcohol addiction can be some of the most honest and courageous people around. When given the right support, people with addictions can go on to lead a happy, productive life. Addicts must deal with both the intrinsic difficulty of addiction and the ever-present threat of relapse, while simultaneously struggling against harmful stereotypes and pervasive myths about addiction that sabotage recovery. Despite decades of quality addiction research, we continue to see how these dangerous myths negatively impact addicts in recovery and their loved ones. Renaissance Ranch Ogden employs only proven methods of effective addiction treatment and are committed to combating such misinformation.

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Relapse Prevention in Ogden - Renaissance Ranch Ogden

The road to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is often a long and difficult one. The path sometimes takes a few twists and turns before finally heading in the direction you really want to go. Relapse isn’t always a part of recovery, but it certainly can be – and is – for many addicts. Relapse doesn’t mean you’ve failed. It simply means you’re human, and you’re trying. Someone once said “Recovery is a journey between two stations. One station represents total chaos, and the other represents total serenity. What is important is not where you are, but what direction you are facing,” and here at Renaissance Ranch, we believe this wholeheartedly. We help point you in the right direction so you can see your way clearly down the road to recovery from addiction. By following the relapse prevention tips below, you’ll be prepared for anything along the way. 

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What is Spirituality?

When entering recovery, spirituality may not be the first thing many people thinks of. It is, however, a fundamental part of the process of overcoming addiction. Spirituality can be an important but sometimes confusing concept for individuals entering a recovery program. Spirituality is often confused with religiousness. Organized religions, by definition are “a set of beliefs…usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.” Spirituality, on the other hand, is an individual’s search for something larger than themselves and a connection to the world around them. It is a desire to achieve a larger perspective about our lives and discover our true purpose. During recovery, patients need to reconnect with the spiritual aspects of their lives. Often, this is something that is lost during addiction. This loss also disconnects individuals from the people in their lives. The staff at Renaissance Ranch Ogden understand the importance of this aspect of recovery and help gently guide clients to rediscover this part of their being.

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We know that the abuse of drugs and alcohol are merely the symptom of a deeper problem that has to be treated like any other disease. Its not as simple as just not using anymore. We’ve tried that again and again with little or no results. The good news is that there is a solution, a treatment that will restore us whole again. We treat the disease of addiction with a multi-faceted approach that includes medical, psychological and spiritual components. We’d love to tell you more and help you discover the miracle of recovery. Our trained and certified staff have been there themselves. We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Call, email or come in today. Our contact information can be found at the bottom of the website. Let’s get started today!

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What we do…

We treat both the individuals suffering from the disease of addiction, and their families who often share in the struggle with them. Through our faith-based approach we use industry best practices to help you regain control of your life and give you the tools and training to achieve long term sobriety and find peace again. Call us to start your recovery today! Our number is (385) 222-3737. We look forward to hearing from you!