Addiction to drugs and alcohol is one of the most pressing issues facing the country right now. Already, countless families have been ripped apart by the dangers and the effects of addiction. Fortunately, the stigma surrounding these mental health issues has largely faded and there has been a significant increase in the number of resources to help people and families who are in need. This has given hope to countless people across the country suffering from drug and alcohol addiction who previously might not have known where to turn. Now, even those who are on government insurance assistance plans, such as Medicaid, have access to drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment that they so desperately need.

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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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