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The Role of Shame in Addiction

Shame is an emotion that all humans will experience occasionally, and one that can be helpful at times, but when it becomes too large a part of someone’s life, it can be destructive. This is a common theme for those struggling with addiction, which can…

Common Signs of Pornography Addiction

It can be very difficult to carry on a relationship with someone struggling with an addiction, and someone suffering from pornography addiction may present unique challenges. A porn addiction interferes with a person’s ability to have a healthy relationship, and this effect is felt strongly…

Benefits of Outpatient Addiction Recovery

No two addiction recovery situations are exactly the same, and this is reflected in the variation of treatment programs you’ll see. One of the biggest general choices someone seeking treatment will make early on is the choice between inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment. At the…

Importance of Environment in Addiction Recovery

Like any other disease, researchers are constantly at work looking for causes, triggers and events related to addiction recovery and treatment. Much of this deals with the underlying reasons behind addiction, and at Renaissance Ranch, a big part of our addiction recovery center program is…

Benefits of a Gender-Specific Approach to Recovery

At Renaissance Ranch, our outpatient addiction recovery program is gender-specific. This means that women and men are separated as they go through treatment, rather than many environments where they’re in the same programs. Why do we feel a gender-specific approach makes the most sense for…

Recognizing High-Functioning Addiction

Some people have a natural image of an addict in their head – a dirty person on skid row, pushing a shopping cart around and begging for handouts. In reality, though, this isn’t the common profile of someone struggling with addiction at all. Many of…

Staying on the Long Term Recovery Path

There are many stages of addiction recovery, and this is a process that never truly stops. The goal of our outpatient addiction treatment programs at Renaissance Ranch are to not only provide the tools to tackle a current addiction struggle, but to reinforce these tools…

Empowering Friends or Family During Addiction Recovery

In any addiction recovery situation, the support of friends and family can make a huge difference. At Renaissance Ranch, we highly encourage patients within our outpatient addiction treatment programs to seek support through the proper channels. As a caregiver in a situation like this, you…

The Importance of Language When Discussing Addiction

Whether it’s substance abuse, pornography addiction or another form of the disease, addiction recovery is a difficult and sensitive time for those going through it. The mental and even physical changes that take place as we try to kick some of the toughest conditions the…

How Setting Goals Benefits Addiction Recovery

Every addiction recovery process comes in steps, and at Renaissance Ranch, we’re here to guide you or a loved one along that path. Our outpatient addiction treatment programs are tailored to individual needs and designed to keep people struggling with the disease of addiction on…