Eagle Creek Ranch Recovery Blog
Welcome to our blog section! Take a look at our latest addiction treatment, guides, and recovery blogs. We take pride in offering all our patients the necessary tools and resources they may need to overcome addiction. No matter how far into addiction you may be, it is never too late to live the life you and your family deserve.
Eagle Creek Ranch Recovery is here to make the process smooth and effective. You are never alone in your journey towards an addiction-free life. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, we’re here for you, give us a call today!
What are the Stages of Addiction?
Addiction isn’t just a one-size-fits-all mental health disorder. Certain aspects of it affect people in all kinds of different ways. However, there are key indicators that can establish where a person may be in their recovery journey. These are referred to as the stages of addiction. What are the Stages of Addiction? Addiction is a [...]
Emotional Health vs Mental Health: What’s the Difference?
Mental health awareness has steadily grown over the years in the US, so much so that the relevant statistics are readily available for reference. Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) indicates that as of 2022, at least 19.86% of American adults have one form of mental illness or another. This figure [...]
Drinking and Smoking: Quitting a Dangerous Combination
Drinking and smoking remain the leading causes of preventable disease, disability, and death in the US, responsible for at least one in every five, or more than 480,000 deaths every year. In 2020 alone, at least 13 out of every 100 American adults aged 18 years or older are known to currently smoke cigarettes. This [...]
Relapse Prevention Techniques for Substance Abuse
One of the biggest worries that many recovering alcoholics and addicts have is relapsing. Relapses can happen at any time and are highly normal. For those trying to beat an addiction, it is even expected. Many people undergo multiple relapses before even being able to sustain long-term sobriety. Having relapsed does not mean that the [...]
What Does Meth Do to the Brain?
Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, is a potent central nervous system stimulant. It causes a euphoric rush and increases energy. But what does meth do to the brain? Meth is highly addictive and causes various significant changes to the brain. However, there are ways to reverse how meth affects the brain. If you or a [...]
Isolation and Addiction: What’s the Connection?
The effects of social isolation and substance abuse are complex and involve multiple factors. An individual’s environment, mental health, and past experiences can lead to substance abuse, but studies show that isolation is also one of the most prominent risk factors for addiction. At Eagle Creek Ranch Recovery in Nampa, Idaho, our rehab facility specializes [...]
Men and Mental Health: A Silent Crisis
Men and women have many biological and sociological differences. One significant distinction is the stigma surrounding men and seeking treatment for behavioral conditions. Truth is, mental illness in men is commonly deemed as a silent crisis. This often leads to various other health problems. When men struggling with mental illness keep it inside and don’t [...]
Alcohol and Your Immune System: How Drinking Affects the Body
Many studies have found a link between immune system health and overall well-being. Different substances have different effects on the body. There are numerous reasons why those who consume alcohol should refrain from doing so for the sake of their overall health. There is a relationship between drinking alcohol and your immune system, which is [...]
What Happens When You Detox?
Many people assume that when the time comes to get treatment for drug or alcohol addiction the first thing to do is to immediately enter into a rehab treatment program. That’s not the case though. Before starting any level of care for a substance use disorder (SUD), you must first complete a drug and alcohol [...]
Common PTSD Triggers: Managing Trauma and Addiction Effectively
Given the health and social crises that we have been going through in recent months, it would not be surprising if many of us would be at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Throughout our lives, we will accumulate experiences of all kinds; some will be great and positive, and others, on the other [...]