Eagle Creek Ranch Recovery Blog

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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!

Binge Drinking vs. Alcoholism

The terms “binge drinking” and “alcoholism” are often used interchangeably, but it is important to understand the key differences. By understanding the signs and distinctions between these forms of drinking, individuals can protect themselves from the serious consequences of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and the potential need for treatment.

Positive Recovery Affirmations for Addiction Recovery

Recovery from addiction is not easy. It takes hard work, dedication, and courage to face your demons and start the journey of healing. During recovery, you will have negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions that may tempt you to relapse. Positive affirmations can be a helpful tool to stave off these symptoms.

How to Celebrate World Mental Health Day: What to Know

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. The goal of this day is to increase awareness of mental health issues worldwide and to activate efforts in support of mental health. It offers a chance for all contributors working on mental health issues to talk about their work and how much more should be done to make mental health care a reality for people around the world.

Drugs and Social Media

Social media, in some form or another, has impacted society exponentially for the better part of two decades. Many who use it find that their brains are re-wired to function a certain way. Most individuals who use social media spend hours on end consuming content and media. This has a detrimental impact on the brain’s reward system; in extreme cases, this has been linked to substance abuse.

Skin Problems from Alcohol

There’s a common assumption that alcohol causes skin problems such as acne or psoriasis, but that isn’t necessarily true. While there are some negative effects that drinking alcohol can have on the skin, many of the skin problems from alcohol occur indirectly due to a person drinking too much alcohol or drinking alcohol too frequently.

Sober Vacations: How to Maintain Sobriety When Traveling

When you enter into addiction treatment and recovery, it is perfectly normal to find yourself a little unsure of how to approach the different activities you engaged in when you were under the influence. For many people, vacation means a time to relax and let loose. But what if you are in recovery and letting loose used to mean also abusing substances?

Self-Care in Recovery: A Guide to Achieving Long-term Sobriety

Self-care is dedicated to taking a break from the stresses of life and setting aside time to care for yourselves. This is especially important, as many individuals neglect their overall well-being during active addiction. To achieve long-term success, self-care in recovery should be practiced regularly. Self-care can mean different things to different people but generally includes [...]

Sober 4th of July: How to Celebrate Independence Day Without Derailing Recovery

The 4th of July is a day full of friends, family, food, and celebration. But, for those in recovery, this day can be challenging. Like many social events, July 4th typically involves drinking alcohol which can challenge sobriety. Instead of avoiding the party, try these sobriety celebration ideas to enjoy a sober 4th of July. [...]

Helping vs Enabling: How to Offer Healthy Mental Support

You want to be there for your loved one struggling with mental health issues, but sometimes it can be hard to know the difference between helping and enabling. If you've ever paid their bills when they overspent, made excuses for them at work or school, or felt like you were walking on eggshells to avoid [...]

Men’s Mental Health Month: Erasing the Stigma

The month of June signifies the dawn of an important opportunity to raise awareness for men’s mental health. There are a variety of reasons men’s mental health is an important cause to raise awareness for.  The primary reason is to debunk the false stigma that having a mental health condition makes any man inferior to [...]