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Substance Abuse Articles

Calvary Ranch Colorado helps families get their loved one living life fully again. We have put together some helpful articles on substance abuse and living with PTSD.
Please reach out to us for your first step in getting back on track. You don’t have to do it alone anymore!

  • A man going through the stages of addiction.

The Stages of Addiction You Need to Know

March 28th, 2024|Substance Abuse|

Though it may sometimes appear as if someone develops an addiction problem quickly, this isn’t usually the case. When it comes to addiction to alcohol and/or drugs, there are often stages a person goes through as their dependency on the substances grows. The following are the stages of addiction. This ...

  • Men at an inpatient rehab facility in Montrose, Colorado.

Outpatient vs Inpatient Rehab – Which is Right for You?

January 30th, 2024|Substance Abuse|

The decision to enroll in addiction recovery is an important one, and it helps to choose the right rehab option for you. Outpatient and inpatient rehab have unique benefits and drawbacks. Here are the differences to help you decide which is the best choice for you. Why Start Addiction Recovery? ...

  • A man going through substance addiction recovery, and the wife comforting him.

The Essential Role of Forgiveness in Substance Addiction Recovery

December 29th, 2023|Substance Abuse|

The journey toward substance addiction recovery can be overwhelming, but it’s important to remember that forgiveness is a powerful tool. Let’s learn more about forgiveness in recovery and why it’s so essential. Why Forgiveness in Recovery is So Important A big step for those with substance addiction is choosing themselves ...

  • A man sitting in a chair in front of a Christmas tree, utilizing tips to stay sober this holiday season.

Tips to Stay Sober and Safe This Holiday Season

October 30th, 2023|Substance Abuse|

The holiday season can be a stressful time, especially if your goal is staying sober. Let us help you stay sober, safe, merry, and bright with these tips. Get Honest Before the holiday season kicks off, you need to take an honest look at the upcoming events and whether it’s ...

  • A man sitting with his head in his hand, struggling with addiction.

6 Ways Substance Addiction Can Change Your Personality

June 30th, 2023|Substance Abuse|

If you or someone you know struggles with substance addiction, you may have noticed a change in behavior and personality. Learn about how substances can change a person's personality, and how to get help. Can Substance Addiction Change Someone’s Personality? In short – yes. To go more in-depth, addiction can ...

  • A man going through addiction wondering where he can get addiction recovery treatment.

The Most Common Barriers to Addiction Recovery

May 30th, 2023|Substance Abuse|

There are many obstacles preventing people from seeking addiction recovery. Here are some common reasons that those struggling with addiction do not seek help and how they can be overcome. Belief There is Not a Problem For those who do not think they have a problem or their substance abuse ...

  • A man dealing with PTSD symptoms while his wife supports him.

A Family’s Guide to Understanding PTSD

April 28th, 2023|Help with PTSD|

Have a loved one with PTSD but not sure how to help them? Here’s our guide to help your family understand and support your loved one. What is PTSD? Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that may occur in people who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic ...

  • A yellow sign showing the path to myths and facts of substance abuse.

Debunking Common Myths About Substance Abuse

March 31st, 2023|Substance Abuse|

When it comes to substance abuse, many people have preconceived notions about whom it affects and the treatment that’s needed. The problem is that many of these ideas are myths and only further the stigma attached to substance abuse. That can make a difference in a person’s decision to get ...

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