Meditation for Sober Living

At any stage of recovery, meditation allows individuals a moment in time to reconnect with their mind, body, and spirit. In this way alone, it’s one of the best routines to have when choosing to live a sober life. At Ridgeview Ranch Addiction Treatment Center, we teach our clients the constructs of meditation and how mindful work on the Whole Person has helped so many people reach their full potential.

The Benefits

1) Meditation is defined as a mental exercise, such as focusing on one’s breathing, to gain spiritual awareness. In practice, it helps one reflect and contemplate on past, present, and future progress.

2) In drug rehabilitation centers across Pasadena, meditation is used to conquer addiction. It is a powerful treatment method that not only shows widespread success throughout detox centers and mental health facilities but is a behavior tool that can be taken home and practiced for a lifetime.

3) Alcoholism and excessive drug use have been proven to impair the neural pathways in the brain; shrinking white matter and affecting areas that support decision-making skills, memory, and impulse control. Studies show meditation, paired with sobriety, can reverse these damaging effects and more by helping to create new pathways and improving overall brain function.

4) While drug dependencies stem from many factors, the act of meditation teaches individuals how to cope with negative thoughts and destructive actions across all stages of addiction and recovery.

5) Heightened stress, depression, and anxiety are common symptoms of withdrawal. They are also manageable with a holistic approach such as the programs we have implemented at Ridgeview Ranch.

Our Los Angeles Detox Center is widely recognized for the effective ways we treat and engage with our clients. Meditation is not a one size fits all program. But when it comes to recovering from addiction and leading a life without drugs, it’s truly been a pillar to our success and the successes of so many others.

Take a moment today to sit with your thoughts. Reflect on past loses, gains and accept while they cannot be changed, your reactions to them can be. If you or someone you know has struggled with treating addiction, call (877) 526-7706. Our consultations are always free and completely confidential.



How To Overcome A Crack Addiction

Although less popular now then it was in the 1980s, crack cocaine is still affecting thousands of families in the U.S. every year. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “ In 2016, 8.8 million individuals admitted to at least one-lifetime use of crack. In 2017, this figure was 9.6 million.” While those numbers include all one-time users, for some, one try of an addictive substance like crack cocaine is all it takes. 

To overcome a crack addiction is to overcome the feeling of endless euphoria. That’s where we come in. The Staff at Ridgeview Ranch Addiction Treatment Center has dedicated their lives to improving the lives of others. We work around the clock to ensure substances meant to fuel addiction and despair, cease to exist here in Pasadena and create long-lasting effects throughout California and the U.S. 

Why do people become addicted to crack? 

When an individual smokes crack cocaine, they are forcing their brains to produce large amounts of dopamine, causing a surge of happiness and an intense high. While the high from crack usually lasts only about 15 minutes, the brain instantly craves those extreme levels of happiness again. And with those cravings starts a dangerous addiction. 

What is the greatest chance at recovery? 

Recognized at the Best Addiction Treatment Center in Los Angeles, we’ve found that to successfully detox from a highly addictive drug such as crack, medical treatment is absolutely necessary. Withdrawal can cause anxiety, depression, insomnia, tremors, and so many other symptoms. Trying to recover alone, without licensed professionals and 24/7 therapeutic support, can be overwhelming, uncomfortable and often times the reason why users relapse. 

When is it time to consider drug rehabilitation? 

Now. If you’re asking this question, now is the time to visit an addiction treatment center and learn about your options. Start living your life again, free of crack and its paralyzing cravings!

Ridgeview Ranch offers a wide variety of residential, detox and sober living treatment programs. Our Pasadena Rehab Center is tailored to heal the whole body, mind, and spirit. And with individualized care, together we conquer the hardships of crack addiction treatment and guarantee our clients a brighter tomorrow. 

“The Path to Healing Begins Here at Ridgeview Ranch.” If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please reach out to us.  Our Addiction Specialists are available 24 hours a day to take your call. Fill out our convenient online form or contact (877) 526-7706 to get started. We look forward to all your future successes!