• Is Alcoholism Genetic? - There are many factors that contribute to alcohol use disorder. Some believe it’s a fault of the environment we surround ourselves with and the people that have influenced and will influence our daily lives.  There is, however, much more evidence to suggest that while work, stress, and relationships play a role in how one manages… Continue Reading
  • 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… Continue Reading
  • 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… Continue Reading
  • Treatment for the Whole Person - Treatment for the Whole Person Ridgeview Ranch believes every aspect of your life is affected by addiction and drug abuse. That’s why at our addiction treatment center in Los Angeles, we target the whole body – Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual – and specialize in healing all types of deeply rooted issues that may be… Continue Reading
  • Stop Vaping. Start Talking. - It’s been years since the world has been exposed to something as deadly as the e-cigarette movement. As of October 2019, 33 deaths have been reported across the United States associated with vaping. Like the popular Juul, many companies are trying to eliminate the issues surrounding its harmful effects. But the truth is, as of… Continue Reading
  • Marijuana: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly  - In California, the topic of medical and recreational marijuana has tempted the minds of many. Is it a gateway drug? Are there health risks involved? Could I become addicted? The truth is that there is still much to be learned about the effects of frequent marijuana use and the role it plays on drug addiction. … Continue Reading
  • The Importance of Medically Supported Detox and Residential Treatment - Every person deserves the chance to be happy and live well. Life’s sweetest recipe is made with love, support, and careful guidance through the murky waters of partying and drug abuse. Clinical Addiction Specialists, such as the ones staffed at Ridgeview Ranch, are trained to conquer the most difficult obstacles when it comes to detoxing… Continue Reading
  • 5 Must-Knows For Getting Through The Holidays During Recovery - For some people, the holidays are a time to let loose and celebrate. However, for those recovering from addiction, it can be tough to watch as family and friends indulge from the sidelines. Remember, everyone’s path to healing is different and your strengths rely on your ability to stay sober, even through the hardest (or… Continue Reading
  • Why Our Bodies Are Prone to Addiction - According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. Chronic being the key term. Like other chronic diseases, addiction can be treated and maintained but it cannot be cured. Why? The Science Behind Addiction Excessive drinking and drug… Continue Reading
  • The Problems at the Core of the Opioid Crisis - Our country has been battling an opioid addiction crisis for nearly 30 years. In the early 1990s, public officials had some justification in blaming patient-prescribed pills as the source of the problem. During that time, physicians increased the number of prescriptions to compensate for undertreatment of pain in patients, and in 1996 Oxycontin was released… Continue Reading


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