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The Importance of Family Involvement in Addiction Treatment

The Importance of Family Involvement in Addiction Treatment - Plum Creek Recovery Ranch - outside Austin, Texas

Addiction is a disease that affects the entire family. So much so, that many professionals refer to addiction as a “family disease.” Dr. Joseph Lee, CEO at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation describes addiction in the family this way: “Even though we know addiction is a disease, there are behavioral aspects that hurt families. People […]

Alcohol Misuse and Abuse: Withdrawal Symptoms & The Detox Process

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The abuse of alcohol could be considered a byproduct of popular culture. There is no shortage of opportunities to drink socially. Now that pandemic restrictions are being relaxed globally, happy hours, work functions, holiday parties, and gatherings at bars or restaurants are a part of day-to-day life. There is really no debating it, alcohol consumption […]

The Link Between Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Substance Abuse

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A recent study from the University of Pittsburgh with data from the World Health Organization and the World Meteorological Organization found that as temperatures and sunlight hours decrease, alcohol consumption and binge drinking increase. Shorter hours of sunlight and cooler temperatures also correlates with higher rates of depression, which is also linked to an increase […]

The Plum Creek Recovery Ranch Difference

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Plum Creek Recovery Ranch is an advanced, unique substance abuse treatment facility located on a working ranch outside of Austin, Texas. Our treatment programs are designed to create a more impactful recovery experience for our residents and their families.[/vc_column_text][vcex_heading text=”What is Substance Use Disorder?” tag=”h2″ el_class=”h2″ font_size=”20″ font_weight=”bold” color=”#444545″ css=”.vc_custom_1643318695597{padding-top: 20px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]According to […]