Silver Ridge Recovery eBooks

Holistic Healing: Modern Approaches to Addiction Treatment

Holistic Healing: Modern Approaches to Addiction Treatment

Holistic treatment is a highly individualized approach to treatment and addresses issues of body, mind and spirit for whole-person healing. Learn more about this comprehensive treatment and its effects.

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Rewiring the Brain for Lifelong Recovery

Rewiring the Brain for Lifelong Recovery

Addiction is a complex disease, marked by changes in the brain’s chemical functions and physical structures. Successful recovery is all about rewiring the brain, so let’s take a look at the addicted brain and explore what it takes to rewire it for lifelong recovery.

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A Practical Handbook for Good Nutrition in Recovery

Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Addiction and Recovery

Lifespan developmental psychology examines mental growth and change throughout the human lifespan. It studies how thoughts, feelings and behaviors change during a person’s life. Although there are typical pathways of development that most individuals follow, no two people are exactly alike in the way they change and mature over time.

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A Practical Handbook for Good Nutrition in Recovery

A Practical Handbook for Good Nutrition in Recovery

Recovery is hard work, and much of that work involves taking good care of yourself. A high level of self-care is a major boon to your recovery, while poor self-care is one of the most important factors for relapse.

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How Addiction Affects the Brain

How Addiction Affects the Brain

Addiction is the result of real and tangible changes in brain function that affect thought and behavior. Addiction is widely regarded by the medical community as a disease that can be systematically diagnosed and successfully treated. Unfortunately, few people among the general population understand why and how addiction develops and how treatment works to end an addiction for the long-term.

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How to Find Community in Retirement

How to Find Community in Retirement

Retirement can be tough for people in recovery. There’s a lot more downtime to fill, and you no longer have the daily human interaction that work provided. Boredom and isolation are major concerns in both retirement and recovery, and they can lead to substance abuse and relapse.

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Does Menopause Make You More Susceptible to Addiction?

What to Expect When Your Partner Completes Addiction Treatment

You may feel relieved, excited and hopeful when your partner begins treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction. You may also be feeling uncertain. What if it doesn’t work? What if they don’t change? How are you supposed to act around them once they come back home?

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Does Menopause Make You More Susceptible to Addiction?

Does Menopause Make You More Susceptible to Addiction?

Menopause is a glaring symptom of a simple fact of life: we all get older, if we’re lucky. Menopause may bring with it all sorts of unpleasant physical and psychological changes, and women may turn to drugs or alcohol—or increase their use of these substances—in an attempt to cope with them.

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Recovery Ebooks: Complementary Therapies to Customize Your Treatment Plan

Complementary Therapies to Customize Your Treatment Plan

There is no single pathway to recovery, and a holistic treatment program will address a wide range of issues related to your physical, mental and spiritual health. A high-quality treatment program will offer an individualized, holistic recovery plan that draws on both traditional and complementary therapies for whole-person healing.

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Recovery Ebooks: The Root Cause of Addiction

The Root Cause of Addiction

The most common roots of addiction are chronic stress, a history of trauma, mental illness and a family history of addiction. Understanding how these can lead to chronic substance abuse and addiction will help you reduce your risk of becoming addicted.

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Recovery Ebooks: Over 40 and Addicted: It's Never Too Late to Get Help

Over 40 and Addicted? It’s Never Too Late to Get Help

As the baby boomer generation ages, the rate of addiction among older adults is increasing. Whether you recently left your thirties or you’re headed toward 90, living with a substance use disorder decreases your quality of life. It can cause far-reaching problems.

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Recovery Ebooks: Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration points out that even as the number of older adults with an addiction continues to grow, this population remains under-diagnosed and under-treated.

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Recovery Ebooks: Convincing Your High Functioning Addicted Loved One To Get Help

Convincing Your High Functioning Addicted Loved One To Get Help

Convincing a high-functioning addicted loved one that they need help can be challenging. This eBook will help you understand how addiction affects both you and your addicted loved one. It could help you convince your loved one to make the choice to get help.

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Recovery Ebooks: The Other Side

The Other Side: Addiction’s Effects on Family and Friends

A person’s addiction may affect families and friends in ways both short- and long-term. At Silver Ridge, improving relationships is a major focus of our program—as it should be of any quality treatment program.

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Recovery Ebooks: positive psychology ebook

The Benefits of Therapy for Midlife Adults

In most cases, willpower and good intentions aren’t enough to overcome an addiction. A high-quality addiction treatment program will use a variety of therapy methods to address substance use disorders. Each type of therapy has unique aspects that offer different benefits to midlife patients.

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Recovery Ebooks: positive psychology ebook

How to Harness the Power of Positive Psychology

Positive psychology embraces the idea that humans are drawn by the future more than we’re driven by the past. It is all about identifying, using and nurturing your strengths every day to live a pleasant, engaged and meaningful life.

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Recovery Ebooks: midlife crisis ebook

Midlife Crisis – Addiction After 40

Older adults who develop a substance use disorder face a number of unique challenges. At Silver Ridge, we understand deeply the obstacles midlife adults face when they struggle with addiction.

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