A common question I’m asked in regards to our treatment program at Renaissance Ranch is, “What does it mean to be gospel centered.” A loaded question indeed…Depending on who you speak with at Renaissance the answer will vary, at times drastically. But, the common themes within the answers define us as a program. On the … More What is Gospel Centered Treatment?
Working in the substance abuse treatment field I’m exposed to many opportunities to sit down with families looking for help for a loved one. As a recovering heroin addict myself with two brothers in recovery, and a mother and sister that have been to family groups, it benefits my ability to provide perspective and experience. Sometimes I … More 4 thoughts to help the addict you love.
It’s not my fault. I never did that. I don’t struggle with that. I don’t act like that. etc. etc. etc. All phrases I’ve uttered leading up to, and sometimes in recovery. Denial is a spiritual wall. At some point in life, especially for somebody in recovery, the admission and awareness of ones character defects … More Denial keeps us sick. Step 6 attacks denial.
I need to vent. In case you missed it, there is strong sarcasm in the title of my first blog post. (I think this is a blog). Anyway, my name is Bryan and I’m an addict in Recovery, and for just over a decade I used as many drugs (including the drug Alcohol) as I … More “Curing” addiction. From, The Suburbs.