Cope With School Stress

Cope With School Stress

High school and college students are often under an enormous amount of stress and pressure. There is the stress of achieving exemplary academic standing in order to get accepted into the college of their choosing. Furthermore, there is the stress of maintaining that...
New Year’s Resolutions for Recovery

New Year’s Resolutions for Recovery

New Year’s Resolutions: The most exciting thought(s) we should have in regards to this Year’s resolutions is that we can and will keep these commitments to ourselves and therefore to our loved ones. Which takes away fear and delivers excitement! In keeping...
Addiction Help for Holidays

Addiction Help for Holidays

Although the lights and sights of the holiday season are aesthetically pleasing, it is no secret that this time of year can bring extra stress and strain. Although the added weight can be challenging for everyone, for those in recovery, the challenge can be even more...
The Fear Of Recovery – Part One

The Fear Of Recovery – Part One

The fear of recovery being greater than the pain of addiction. This is a very real problem in recovery. Many clients arrive here at Top of the World Ranch desperately wanting recovery. Most of them come here thinking that they will leave our facility with recovery in...
Addiction, Love, Loss and Change

Addiction, Love, Loss and Change

Addiction, Love, Loss & Change. Hello blog readers, I know that many of you former ranchers, maybe even people just reading this blog, will be saddened to hear that… Vern, my black lab passed on, on November 8th this year. Did he die of natural causes? No. I had...
Assertive Communication

Assertive Communication

How to Communicate to Heal, Not Hurt: Part 4  Finally, the best is last in our blog series.  Assertive communication in addiction!  There is a healthy way to communicate that can improve relationships and situations at home, at work, and everywhere.  No method can...