Gray Wolf Ranch Family Programming

Posted by Gray Wolf Ranch on Nov 13, 2018 1:45:08 PM

Long-Term Recovery Improves With Family Involvement

A year ago, when Nicole Sartore-Babuin was asked to set up a family program at Gray Wolf Ranch, no one could have predicted the program’s impact. Today, family involvement and family healing have become hallmarks of recovery success for Gray Wolf residents working hard to build new lives without substance misuse.

“When a client is admitted,” says Nicole, “I call the family and introduce myself. I explain that they, too, need support and counseling while their son is in treatment. My job is to bring them alongside residents and inform them about our customized family workshops and webinars so that they can participate in recovery at the same time as their loved one.”

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Tags: family program, drug addiction

Gray Wolf Ranch Recovery Testimonials

Posted by Gray Wolf Ranch on Oct 24, 2018 1:35:32 PM

Personal Stories from Our WA Addiction Treatment Campus

At Gray Wolf Ranch, we are committed to helping residents encounter transformative life change while equipping them to live healthy, purposeful lives. The following is a true story of a Gray Wolf Ranch resident who is now a recovery coach, himself. Walking beside teens and adults as they work to overcome many of the same obstacles he once faced, Jordan de Haan shares transparently about his story of redemption and empowerment.

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Tags: residential recovery program, drug addiction, young adults and anxiety

Find Healing & Hope at Gray Wolf Ranch

Posted by Gray Wolf Ranch on Oct 11, 2018 2:53:55 PM

Real Stories from Our Recovery Partners

Transforming the lives of young men and families, Gray Wolf Ranch teaches clients the importance of community, education and relationships. The following is a true story of a chemical dependency counselor’s professional experience with Gray Wolf Ranch. If your child or loved one is in the trenches of alcohol or drug misuse, call 206.785.1676 to reach our admissions team and begin the journey to peace and sobriety.

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Tags: residential drug recovery program, drug addiction

Learning Disabilities & Substance Abuse

Posted by Gray Wolf Ranch on Aug 14, 2018 11:23:48 AM

Treating Both Disorders Leads to Life & Recovery Success


According to the American Psychological Association, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) reports that chemical dependency shares significant overlap with behavioral issues and learning disabilities. Individuals with learning disabilities have many things in common with those who misuse drugs and alcohol, as both groups exhibit low self-esteem, social isolation, depression, impulsiveness and academic difficulties. These characteristics have led behavioral experts to theorize about an underlying connection between learning disabilities and the disease of addiction.

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Tags: residential recovery program, drug addiction, Learning Academy

Meet Shu De Lapp, CDP, BSc, MSEd: Gray Wolf Academy Director of Education

Posted by Gray Wolf Ranch on Jul 19, 2018 1:08:16 PM

Susan “Shu” De Lapp is a mainstay and undeniable bright spot at Gray Wolf Ranch. A self-professed can-do girl, she’s known among staff and residents as a shameless proponent for campus residents. Twelve years after arriving at the campus, the Director of Education still makes it her daily mission to find new ways to teach, mentor and inspire. “I’ve always considered myself the ‘M’ in motivation and the ‘O’ in optimism. I help these guys rebuild self-confidence and develop self-esteem. We all have talents we should nurture, but sometimes we just don’t know what they are. I have the opportunity to help them figure out what those might be,” she says.

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Tags: residential drug recovery program, drug addiction, Learning Academy