Gray Wolf Ranch Panel to Discuss Family Impact on Recovery

Posted by Gray Wolf Ranch on Sep 6, 2018 6:00:55 PM

Join Us to Explore the Role of Family in Substance Misuse Treatment

“Addiction is only one part of the story and recovery is the continuing day-by-day experience of living each moment with courage, strength and growing wisdom.”
– Katherine Ketcham

Gray Wolf Ranch invites community members, families and addiction professionals to attend a panel discussion about chemical dependency and the family from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, Sept. 13. The Gray Wolf Ranch team and our distinguished guests will share critical insights into substance use disorder and the role of family participation during treatment. The forum will be held at Seattle South Public Library and is open to interested members of the public.

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

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: Learning Academy, drug addiction, residential recovery program

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: Learning Academy, drug addiction, residential drug recovery program