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

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

When Youthful Isolation Signals Danger

Posted by Roger Watts - PhD, Senior Clinical Advisor on Jun 8, 2018 12:36:11 PM

During the teen years, young men trying to develop independence begin to pull away from established family relationships. Maturing young men will soon be expected to assume the responsibilities of adulthood, and they need time to adjust to changes in their physical appearance, energy levels and emotions. During the transition, it’s common for teens and young adults to distance themselves from siblings, parents and childhood friends as they seek out new acquaintances and try new experiences. Such withdrawal from the family circle isn’t necessarily reason for alarm. Instead, it is part of the healthy growth of young men discovering strengths and weaknesses, testing boundaries and learning to cope with the challenges of choice and responsibility.

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Tags: residential recovery program, young adults and anxiety

From Isolation to Interconnection: Experiencing Community During Addiction Recovery

Posted by Gray Wolf Ranch on May 15, 2018 8:57:25 AM
Addiction ransacks the mind, body and spirit, leaving people rudderless and purposeless. The typical Gray Wolf Ranch resident comes to us after falling in love with their chemical of choice. This love transcends all consequences, cultivating a young person’s desire to guard alcohol and other drug connections at all costs—and at the expense of healthy relationships. Having burned bridges with family, friends and colleagues, they settle into a life of seclusion that gives drug and alcohol abuse an even firmer foothold. “We live, work and play on recovery as a community. Ultimately, we believe the most effective and sustainable path to recovery is one traveled with friends. At the heart of Gray Wolf Ranch is community and connection. This is a place where mutually supportive, lifelong relationships are forged.”
-Gray Wolf Ranch Philosophy

Isolation is a curse of addiction—and a primary problem to be overcome in recovery.

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Anxiety and Your Teenage Son

Posted by Gray Wolf Ranch on Apr 10, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Transitioning from a boy to a man can be a rocky road. These young adults are charged with contemplating career choices, selecting a college major and location – decisions that will impact their future – at the same moment that they are torn between fitting in, learning to drive, exploring romantic relationships, entering the workforce, and maintaining their academic status. It’s quite a bit to worry about. It is no wonder that many teens struggle with intense anxiety.

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