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Relapse Prevention: Staying on the Road of Happy Destiny

By Roger – Ridge Alumnus Many active alcoholics and addicts entering residential treatment don’t need help stopping their using. Detox is already completed, and as a group, we have a lot of experience getting sober. The problem is one of simply being able to remain abstinent. Remember the “F” of T.W.U.F.L.I.P. – “Failed attempts to

My Dad’s Calling: Fighting Stigma with Compassion

When thinking of how to describe our Medical Director, Dr. Marc Whitsett we couldn’t think of a better point of view than from his own daughter Natalie Whitsett. This is a guest post from Natalie which describes her dad Dr. Whitsett and his journey to an addiction doctor and our Medical Director.   The line

Inside Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms: How Drug Treatment Programs Help

Most addictive drugs have both a mental and physical component, and opioids are no different. Physical addiction in particular means that the addicted person is compelled to keep taking the drug in order to avoid feeling physical pain from opioid withdrawal. Every drug’s withdrawal symptoms are slightly different and are addressed accordingly by drug treatment

Prince’s Death Raises Numerous Questions About Any Drug Use

Prince’s Death Raises Numerous Questions About Any Drug Use

Podcast of the Bill Cunningham show featuring the Medical Director from The Ridge Ohio, Doctor Marc Whitsett. Related: Cocaine and body image

Alcohol Withdrawal Protocol and The Risks of Unexpected Withdrawal

At The Ridge, we’ve spoken about the dangers of alcohol withdrawal. Of all substances, alcohol withdrawal is the most likely to be deadly in extreme cases without proper treatment. Even heroin withdrawal, as difficult as it is, isn’t as dangerous as withdrawal from alcohol. That’s why it’s so essential that alcohol withdrawal protocol is managed