Substance Abuse Disorders

The National Institute on Drug Abuse website offers addiction help in the form of up-to-date information on a wide variety of topics related to substance abuse disorders.  Here are a few links you may find useful:

Understanding Drug Abuse Addiction

The Science of Addiction

Drugs of Abuse (find information on the specific addictive substance you or your loved one is struggling with: alcohol, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, club drugs, prescription pain killers, and more.)

For addiction help specifically related to alcoholism, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism website offers research-based information.

HBO has produced a series of documentary films that provide comprehensive and up-to-date information on addiction.  In support of this documentary series, they have published a website to offer detailed information on the latest advances in science and treatment.

Finding Effective Addiction Help

Principles of Effective Treatment published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse

Overcoming Drug Addiction from the non-profit online resource

Non 12 Step Addiction Help from Drug & Alcohol Abuse Help Center

At-Home Addiction Help for Relapse Prevention

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention A relapse-prevention technique that utilizes mindfulness to overcome cravings and urges.  At the bottom of this page, there are several guided mindfulness meditations in mp3 format.

Relapse Prevention Warning Signs Checklist A list of common signs / symptoms of relapse.  This list can be used for long-term recovery management.

Stress Management A guide to stress-management techniques, provided by, for people struggling with addiction and their family members.

 Call 800-214-4038 for Addiction Help Today.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Smart Recovery

Meditation in Recovery (these meetings support those who are struggling with addiction and/or co-dependence)

Al-Anon (for those whose lives have been affected by a loved on who is struggling with addiction)

Women for Sobriety

Life Ring

Addiction Recovery News from Ripple Recovery Ranch


Our Mission


Ripple Recovery Ranch is a residential drug & alcohol rehabilitation facility that specializes in the treatment of substance abuse disorders using evidence-based treatment methods and a holistic approach to facilitate lasting and fulfilling recovery. Our luxury residential setting on a twenty-acre nature retreat in the Texas hill country between San Antonio & Austin, combined with our team of qualified and compassionate professionals, offers an ideal environment for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing to unfold. With an integrated family therapy program, a low counselor to patient ratio, & 12-months of after-care support, Ripple Recovery Ranch is committed to our clients’ success. Our 30-90 day program addresses addiction to substances such as alcohol, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, & prescription pills.