Addiction is a Disability — Employers Should View it as One

The Americans with Disabilities Act considers alcoholism to be a disability and offers limited protection to alcoholics who face workplace discrimination. The ADA’s stance is sometimes at odds with the courts, which often rule alcoholism can only be considered a disability if the disease interferes with the performance of major life activities. The ADA’s Stance…

Executive Recovery Programs at The Ranch PA

The Ranch PA was created following my own experiences with addiction and inpatient treatment. Having been not only a business owner but also a husband and a father when I went into treatment, I particularly wanted to make sure we could accommodate the needs of executives, which include professional and personal elements. Understanding the Needs…

Increased Access to Drug Treatment Coming Soon

Approximately 60 years ago, addiction was classified as a disease. This was an enormous step forward, as the new definition meant substance abuse was a health issue, not a personal failing. Unfortunately, old beliefs die hard, and six decades later, society still tends to blame the victim. This reluctance to accept addiction as a disease…

Can 30-Day Rehab Programs Truly Work?

At The Ranch PA, we offer both short- and long-term drug rehab. On occasion, family members express concern about short-term rehab. They worry their loved ones won’t receive adequate treatment during a short stay at the clinic. This is a valid concern, but sometimes shorter stays can be just as effective. Throwing out the Cookie…

The War on Drug Communities: A Video Infographic

Embed and share <iframe width=”640″ height=”480″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/FObypBh-NRI” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>Video By <a title=”Video Infographic by The Ranch PA” href=”https://dmclarityway.wpengine.com”>The Ranch PA</a> The War on Drugs The “War on Drugs” has and still is one of America’s longest ideological wars ever fought. But American citizens have grown tired of policy and debate surrounding the failing war. Since…

Stevie Nicks Opens up about Cocaine Use

Stevie Nicks understands the emotional, physical, and financial costs of cocaine abuse. The singer and ex-band member of Fleetwood Mac recently discussed her cocaine addiction in an episode of Oprah’s Master Class on OWN. In the interview, she explains how cocaine contributed to her affair with Mick Fleetwood, the physical toll the drug took on…