How to Help Without Enabling

When a loved one is experiencing a problem, our first instinct is always to help. If you know someone who lost a parent, you send over a casserole, prepare meals or send a message of sympathy to show how much you care. If you know someone who lost a job, you contact them with a…

Percocet Addiction Treatment

Percocet is a commonly prescribed and easily abused painkiller known on the street as percs, paulas, 512, and others. It is a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone, a drug that belongs to a class of highly addictive narcotic painkillers called opioids. Because oxycodone is habit-forming, abuse of Percocet typically results from a legitimate prescription for…

Addictions Feeding Addictions

Congratulations on getting help for your addiction. This is the first step on your positive journey. But as you recover, it is more important than ever to not let down your guard. As you work toward the recovery from one addiction, say, to alcohol, it is important to make sure you are getting help for…

LSD Rehabilitation

LSD is derived from ergot, a fungus that develops on rye grass. It is sold on the street in tablets, capsules and occasionally in a liquid form. It is odorless and colorless and has a slightly bitter taste. LSD is usually ingested orally, often being added to absorbent paper, such as blotter paper, and divided…

Steroid Rehabilitation at The Ranch PA

Anabolic (“muscle-building”) steroids are man-made substances closely linked to the male hormone testosterone. Anabolic steroids require a prescription for use and can be taken orally, injected intramuscularly, or rubbed on the skin in the forms of gels or creams. Steroids are only available to treat certain medical conditions; however, they are often abused in an…

PCP Rehabilitation

Here at The Ranch PA treatment center, we understand that substance abuse is a complex issue. Everyone has unique reasons for using substances, and oftentimes, for choosing specific ones. Phencyclidine, or PCP, is commonly referred to as a “party drug.” This means that it is often used at clubs or large parties among younger people.…

How to Stop Drinking

Have you ever tried to cut back on drinking but found you couldn’t? Alcohol is one of the most addictive drugs in the world, and it negatively affects your physical, emotional, and psychological health. In the most serious cases of alcoholism, quitting alone can even be deadly. So what do you do if you are…

Bath Salts Addiction Treatment

Bath salts are designer drugs made by illicit manufacturers. They are likely physically addictive, produce a variety of dangerous and alarming side effects, and are sometimes sold legally under names such as Vanilla Sky, Ivory Wave, Bliss, or Purple Wave. Similar in chemical composition to amphetamines, the ingredients in bath salts change constantly to reflect…