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SAD and Addiction

At Recovery Ranch PA, we understand the complexities of addiction and the numerous factors that can contribute to its onset. One such factor often overlooked is seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Our addiction treatment programs are designed to address the addiction itself and co-occurring conditions like SAD, which can exacerbate the struggle with addiction. Contact our …

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What Is the Link Between Gastric Bypass Surgery and Alcoholism?

It is no secret that Americans struggle with obesity at higher rates than almost any other country. Recent statistics indicate over 40% of American adults are obese. Numerous weight loss programs, diet pills, and medical advice target this population of Americans. And it is a concern because obesity is linked to various health issues.  One more …

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Why Do Alcoholics Lie?

Alcoholism, like any other addiction, changes behavior. People who struggle with addiction have undergone changes in their brains that make rational decision-making more difficult. Common behavior changes that many people notice are lying, deception, and avoidance. This begs the question, why do alcoholics lie?  First, it’s important to remember not to reduce someone with an addiction …

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What Are the Symptoms of Depression in Men?

Depression affects both men and women. However, how men and women respond to their depression often looks different. Thus, it is not so much that depression symptoms in men are distinct from those in women. Instead, the signs of depression in men look markedly different from how women display depression. It is crucial to understand …

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How Are Anxiety and Addiction Linked?

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions Americans experience today. It’s no surprise that anxiety and addiction often overlap. Untreated anxiety can be a root cause of substance abuse. Addiction can lead to increased anxiety. No matter which issue comes first, it is essential to address anxiety and addiction together. Failing to …

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The Impact of Substance Abuse on Older Adults

Substance abuse can impact people at any stage of life. A growing problem has been substance abuse in older adults in recent years. Based on a recent National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) report, substance abuse rates in people aged 50 to 64 and those 65 and older are climbing. Many medical community members have …

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