Famous Drug Movies: A Geographic Re-Telling

Drugs are a central theme in storylines and plots of American movies. Just how often?  Wikipedia lists a whopping 707 movies on their current “List of Drug Films.” These movies often contain road trips as well as drug trips. We mapped out both “trips” and locations of some of the most iconic movies that contain drugs as a…

The Deadly Consequences of Alcohol Abuse in College

These days, it seems that alcohol is everywhere. From billboards to television to online ads, we’re constantly bombarded with imagery depicting alcohol and its use as a fun and occasionally glamorous pastime — but this is far from the truth. Unfortunately, college students are taking these advertisements to heart in worrying numbers: 4 out of…

The Dangers of Drinking During the Holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching, and along with the joy and festivity that fills the air, something else seems to spike during this time period: drinking. Whether it’s out of celebration or to cope with the in-laws overstaying their welcome, data shows both drinking and alcohol-related incidences rise over the holidays. This micrographic illuminates the…

Understanding Pennsylvania’s Heroin Epidemic

Did you know that about 3,000 Pennsylvanians have died over the past five years because of opioid abuse, or that an astonishing 80 percent of people using heroin first became addicted to a prescription painkiller? With heroin in Pennsylvania costing less than beer, heroin abuse is an epidemic that crosses every social boundary. Here is…

Why Aftercare Matters

If you have ever been addicted to alcohol or drugs, you know how scary it can be to return to the “real” world after rehab ends. Aftercare bridges the gap between the sanctuary of rehab and the chaos of normal life and is the difference-maker in many recovery stories. Here is why you need to…

Does Holistic Rehab Really Work?

“Holistic” means “of or pertaining to the whole.” Holistic rehabs such as The Ranch PA treat all aspects of an individual’s addiction, whether they be psychological, physical, emotional, spiritual, or behavioral. What can you expect from this kind of care, and will it keep you sober for good? Holistic Rehab at The Ranch PA At…

The Cost of Your Drinking

Alcohol is a regular ingredient in most people’s social lives. Whether you meet a friend or a date for drinks after work, pass a bottle of wine around the table at a dinner party or stock a cooler with beer for your barbecue, consuming alcohol seems like an innocent, habitual pleasure. However, when you add…