The Holiday Season Can Be the Season of Life Change

The holiday season can be difficult for those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. The list of triggers and temptations to use are almost endless. Seeing family members can top the list of seasonal stressors. When relationships are strained from drug or alcohol use, this stress is only magnified. Buying gifts can also be extremely…

Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse

There is nothing more frustrating or terrifying than watching a child become addicted to alcohol or drugs. When you’ve tried to deny the signs but your little voice tells you something is wrong, you can’t afford to ignore it. If you worry that your son or daughter is an alcoholic or addict, learn how to…

Can You Drink Rubbing Alcohol (Isopropyl Alcohol)?

Individuals who are recovering from alcoholism usually suffer intense cravings to drink again. Sometimes, the cravings are so bad that drinking rubbing alcohol seems like a reasonable way to stop withdrawal or simply reduce the powerful urge to drink. If you’re wondering what happens when you drink rubbing alcohol, learn more here. If you’re suffering…

My Mother is a Drug Addict

Have you ever wondered if your mom is a drug addict, or you need help dealing with a drug-addicted mother? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans struggle to live with or care for a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Although beating addiction is a process requiring a lifetime of…

My Dad Is Dying From Addiction

There are few life problems more troubling than watching a person die from addiction. When that person is a parent, it is all the more terrifying. If your dad is a drug addict or an alcoholic, there is help available. You can get him the treatment he needs while taking steps to keep yourself and…

The Ranch PA Addiction Treatment Center Welcomes Dr. Jonathan Beatty as Staff Psychiatrist

Pictured above is Jonathan Beatty, MD, new staff psychiatrist at The Ranch PA. The Ranch PA is an addiction recovery treatment facility in southcentral Pennsylvania  specializing in holistic, customized treatment plans for all types of addiction. Last week, we welcomed Dr. Jonathan Beatty to our team of experienced team addiction treatment and recovery staff. About Dr. Jonathan Beatty…

How to Party Without Alcohol

Just because you’re living an abstinent lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! In fact, spending time with friends and family is a great way to establish a new life of satisfying sobriety. Here’s how to have a great time without alcohol and drugs. See or Host a Concert Is there anything more fun than…