Doctor Shopping: The Trend Opioid Addiction Created

Millions of Americans use prescription drugs every day to treat conditions such as chronic pain and anxiety. Unfortunately, for many people, what begins as an innocent solution for relief becomes a relentless, destructive, and life-threatening habit. Here’s what you need to know about doctor shopping and why prescription drug abuse is a serious threat to…

Healing Pain without Dependence

Every day, millions of Americans struggle with chronic pain and a subsequent dependence on prescription painkillers. Many who suffer from chronic pain receive prescriptions for “safe” drugs from their physicians only to discover they can’t quit taking them when they’d like, thus beginning a dangerous cycle of dependency. The Ranch PA has helped many individuals…

Anxiety and Alcoholism Go Hand in Hand

As alcohol addiction awareness grows and the surrounding science becomes better studied and more complex, many modern addiction professionals believe that anxiety and alcoholism go hand in hand. Here is why your alcohol treatment program should incorporate dual diagnosis therapy for a surer route to a lifelong recovery. Dual Diagnosis Defined An assessment of Dual…

How to Choose the Best Drug Rehab Facility for You

When it comes to choosing a rehabilitation facility, there is no doubt that one size definitely does not fit all. Choosing an effective drug rehab for you or your loved one’s needs depends largely on the methods of treatment, the types of amenities preferred, the opportunities for holistic growth, and a variety of other important…

Could a Brief Intervention Help Your Loved One?

Watching a loved one struggle with substance abuse engenders feelings of powerlessness, despair, and anxiety. The good news is a brief intervention can build a bridge to a longer, more comprehensive substance rehabilitation program, even for those addicts who initially resist treatment. Here is how brief intervention has become an indispensable part of treatment programs…

Improving Your Spiritual Health in Rehab

Recovering from substance abuse is more than healing physically, and it’s more than an exercise in mental discipline; people who desire a true, lifelong recovery from addiction must continue to nourish and improve spiritual health as well. For some recovering addicts, this means religious drug rehab; for others, connecting the body, mind, and spirit works…

Is There Hope for Drug Addiction?

Many addicts and their families fear the shame and guilt associated with substance abuse. Some even feel there is no hope to be had. The good news is that modern addiction science has progressed further than ever before, and now more than ever there are real, lifelong solutions to the disease of substance abuse. Explore…

Why 12 Step Programs Don’t Work

If you were suffering from cancer, chemotherapy didn’t work, and your physician decided it failed because you didn’t try hard enough, you’d start looking for a new doctor — and treatment — right away. Unfortunately, 12-step supporters believe much the same dogma. Here is why 12 step programs don’t work for a large portion of…