Old Haunts, New Friends

You did it. You managed your addiction in rehab, and now you’re taking the first steps toward sober living back at home. You’re going to the gym, easing back into work, and feeling more like yourself every day. You’ve even met new friends who are clean and enjoy the same hobbies. But here’s the problem: Your…

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…

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…

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…

What is Holistic Therapy?

If you are spending time researching different kinds of substance abuse therapy, then chances are you have come across the term “holistic.” At The Ranch PA, we believe holistic therapy offers the most comprehensive, successful approach to sobriety because it addresses all aspects of substance abuse — not simply the early physical withdrawal. Is holistic…

The Negative Effects of Smoking Marijuana

As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, less attention is being paid to the harmful effects of this dangerous drug in homes across the nation. The latest evidence, authored by scientists from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirms what professionals in the substance abuse…

Drugs and Crime Go Hand in Hand

Using, selling, and manufacturing drugs are illegal on their own. Did you know, however, that people who use drugs are far more likely to commit other types of crimes as well? The relationship between crime and drug use is well established — from damaging property to domestic violence and murder, people who use and abuse…