Why Holistic Drug Treatment Is the Best Option for YOU

Drug rehabilitation once focused on detox and therapy to prevent relapse. While important aspects of treatment, neither fully addressed the needs of recovering addicts. Therapy was (and still is in come clinics) based on a cookie-cutter approach. Everyone receives the same treatment, ignoring individual needs and the many different triggers for substance abuse. Today, you…

Relapse: It’s All in Your Head

A study from the National Institute of Health indicates hyperactive brain activity may be associated with higher rates of relapse after inpatient drug treatment. The study could make it possible to identify patients at high risk of relapse, so they could receive more intensive follow-up care after leaving rehab clinics. Hyperactivity and Relapse Rates The…

Is Rehab “Pointless?”

In May of 2012 Lindsay Lohan voluntarily went into rehab. Prior to admission, she gave an interview to Piers Morgan in which she called court-ordered rehab “pointless” and “a joke.” In the same interview she explained she was entering rehab because she needed some time to just be with herself, free from the pressures of…

Addiction is a Disability — Employers Should View it as One

The Americans with Disabilities Act considers alcoholism to be a disability and offers limited protection to alcoholics who face workplace discrimination. The ADA’s stance is sometimes at odds with the courts, which often rule alcoholism can only be considered a disability if the disease interferes with the performance of major life activities. The ADA’s Stance…

Executive Recovery Programs at The Ranch PA

The Ranch PA was created following my own experiences with addiction and inpatient treatment. Having been not only a business owner but also a husband and a father when I went into treatment, I particularly wanted to make sure we could accommodate the needs of executives, which include professional and personal elements. Understanding the Needs…

Increased Access to Drug Treatment Coming Soon

Approximately 60 years ago, addiction was classified as a disease. This was an enormous step forward, as the new definition meant substance abuse was a health issue, not a personal failing. Unfortunately, old beliefs die hard, and six decades later, society still tends to blame the victim. This reluctance to accept addiction as a disease…

How the “STOPP Act” Could Save Lives

Prescription opioid abuse is an epidemic in the United States. Prescription painkillers are easily accessible, with over 209.4 million prescriptions written for opioid analgesics in 2010, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Introduced in 2012, the STOPP (Stop Tampering of Prescription Pills) Act could help prevent abuse of prescription opioids. Two Roads to…

Jim McGreevey’s “Fall to Grace”: Rehab vs. Imprisonment

In 2004, New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey announced he was a gay American engaged in an extramarital affair and submitted his resignation. McGreevey’s governorship had been controversial, dogged by charges of political fundraising extortion. His appointment of Golan Cipel to the position of homeland security advisor was met with criticism that Cipel was unqualified for…

You Deserve Discretion and Privacy During Recovery

Privacy and discretion are important considerations when entering drug or alcohol rehab. Substance abuse, while a recognized mental disorder, still carries a social stigma. You don’t want the world to know about your personal struggles, and you have a right to privacy. At The Ranch PA, your health history, current addiction and treatment stay completely…