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Why Do Drug Overdoses Increase in Winter?

Winter brings with it not just the chill in the air and shorter days but also a concerning trend—an increase in drug overdoses. Recovery Ranch PA offers comprehensive addiction treatment programs to address this issue. Contact our experienced and knowledgeable team today at 717.969.9126 to learn more about winder and overdose situations and how we …

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Why Does the Weather Affect Addiction?

Recovery Ranch PA’s addiction treatment programs in Pennsylvania are designed to consider all facets of a person’s life that could influence their recovery journey. One often overlooked factor is the weather. The question arises: How does weather impact addiction? Weather patterns may affect not only addiction but also other mental health issues like depression or …

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SAD and Addiction

At Recovery Ranch PA, we understand the complexities of addiction and the numerous factors that can contribute to its onset. One such factor often overlooked is seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Our addiction treatment programs are designed to address the addiction itself and co-occurring conditions like SAD, which can exacerbate the struggle with addiction. Contact our …

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How Are Anxiety and Addiction Linked?

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions Americans experience today. It’s no surprise that anxiety and addiction often overlap. Untreated anxiety can be a root cause of substance abuse. Addiction can lead to increased anxiety. No matter which issue comes first, it is essential to address anxiety and addiction together. Failing to …

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Depersonalization and Addiction

Most people feel disconnected from themselves or their everyday lives from time to time. But if such feelings are persistent and intrusive, they can cause substantial harm to relationships, work life, and daily functioning. Moreover, these states can have a powerful and destructive relationship with substance abuse. If you or a loved one is struggling …

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Mental health and addiction

Mental Health and Addiction

What causes mental health issues? What leads to addiction issues? In other words, is there a connection between mental health and addiction? For example, are bipolar and weed somehow interlinked? Let’s take a closer look.What Is the Connection Between Mental Health and Addiction?There is often an interconnection between mental health and addiction. mental health disorders …

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How Marijuana Use Complicates Bipolar Disorder

People with bipolar disorder abuse marijuana more than any other drug; some are trying to self-medicate their bipolar symptoms. Medical marijuana isn’t an approved method for treating bipolar disorder in states where medical cannabis is legal, and the combination of marijuana and bipolar disorder can make an already difficult mental illness worse. For more information …

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Can Childhood Trauma Lead to Codependency and PTSD?

Codependency and PTSD have a sordid relationship, usually trailing back to childhood trauma. There are plenty of stereotypes when it comes to childhood trauma. When you hear a child suffered trauma, what comes to mind? Terrible unsanitary conditions and horrific physical abuse?The truth is, sometimes trauma is the result of a family unable to deal …

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What You Need To Know About Addiction Treatment Centers

Addiction Treatment Centers: What you need to know

Addiction treatment centers in the United States treat tens of thousands of patients every year. Resources can be found in all 50 states. But not all treatment centers are created equally. If you are considering treatment for yourself or someone you love, it is important to be informed about the attributes that make an addiction …

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