Overlooking comfort in your choice of rehab facility is a big mistake. You might feel like rehab should be hard and your living conditions should be a little bare, but the reality is very different. Overcoming addiction means tackling long-running psychological and emotional issues, and that is challenging enough without the extra discomfort that can…Details
Recovery from substance abuse can be a very different experience for people at different stages of recovery. At the same time, recovery is a journey full of both joys and challenges. You may find that some of the same challenges that happen in early recovery can reappear in later recovery when you least expect them.
By Robert Matylewicz, DO, ABAM, Medical Director at The Ranch PA In recent years, the topic of using medical cannabis instead of prescription painkillers has joined the national conversation surrounding the opioid addiction crisis. Though regular marijuana use comes with risks like addiction and conditions such as marijuana-induced psychosis, proponents of medical cannabis argue that…Details
Holidays can bring up a lot of anxiety – especially for people in recovery from substance abuse and mental health conditions. One reason for increased anxiety is that holiday activities may include gatherings with your family of origin (the family you grew up in – parents, siblings and others who lived with you). This may be…Details
Pennsylvania is facing a deadly problem: an opioid epidemic. Opioids, which include heroin and prescription painkillers, are responsible for numerous overdose deaths throughout the state and the country. Detox facilities in PA are available to help those who are ready to beat their personal addiction, but not everyone is ready to take that step. Until…Details
Alcoholism and drug abuse impact the whole family. Most people end up in recovery for a very common reason: Someone cared enough to push them in the right direction or, literally, walk them in the door for treatment. “Loving concern, coupled with clear boundaries from someone they love or respect, can make all the difference…Details
Drug overdose deaths are increasing in Pennsylvania, which means rehab facilities in PA are working harder than ever to get people the help they need. Researchers have begun studying the rates of overdose deaths for specific races, genders and age groups in order to put together a targeted action plan that can save lives.
Homelessness is a major public health concern in major cities and small towns across North America. It is estimated that 650,000 individuals across the U.S. and Canada are homeless on any given night. Estimates of alcohol and drug use rates among the homeless vary considerably, however, there is agreement that substance use is significantly higher…Details
With the opioid crisis claiming more lives every day, we need to do everything in our power to help people with addiction achieve the best possible outcome, said Robert Matylewicz, DO, FASAM, medical director at The Ranch PA drug rehab in Hanover, Pennsylvania. “Allowing them to have a say in the design of their individual…Details
A hot topic of debate in many circles surrounds the use of medical marijuana. It is a complicated matter due to conflicting rulings about its legality and accessibility. The Drug Policy Alliance, which refers to itself as “the nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights,” has…Details