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Pennsylvania Alcohol Statistics: DUIs and Drunk Driving

Drunk driving too often results in life-ending or life-altering tragedy. In 2016, Pennsylvania State Police arrested 19,518 drivers for DUI, a 3.8% increase from the prior year. The good news is in 2016, the number of people killed in alcohol-related crashes in the state dropped to its lowest level in 20 years.

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Coming Down From the Rehab High: Safeguarding Your Sobriety Long Term

By Jack Gilbert, LCSW, Clinical Director at The Ranch PA Recovery from drugs and alcohol doesn’t begin and end in residential addiction treatment. It’s a lifelong journey that takes persistence and hard work. It’s one that doesn’t typically follow a straight line, but zigs and zags, curves, meanders and sometimes changes directions.

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The Buzz About Moderate Drinking: Benefits and Risks

By Robert Matylewicz, DO, ABAM, Medical Director at The Ranch PA The term “moderate drinking” gets thrown around a lot these days. Seems like every time you turn the corner, there’s a new study proclaiming alcohol’s health benefits or warning of its dangers. Just like any substance that has potential for abuse and addiction, it’s …

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Is Tramadol the Answer to Quitting Opiates for Good?

Treating addiction often creates ethical challenges. If you could get somebody off heroin, would it be worth it? Even if it meant risking the potential of them getting addicted to another substance? What if using that substance was much safer than using heroin? Would that change your answer?

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The Repeat Rehab Experience: What If It Takes More Than One Attempt?

Many people think that substance abuse rehab should be a one-time cure for addiction, but the reality is that everyone’s rehab experience is different. While certain therapies—like cognitive behavioral therapy—are highly effective for most people who enroll in drug rehab programs, they do not always work for every single person. In fact, mental health professionals …

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Comfort in Recovery: Why Amenities Make an Important Difference

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 …

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Stages of Recovery: Threats to Expect in Early and Later Recovery

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.

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Medical Marijuana as an Alternative to Opioids

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 …

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