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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 …

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Monitoring the Future: The Latest Trends in Substance Abuse

Staying informed about the latest trends in teen drug use is one of the most important roles the National Institute on Drug Abuse plays. The latest survey, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan and named the 2013 Monitoring the Future study, examined substance abuse in 8th, 10th and 12th graders in schools around …

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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 …

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The Deadliest Intoxication

Painkillers and alcohol are everywhere. They’re also the fastest rising cause of emergency room visits in the United States, with the number of people seeking treatment for combined overdose rising 300 percent between 1999 and 2010. Prescription drugs, such as painkillers and benzodiazepines, mixed with alcohol are the newest and deadliest mix. What to Know …

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Pet Therapy Is a Rising Trend in Alternative Treatment

If you’re an animal lover, you already know how much better you feel after spending time with a sweet cat, a loving dog, or another cuddly animal. The latest trend in alternative therapy is pet therapy, where people who once struggled with substance abuse or who are fighting serious illnesses spend time with animals trained …

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The Relationship Between Drug Use and HIV

Most people understand the risks associated with addiction to mental health. Although drug abuse also damages physical health, one overlooked consequence of addiction is sexually transmitted disease. People who abuse drugs and alcohol are far more likely to suffer from STDs such as HIV and more — and not only those who share needles during …

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Adderall Facts & Myths

How much do you know about Adderall? While the number of people abusing prescription stimulants is skyrocketing, few understand their effects and risks. Adderall myths are often confused with facts, furthering the epidemic. Below we will distinguish the facts about Adderall from the common misunderstandings.Common Myths about Adderall1. Adderall is just another performance enhancer.Many substances …

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