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  Are you interested in learning more about The Ranch PA, drug addiction, or the business of the illicit drug trade? Explore The Ranch PA on YouTube and learn more about the risks, costs, and recoveries that define substance abuse. The Business and Cost of Addiction Drug addiction costs the United States billions of dollars…

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How Much Do Fish Drink, Anyway?

The ages-old expression, “drinks like a fish,” likely relates to the idea that people who drink heavily are like fish that consume water all day long in order to breathe its oxygen. In use since 1640, the expression originates from Fletcher and Shirley’s “The Night-Walker, or the Little Theife.” You don’t have to watch a…

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Russia’s Drinkers Resist AA

The drug and alcohol addiction problems in the United States cost our citizens billions of dollars each year in medical expenses, lost wages, crime, and more. They also take an unmeasured toll on family relationships, professional aspirations, and personal goals. As serious as the addiction problem is in the U.S., Russians have it worse —…

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The Growing Need for Effective Pain Management

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain, costing the U.S. over half a trillion dollars in lost productivity and medical expenses every year, according to Stanford University. Unfortunately, the medicines physicians prescribe to treat intolerable pain symptoms are often opiate-based and addictive, and many individuals become physically dependent on them to simply feel…

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Staying Sober in a Pro-Alcohol Society

Drinking alcohol is a legal and popular pastime in the United States and around the world. Alcohol, it seems, is everywhere — from your favorite restaurant to the fridge in your brother’s house, learning to fit in and feel comfortable in a pro-alcohol society is essential for the recovering alcoholic. Although living a sober lifestyle…

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