Macklemore’s Past Drug Addiction

There’s no way to glorify this pavement Syrup, Percocet, and an eighth a day will leave you broke, depressed, and emotionally vacant. Those are the words to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s Otherside, a lyrical tale of the days Macklemore spent living with an addiction to drugs and alcohol. His inspiring comeback from substance abuse, capped…

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Is Society’s Perception of Addiction Changing?

Drew Barrymore. Eric Clapton. Robert Downey Jr. What do all of these celebrities have in common? They are all former substance abusers who beat addiction and earned professional respect after building successful careers. As more people come forward to acknowledge their addictions, the stigma of substance abuse — as well as the public’s perception of…

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Prescription Painkillers: The Gateway to Heroin Abuse

Did you know there are more deaths every year from prescription opioid overdose than from either traffic accidents or homicides? All too often people struggling with opioid dependency begin their descent into addiction with a single prescription for Vicodin, OxyContin, or another legitimate painkiller. Then, as dependency grows, the user increases the dose and eventually…

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See The Ranch PA on YouTube

  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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