Relapse: The Revolving Door – Video Infographic

Embed and share <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/JQWmmEu2b8E?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>Video By <a title=”Video Infographic by The Ranch PA” href=”https://dmclarityway.wpengine.com”>The Ranch PA</a> Relapse: Returning to Addiction After Sobriety Did you know that the strongest cravings to use drugs or alcohol after quitting an addictive lifestyle occur several months after sobriety begins? For many individuals, even a 90-day…

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Baby Boomers and Substance Abuse

When people think of drug abuse, they usually picture thrill-seeking young adults and teens. They certainly don’t picture grandparents. But as the baby boomers age, rates of substance abuse in the elderly are increasing at a frightening rate. Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, and an Aging Population According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration…

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Relapse: It’s All in Your Head

A study from the National Institute of Health indicates hyperactive brain activity may be associated with higher rates of relapse after inpatient drug treatment. The study could make it possible to identify patients at high risk of relapse, so they could receive more intensive follow-up care after leaving rehab clinics. Hyperactivity and Relapse Rates The…

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Is Rehab “Pointless?”

In May of 2012 Lindsay Lohan voluntarily went into rehab. Prior to admission, she gave an interview to Piers Morgan in which she called court-ordered rehab “pointless” and “a joke.” In the same interview she explained she was entering rehab because she needed some time to just be with herself, free from the pressures of…

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Relapse: The Revolving Door – Infographic

One of the persistent challenges of fighting addiction is the risk of relapse — the full return to an addictive lifestyle after an attempt to quit. Addiction crosses all demographic borders, and it’s possible for anyone recovering from drug or alcohol addiction to relapse. It’s also possible to never relapse during your recovery. Remember, relapse…

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Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

If your loved one has a substance abuse disorder, it’s likely he or she also suffers from another mental illness. The combination of substance abuse with a second mental illness is called dual diagnosis. Both conditions need treatment for effective addiction recovery. By the Numbers According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration…

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Executive Recovery Programs at The Ranch PA

The Ranch PA was created following my own experiences with addiction and inpatient treatment. Having been not only a business owner but also a husband and a father when I went into treatment, I particularly wanted to make sure we could accommodate the needs of executives, which include professional and personal elements. Understanding the Needs…

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Increased Access to Drug Treatment Coming Soon

Approximately 60 years ago, addiction was classified as a disease. This was an enormous step forward, as the new definition meant substance abuse was a health issue, not a personal failing. Unfortunately, old beliefs die hard, and six decades later, society still tends to blame the victim. This reluctance to accept addiction as a disease…

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