How to Choose the Best Drug Rehab Facility for You

When it comes to choosing a rehabilitation facility, there is no doubt that one size definitely does not fit all. Choosing an effective drug rehab for you or your loved one’s needs depends largely on the methods of treatment, the types of amenities preferred, the opportunities for holistic growth, and a variety of other important…

“Bridging”: A New Prescription Drug Abuse Trend

Bridging is a street term used to describe the abuse of prescription drugs, not to gain a high, but to minimize withdrawal symptoms between highs. The practice is most common among people suffering from opioid and benzodiazepine addiction. Both families of drugs cause severe withdrawal symptoms. Opioid and Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms If your loved one…

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…

Jim McGreevey’s “Fall to Grace”: Rehab vs. Imprisonment

In 2004, New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey announced he was a gay American engaged in an extramarital affair and submitted his resignation. McGreevey’s governorship had been controversial, dogged by charges of political fundraising extortion. His appointment of Golan Cipel to the position of homeland security advisor was met with criticism that Cipel was unqualified for…

When a Loved One Needs Emergency Drug Treatment

Alcohol and drug abuse are dangerous behaviors, capable of causing serious and life-threatening complications. You may reach a point when trying to convince your loved one to seek help is no longer enough, and you have to arrange emergency drug rehab despite objections and resistance. Signs of Substance Abuse You may be unsure whether or…

You Deserve Discretion and Privacy During Recovery

Privacy and discretion are important considerations when entering drug or alcohol rehab. Substance abuse, while a recognized mental disorder, still carries a social stigma. You don’t want the world to know about your personal struggles, and you have a right to privacy. At The Ranch PA, your health history, current addiction and treatment stay completely…

Teens with ADHD are More Likely to Abuse Drugs

A study published in the February, 2013 edition of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports what many substance abuse therapists and parents suspected — children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to abuse marijuana and cigarettes, and they are more likely to require the services of drug and rehab…