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What is Polysubstance Abuse?

Understanding polysubstance abuse Polysubstance abuse is the use of two or more drugs (or alcohol) together or in a short period of time. Essentially, a user will combine substances to enhance or change a drug’s effects. This can mean using two or more substances at the same time or using additional substances before the [...]

By |2021-09-29T21:42:35+00:00September 29th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is Polysubstance Abuse?

What is Ethanol Abuse?

What is ethanol and how is it abused? Ethanol, also medically referred to as EtOH, is the substance in alcoholic beverages that causes a person to become intoxicated. Ethyl alcohol, another name for the ethanol, is a natural bi-product of plant fermentation. On its own, it is clear, colorless and highly flammable. Ethanol is [...]

By |2021-09-14T20:17:51+00:00September 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is Ethanol Abuse?

What is Methedrine?

Methedrine: Uses, risk & treatment options What is methedrine? Methedrine, a brand name for methamphetamine hydrochloride, is a central nervous stimulant. Although the methedrine brand was once medically prescribed, the drug can be extremely addictive and cause devastating consequences to a person’s health and life. At present, the name methedrine is often used interchangeably [...]

By |2021-08-17T22:49:19+00:00August 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is Methedrine?

How to Help a Drug Addict Son

Do you know how to help a drug addict son? Watching a child struggle with addiction can be one of the most painful experiences in a parent’s life. Try as you might, you can’t force your son to stop using drugs. In fact, sometimes your efforts backfire, and you actually end up enabling his [...]

By |2021-06-29T19:59:49+00:00April 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Help a Drug Addict Son

Addiction & Mental Health Scholarship 2021

The Liberty Ranch Addiction & Mental Health Scholarship 2021 As a part of our mission to help those struggling with addiction heal and build a brighter future, the Liberty Ranch is offering the Addiction & Mental Health Scholarship 2021, a $1000 scholarship geared towards individuals who have struggled with mental health challenges, have been impacted by substance abuse or [...]

By |2021-07-14T13:18:27+00:00March 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Addiction & Mental Health Scholarship 2021

When and how to let go of a drug addict son 

When and how to let go of a drug addict son  Living with a child with a substance use disorder is not easy, to say the least. As a parent, you do everything you can to protect your child from harm. But what do you do when your child continues to harm themselves with [...]

By |2021-02-25T16:26:26+00:00February 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When and how to let go of a drug addict son 

Highlighting sober changemakers: Recovery works

Recovery works with Austin Cooper We talk a lot about addiction and treatment here at the Liberty Ranch. But it’s also important to consider how life in general changes while in recovery. Recovery works for so many, but it involves shifting one’s priorities entirely. Entering the world as a sober person can be a [...]

By |2021-01-28T17:51:26+00:00January 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Highlighting sober changemakers: Recovery works

10+ Inspiring Quotes for Addicts and Those Who Love Them

Love & Addiction Quotes on Understanding Addiction  Sometimes when things are hard, a few small words can help get you and your loved one get through a difficult day. Whether or not the author knew these quotes would be applied to addiction and love, their wise words carry insight for those struggling. If you [...]

By |2021-06-15T23:18:30+00:00September 1st, 2020|Addiction, Inspirational, Recovery, Relationships, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10+ Inspiring Quotes for Addicts and Those Who Love Them

Short-Term & Long-Term Effects of Alcohol on the Body & Brain

Although legal, overindulging in alcoholic beverages can come with some very serious consequences. In fact, the long-term effects of alcohol can be fatal for some. In 2017 alone a recorded 22,246 people died from alcoholic liver disease and 35,823 more passed away in alcohol-induced deaths. Another 10,874 deaths from alcohol-impaired auto accidents occurred in [...]

By |2021-06-15T23:23:45+00:00July 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Short-Term & Long-Term Effects of Alcohol on the Body & Brain

Is Alcohol a Depressant and How Does it Affect your Brain?

In line with common knowledge, alcohol is considered to be a depressant. However, this doesn't explain the whole story. You may wonder why alcohol is categorized as a depressant since many experience a buzz and feelings of excitement, energy and even aggression when drinking. Although it is a depressant, alcohol also shares some properties [...]

By |2021-06-15T23:36:28+00:00June 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is Alcohol a Depressant and How Does it Affect your Brain?