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What is Wet Brain? Stages, Symptoms & Treatment

Wet Brain Definition Wet brain, also referred to as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, is a brain disorder resulting from vitamin B (thiamine) deficiency. The condition is commonly seen in individuals suffering from alcohol use disorders (AUD). Wet brain requires medical treatment, which often includes thiamine supplements. Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, also commonly known as wet brain, is [...]

By |2022-03-14T22:39:07+00:00March 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is Wet Brain? Stages, Symptoms & Treatment

Why go to drug rehab out of state?

Should you go to out-of-state rehab? Many attempt to get clean from drugs and alcohol in their hometown, but find that the stressors of daily life and an unsupportive environment make it hard to stay on track. Recovery is not easy. And being surrounded by the people, places and situations that trigger the desire [...]

By |2022-02-11T20:21:51+00:00February 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why go to drug rehab out of state?

How alcoholic fathers affect their daughters

The effects of alcoholic fathers on daughters  As the daughter of an alcoholic father, you are likely well aware of the negative consequences of alcoholism. Alcohol use disorders don’t just hurt alcoholics. Children of alcoholics often suffer a great deal as a result of their parent’s drinking. If you grew up in an alcoholic [...]

By |2022-01-20T23:37:43+00:00January 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How alcoholic fathers affect their daughters

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 [...]

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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

Announcement: Scholarship award winner 2021-2021 We are pleased to announce that Dominique Rehl has been awarded the Liberty Ranch Addiction & Mental Health Scholarship 2021-2022. Dominique’s brother’s struggle with addiction motivated her to help others struggling with substance use disorders (SUD). Dominique is studying to be a physician. Her long-term goal is to work [...]

By |2022-01-26T21:05:10+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