Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Sunrise Recovery Ranch to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Sunrise Recovery Ranch.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

High IQ Kids Likely to Use Drugs

Women especially are likely to use illegal drugs when they exhibit a high aptitude for learning.

Children who are found to have high IQs in early childhood are more likely to use illegal drugs when they get older.

This is especially true for women, who are more than twice as likely to use drugs like marijuana and cocaine as adults when they have a higher-than-average IQ.  

Men with higher IQs are 50 percent more likely to use amphetamines and ecstasy as adults.

These new findings come from a U.K. study of nearly 8,000 people born in 1970.  Researchers measured each test subject’s IQ at ages 5 and 10 and asked a series of questions about psychological problems and drug use at ages 16 and 30.  Their findings were consistent even when other factors such as social and economic status were taken into account.

Parents, teachers and school administrators should be aware that high academic achievement in school does not rule out the possibility that a teenager is using drugs.

This study shows that honor role students may be more likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol than their more average peers.

The results of the study were published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.  In a related press release, author James White stated that the findings were “counterintuitive” and unexpected.  Intelligent people who were born in the 1970s are more educated than previous generations about good health. They tend to avoid cigarettes, exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet.  White and his team now theorize that when it comes to illegal drugs, this group of people is more likely to ignore the health risks because they are open to experimentation and new experiences.

A link may also exist between the boredom and loneliness that are often associated with gifted children and their use of drugs as teenagers and adults.

In this case, drugs may be used by smarter people as a form of self-medication for psychological distress.  Drugs also may be used as a way to fit in with a peer group, providing a coping mechanism for social isolation.

An important piece of data that is missing from the study is a measure of the rate of drug addiction among people with higher intelligence.  According to White, the study did not measure the frequency of drug use among participants.  The study did mention other recent studies that link high IQ test scores in childhood with alcohol abuse and dependence in adult life, so the chances are good that people with higher IQs who use drugs also face problems with dependence and addiction.

According to James White, the study does not draw any conclusions about cause and effect for drug use among people with higher IQs.  More study will be needed in the future to determine the best ways to help intelligent children avoid the use of illicit drugs when they get older.