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Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Getting Help for a Loved One Who Is Addicted to Cocaine

By |2021-03-02T18:14:25-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

Cocaine is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant made from the coca plant that is native to South America. It is most often sold as a fine white powder that is snorted into the nose, rubbed into the gums, or dissolved in water and injected with a needle. The drug can also be found as [...]

What to Do When Your Adult Child Struggles with Addiction

By |2021-02-18T20:25:51-05:00February 15th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Parenting, Addiction, and Recovery Parenting is never easy—especially when you know your child is suffering. If your adult child has a drug or alcohol problem, you may feel powerless to help and afraid of what the future will hold. At St. Joseph Institute for Addiction, we believe recovery is possible for all those who desire [...]

A Guide to Clonazepam Addiction

By |2021-01-27T11:11:29-05:00January 26th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

Sold under the brand name Klonopin, clonazepam is used to treat panic disorders in adults, as well as seizure disorders in both adults and children. Like other benzodiazepines, clonazepam has a high potential for abuse and addiction because it creates feelings of peace, relaxation, and euphoria. About Clonazepam Clonazepam was first introduced to the United [...]

Antidepressants and Addiction Recovery

By |2021-01-15T11:35:59-05:00January 13th, 2021|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

Often, people who are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction also suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. Treating these underlying conditions is an essential part of the substance abuse recovery process. How Are Antidepressants Used in Addiction Recovery? Antidepressants are prescription medications that can be used to treat a wide [...]

How to Help a Friend Enter Rehab

By |2020-10-23T16:56:12-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Resource|

Whether you've known for some time that your friend is struggling with a substance use disorder or you only recently became aware of the problem, it's wonderful that you want to show your support for their desire to seek treatment. Worrying about saying—or doing—the wrong thing is understandable, but to ease your concerns the team [...]

September Is National Recovery Month: A Reminder That Recovery Is Always Possible

By |2020-09-24T13:32:54-04:00September 21st, 2020|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

National Recovery Month is observed every September to recognize the struggles faced by those who have been diagnosed with substance use disorders or other mental health conditions. For 31 years, National Recovery Month celebrations have served as a reminder that there's always hope for recovery no matter what challenges a person has faced in the [...]

Coping with Chronic Pain During COVID-19

By |2020-09-04T12:59:36-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Health|

What Is Chronic Pain? Chronic pain is defined as pain that is experienced on most days of the week for a period of six months or more. A wide range of medical conditions, including osteoarthritis, autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, and migraines, have been linked to chronic pain. In total, the U.S. Pain Foundation estimates that [...]

How Alcohol Affects Your Immune System

By |2020-07-13T12:56:04-04:00July 10th, 2020|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Health|

The Importance of a Strong Immune System The coronavirus pandemic has bought newfound attention to the importance of a strong immune system. Individuals with underlying medical conditions that weaken the immune system have an increased risk of developing COVID-19 complications that can lead to hospitalization or death. Alcohol weakens the body's immune system in several [...]

Don’t Put Off Rehab Over COVID-19 Fears

By |2020-06-25T15:40:58-04:00June 21st, 2020|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Health|

Now Is the Time If you've been worried about your drinking or drug use, you might find yourself wondering whether it's better to seek treatment now or to wait until the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has passed. While we understand your concern, the team at St. Joseph Institute for Addiction's Pennsylvania residential drug and alcohol treatment [...]

Symptoms of Addiction You Might Not Have Seen Before Quarantine

By |2020-05-28T12:51:55-04:00May 26th, 2020|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

Harder to Hide The signs of addiction are often very subtle—especially in the early stages of a substance use disorder. This means that in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, they can be easy to miss. One unexpected effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is that quarantine restrictions have made it easier to spot potential [...]