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Addiction Recovery Means Breaking Free From the Trap of Codependency

By |2021-10-22T16:47:34-04:00October 22nd, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, The Path of Addiction Recovery|

Building the foundation for a lasting recovery requires rethinking past relationship dynamics. Often, the people we work with at our Pennsylvania residential addiction treatment center are involved in unhealthy codependent relationships and need help breaking the cycle of toxic behavior so they can face the future with confidence. What It Means to Be in a [...]

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Tips for Telling People You’re Going to Rehab

By |2021-10-15T14:01:17-04:00October 10th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

Once you've made the decision to seek treatment for your substance use disorder, you may wonder how to share the news that you're going to rehab. This can be an intimidating conversation to have, but it's an important part of your recovery journey. Here, we share some tips to help you decide what you wish [...]

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Staying Sober on the Weekend

By |2021-08-30T17:25:21-04:00August 30th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

Even if you feel relatively confident in your sobriety during the week, the weekend may be another story entirely. If you spend years viewing the weekend as a non-stop chance to party, it can be difficult to imagine staying sober on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This is understandable, but we promise that real-life relaxation will [...]

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The Dangers of Binge Drinking Among Older Adults

By |2021-08-18T14:28:11-04:00August 18th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

Most people associate binge drinking with rebellious teens and party-loving college students, but this dangerous form of alcohol consumption occurs among people of all ages. In fact, a study published by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that 10% of all adults over 65 regularly engage in binge drinking. What Qualifies as Binge [...]

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Substance Abuse in High Achievers: Convincing the Functional Addict to Seek Help

By |2021-07-30T19:57:52-04:00July 29th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

One of the biggest misconceptions about addiction is that substance use disorders only happen to people who aren't successful. A substance use disorder is a chronic illness with complex biological and environmental triggers. It's not a character flaw or a condition caused by a lack of willpower. A Substance Use Disorder Can Happen to Anyone [...]

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Overdose Deaths Are on the Rise, Which Means Encouraging Your Loved One to Seek Addiction Treatment Is More Important Than Ever

By |2021-07-19T12:23:03-04:00July 19th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

  The coronavirus pandemic changed many aspects of our daily routine—and exacerbated the difficulties already faced by people struggling with substance use disorders. Recently released statistics show that overdose deaths rose dramatically in 2020. Consider the following: From October 2019 to October 2020, overdose deaths from drugs of all types increased by 30% across the [...]

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Self-Harm and Substance Abuse Are Often Connected

By |2021-07-01T11:22:38-04:00June 30th, 2021|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

It's common knowledge that people who struggle with substance use disorders often suffer from mental health challenges. However, the link between self-harm and substance abuse is frequently misunderstood. Understanding Self-Harm Self-harm refers to any behavior that intentionally causes injury to the body. Common types of self-harm include: Cutting with a knife or other sharp object [...]

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Tramadol May Not Be the Most Powerful Opioid, But This Painkiller Can Still Be Addictive

By |2021-07-01T11:24:47-04:00June 17th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Opioids|

Tramadol is often prescribed for patients suffering from moderate to severe pain because it is less addictive than other types of opioid painkillers. However, it's important to understand that this drug still carries a very real risk of abuse and addiction. About Tramadol Tramadol was invented in 1962, but it was not sold in the [...]

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What You Need to Know About Ambien Addiction

By |2021-07-01T11:26:38-04:00June 12th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

Insomnia Insomnia is one of the most common health complaints among American adults, affecting between 30 and 50 percent of people at some point during their lives. It can be caused by a wide range of factors, including chronic pain, depression, stress, erratic work schedules, and poor sleep hygiene. Prescription sleep aids, such as Ambien, [...]

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5 Myths About Suboxone

By |2021-07-01T11:29:09-04:00May 20th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, The Path of Addiction Recovery|

Opioid addictions can have devastating consequences—ranging from job loss, divorce, or arrest to a fatal overdose. Medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone helps people with opioid use disorders build the foundation for a lasting recovery, but it's often misunderstood. Suboxone Myths To help you make an informed decision about the best way to proceed with your addiction [...]

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