Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance abuse can have devastating effects on a person’s life. The path to recovery may seem far away, but the right substance abuse recovery program can give you the treatment you need to change your habits.

Our substance abuse treatment considers the whole person, addressing what challenges they have been struggling with in body, mind, and spirit that caused them to begin using alcohol to deal with these issues. DreamLife Recovery personalizes each individual’s treatment experience during their stay at our residential addiction treatment facility.

Therapy Programs & Substance Abuse Programs Available:


If you are interested in our substance abuse treatment program, give us a call or fill out our form. Our admission process starts with a verification of benefits to provide the most accurate cost estimate for your stay. We’ll then follow up with a medical screening over the phone before preparing your travel arrangements to our recovery center in Donegal, PA.

What Is Substance Abuse? +

Substance abuse is a pattern of misuse or overuse of illegal and legal addictive substances. Substances can include marijuana, alcohol, prescription medication, heroin, opiates, cocaine and methamphetamine. People suffering from substance abuse can become addicted to any of these drugs or several.

Many medical professionals will also refer to the term “substance dependence.” When your tolerance increases, you can develop a dependence and need more to achieve the same “high.” Substance dependence is dangerous and can make people feel helpless. We provide a way out through substance abuse treatment programs.

Common Causes and Risk Factors of Substance Abuse +

Some people are at risk of substance abuse depending on their environment, while others may have learned to normalize addiction through their upbringing. There is no one cause of substance abuse, but there are many things we can identify as common risk factors. The following are a few examples:

  • Genetics: Scientists are still learning about the connection between genetics and addiction, but we know that there is one. Your genetic relationship to someone with addiction may affect your brain’s response to substances and increase your risk.
  • Social or environmental pressure: Your environment determines how you see the world and develop your behaviors. If you grew up in an area with normalized substance abuse, you might be more likely to develop an addiction.
  • Personality or disposition: We often hear people discuss “addictive personalities.” Though there is no universal characteristic of addiction, some people willing to engage in risky behaviors may struggle to find their way out.
  • Psychiatric issues: People with mood disorders may begin self-medicating with drugs or alcohol and become addicted. Mental illnesses like anxiety or depression are risk factors for this reason, although they are not guaranteed causes.

Get to Know DreamLife Recovery

Our rehab facility in western Pennsylvania allows you to enjoy the peaceful, natural setting while receiving treatment. We provide a safe, comfortable, and caring environment for your recovery. DreamLife Recovery offers a variety of options, which allows us to find a method of therapy that works best for you. We know every person is different, so we individualize each program to find the right fit for you to find success in recovery.

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Signs of Substance Abuse +

Signs and symptoms of abuse will differ per person. If you notice any of the following signs in yourself or a loved one, you may want to find a substance abuse treatment center near you or discuss rehab:

  • Spending a substantial amount of time obtaining or using the substance
  • Using or drinking a high quantity of substances at once
  • Strong cravings for drugs or alcohol
  • Taking time away from work, school or family to use
  • Physical conditions like weight loss, fatigue or red eyes
  • Creating a high tolerance and needing more to achieve the same high
  • Experiencing withdrawal or finding it hard to cut back on use

Substance Withdrawal Symptoms +

Withdrawal is a combination of physical and mental reactions to your detox, and it feels different for everyone. Many factors can change how you feel throughout the withdrawal process. For some, withdrawal is just as dangerous as addiction, so it’s essential to have a team of medical professionals to support you.

These are some common symptoms of substance withdrawal:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Hallucinations
  • Flu symptoms
  • Depressed feelings
  • Fever
  • High blood pressure

How to Begin Substance Abuse Recovery +

The first step to treating addiction is admitting you need help. Through our substance abuse treatment facility, you can address your addiction head-on. With your admission, you can begin to feel happier and healthier as you sober up. At DreamLife Recovery, your inpatient substance abuse treatment is tailored to your needs.

Our substance abuse rehab facility focuses on solutions for patients trying to take back control of their lives. We create treatment plans for every patient, each facilitated by our welcoming medical staff. We provide substance abuse help so you can begin to live your life free of addiction.

Our Substance Abuse Treatment Programs +

At DreamLife Recovery, we use evidence-based strategies and therapies to help people suffering from addiction. We are a substance abuse clinic with a focus on community and support. We communicate with your loved ones, doctors and counselors to determine the best strategy for your healing.

For most patients, substance abuse rehab will follow a similar format:

  • Detox: Detoxification is important in clearing your mind and body before treatment. Our team monitors your progress as you detox and helps to alleviate any pain when possible. Some patients may need Medication-Assisted Treatment to help them through this process.
  • Rehab: Rehab will include substance abuse recovery programs like individualized therapygroup counseling or family therapy. You can begin to see and feel results with access to our amenities, doctors and support system.
  • Discharge planning: Before your substance abuse treatment program has finished, we help you prepare for your transition back home. Patients will leave our facility with the tools they need to succeed throughout their life.
  • Aftercare: After treatment, you will begin rebuilding healthy habits and learning new ways to address personal challenges. Our aftercare planning prepares patients with the network of counselors and support groups they need. Maintaining your sober life may not be easy, but we make sure you’re not alone in the process.

Begin Your DreamLife Recovery Program for Substance Abuse Rehab +

Located in Donegal, Pennsylvania, our substance abuse rehab program is built to get you back on your feet. Patients can develop healthy habits, talk through their issues and learn to cope with their addiction recovery. With our team of medical professionals by your side, you can trust yourself to go through this challenge and come out of it stronger than ever.

At DreamLife Recovery, we believe in reducing obstacles to quality rehab. We want you to get the best help regardless of the bill, so we accept many major insurance providers. Learn more about our billing process online or speak to our team for more information.

The first step toward sobriety is as simple as calling our substance abuse helpline at (844) 402-3592. If you have questions about our programs or want to learn about admission, please reach out to us online.

Resources for Substance Abuse +