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DreamLife Recovery is located in Donegal, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh.
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Co-dependency and Addiction
Codependency and addiction have a strong connection although they are two different conditions people may struggle to manage. Codependency is when one person develops an…
Alcohol Treatment Options Can Vary Depending Upon the Severity of an Individual’s Alcohol Problem
An estimated 88,129 people died from excess use of alcohol between 2006 and 2010. Alcohol abuse has become a prevalent issue in the United States over the…
Robert Downey Jr.’s Heroic Recovery: From Addict to Iron Man
One of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr., is as well-known for being a talented, successful actor as he is for his struggle…
Why Addressing Addiction Alone Won’t Work – Addiction and Trauma
Historically, substance abuse treatment was a single-focus intervention–to get the “addict” to stop using. Clinically, counselors and therapists only focused on the addiction perhaps assuming…
What’s the Difference Between Crack and Coke?
Aside from the names, what is the difference between crack and cocaine? Read more...
Mind, Body, Soul: A Holistic Approach to Mental Health
When you hear the word “holistic,” what do you think? You may associate it with an organic health food store or barefoot yogis chanting “OM”…
7 Surprising Facts About Xanax
Xanax is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. It is the brand name for the anti-anxiety medication alprazolam and is classified as a…
An Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder- Written by Our Clinical Staff
Personality, what is it? How is it formed? How we think, feel, and behave are characteristics of our personality and can account for the consistent…
Co-occurring Disorders: A Battle Raging Within
Treatment for addiction is not a “one size fits all” plan. Individualized plans and therapies ensure that not only their addiction is addressed but also…
The Connection Between Substance Abuse and Suicide
Chances are you, or someone you know, has been touched by the tragedy of suicide. With suicide rates increasing at a dramatic clip, gaining a…
Sexual Addiction and Substance Abuse
Substance abuse and dependency is rarely a standalone disease. Most people often have other behavioral health issues or problems related to unresolved trauma and are diagnosed with co-occurring…
Stress and Addiction: A Dangerous Combination
The month of May promises the beauty of springtime with the renewal of spirit, which makes May perfect for being designated Mental Health Awareness month.…
7 Eye-Opening Signs of Alcoholism
In 2015, 15.1 million Americans had an alcohol problem. Read more...
7 Rehab Essentials to Prepare for Residential Inpatient Treatment
Overcoming substance abuse isn't easy. But seeking help for your problem is a huge, and courageous, first step. Read more...
What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)?
If you or someone you love is dealing with a substance abuse problem, it might feel like your options for getting help are limited. You…
Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, or DBT, is used to bring the opposing view points of change and acceptance together. This clash of concepts allows a person…
Recovery Work Initiative Internship Program
DreamLife’s Recovery Work Initiative Internship Program DreamLife Recovery, located in Donegal, Pennsylvania, is a drug and alcohol rehab facility with MAT, detox, residential, and aftercare planning. Treatment is provided…
Confused About Furlough During COVID-19 Crisis?
Do you still have insurance? COVID-19 is affecting every aspect of our lives right now. Unfortunately, it has led to people being laid off or…
Get Help for Addiction at Our Pet-Friendly Rehab Facility
DreamLife Recovery, located in Donegal, Pennsylvania, is a pet-friendly rehab facility that treats drug and alcohol addiction and co-occurring disorders. Animals provide many benefits for…
Raising Awareness and Ending the Stigma: Alcohol Awareness Month
April is Alcohol Awareness Month to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol. There is a stigma surrounding alcohol and substance abuse that Awareness months…