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Navigating the Holiday Minefield
Ah, the holidays! The time of year when worries are sent packing and the world is bright with cheer, love, and lots and lots of…
Lost and Afraid
As we drove up to the historic-looking white building outside of Philadelphia, I felt oddly detached, almost numb. Ordinarily, such a place would have sparked…
What to Expect During Opioid Withdrawal: A Timeline
What are Opioids Doing to Pennsylvanians? In Pennsylvania, there have been over 47,600 opioid deaths in a year. Pennsylvania is in the top ten states…
What to Expect if You Are Getting Treatment for Mental Health or Addiction in Pittsburgh, PA
Seeking help for any medical condition can be a harrowing experience. Few things are as scary as seeking help for an addiction disorder. There is…
Fentanyl Addiction in Pittsburgh, PA: What is It and What Do I Need to Know About It?
Fentanyl is one of the most dangerous drugs in the country. Addiction treatment for fentanyl is becoming more and more requested as people are becoming…
Residential Rehab for Addiction: What Options are Available?
There are many factors to take into account when choosing the right residential treatment program for addiction. Some things like: • How long does the…
PHP for Heroin Treatment: Are you a Candidate?
What is a Partial Hospitalization Program? Partial Hospitalization Programs are often a good choice in detoxing and recovering from heroin addiction as well as other…
Alcoholism in Pittsburgh PA: Statistics, and Treatment Options
Part of the problem with identifying alcoholism and when your loved one needs to go to an alcohol rehab clinic like ours in Pittsburgh, PA…
Residential Treatment for Heroin Addiction: A Recovery Timeline
Recovery from heroin addiction is hard work and it can be very scary to admit that you have a problem and that you need help.…
Is Your Alcoholism Caused by Something Bigger? 8 Indicators that it Could be Caused by Depression
Alcoholism can be difficult enough to deal with on its own. Things get more problematic when mental illnesses, such as depression enter the scene. Please…
Scary Statistics on Dual Diagnosis in Pennsylvania
The statistics on drug use in Pennsylvania alone are horrific. Possibly more terrifying is a large number of people with dual diagnosis here in Pennsylvania…
Equine Therapy for Addiction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Equine therapy is a new type of program that places horses and patients together under the guidance of trained mental health professionals. There are many…
Life in Recovery Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Feel at Home
Recovery is more than the process of ending substance abuse. It’s the process of rebuilding and healing. Individuals who suffer from addiction need the opportunity…
What Are Opiates and How Are They So Addictive?
The opioid epidemic is constantly making headlines. Read more...
How Long Is Cocaine in Your System? The Common Long-Term Effects of Cocaine Use
Cocaine is a powerful stimulant derived from the coca plant. Read more...
Choosing Rehab Clothing: The Ultimate Packing Checklist for Inpatient Treatment
Over 1.3 million Americans enter a rehab facility each year to fight an addiction. If you're among them, you deserve congratulations for taking this important and brave…
How to Identify Signs of Opiate Abuse in a Loved One
Has a loved one started to act erratically, or just… differently? Has their behavior changed so much so that you believe it could be a…
Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy for Addiction: Separating Fact from Fiction
If you're looking into potential treatment options for alcoholism or drug addiction, it's quite likely you'll come across facilities that offer cognitive behavioral therapy, or…
What to Expect from Inpatient Drug Treatment
Drug overdoses kill an average of 44,000 people every year. They are the number one cause of injury-related death in America. Substance abusers are in desperate need for a…
Does Health Insurance Cover Substance Abuse?
Although over 22 million Americans need treatment for a drug or alcohol problem, less than 2.5 million ever get that treatment. There are barriers to getting treatment…