Blog: Drug Rehab

The 15 Minute Master | How to Make Everything Better 15 Minutes at a Time

The 15 Minute Master—How to Make Everything Better 15 Minutes at a Time Fifteen minutes. It was all my husband and I could manage at the height of our son’s heroin addiction. “Take it one day at a time” is the usual mantra in a crisis. But there is no “usual” with addiction. No normal, […]


Navigating the Holiday Minefield

by Mary Fran Bontempo 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 temptation, triggers and potential traps for those struggling with addiction.  When families are embroiled in a loved one’s addiction, the holidays can […]


Lost and Afraid

by Mary Fran Bontempo 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 my curiosity about the origins of the house—what had it been used for years ago? Philadelphia is an area rich in history, something I always […]


Residential Treatment for Heroin Addiction: A Timeline of Recovery

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. What’s most important is the realization that you want help and you want to commit to sobriety. Here at DreamLife Recovery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we are committed to making your […]


Shooting, Smoking, and Snorting Heroin: The 12 Clear Signs of Heroin Addiction

Heroin use can be a devastating and life-threatening habit. If you’ve recently noticed a friend or loved one shooting, smoking, or snorting heroin, you are probably concerned about their level of addiction to the drug. If so, it’s important to educate your self on the signs of heroin addiction. Too often, people assume their friends […]


How to Help Someone With Addiction, When You’ve Tried Everything Else

Addictions can confuse even the most centered and intelligent people in the world. This is because addictions don’t follow the laws of logic and reason. For many, this can lead to extreme frustration and a feeling of defeat. Especially, when they feel like they’ve tried everything to help someone overcome an addiction. Knowing how to […]


Rehab Pennsylvania: The Step-By-Step Process of Detox and Recovery

According to NIDA, opioid-related death in Pennsylvania equaled to 2548 in 2017. This shows why rehab Pennsylvania facilities have a massive task in tackling addiction and drug abuse. For alcohol and drug addiction, not any treatment can help you. It is vital to look for the most appropriate health facility that will help you overcome the drug […]


What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program? Is It Right for Me?

Addiction is a treatable disorder. Medical professionals classify addiction as a chronic disease. The good news is that the relapse rate for substance abuse is lower than that of other chronic diseases. In fact, studies show that intensive outpatient programs are just as effective as in-patient treatments. But what is an intensive outpatient program? Read on for the answers you […]


Overcoming Your Oxycodone Withdrawal: What to Expect in Treatment and Recovery

Opiate addiction in the United States has reached an all-time high. A report released by the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 2016 found that 2 million U.S. citizens suffered from addiction to prescription opioid painkillers. Prescription opioids like oxycodone caused more than 20,000 overdose deaths the year before. If you suffer from an addiction, you may […]


What Should a Person Consider When Choosing a Drug Treatment Program? A Decision-Making Guide

There are roughly 21.5 million people in the United States over the age of 12 who are currently dealing with a substance abuse disorder. Of this 21.5 million, only about 11 percent ever get help to overcome their addictions. If you’ve been considering getting help and attending a drug treatment program, you’re already miles ahead of many others […]


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