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Heroin Addiction in Pittsburgh, PA: Statistics and Treatment Options

The statistics of heroin abuse in Pittsburgh, PA, and the surrounding areas are astounding. Deaths from heroin overdose are on the rise. This article covers not only key statistics but includes an outline of DreamLife Recovery’s rehabilitation program. The Volume of the Problem Pennsylvania ranks 26th in national opioid abuse statistics. Heroin, a popular opioid, is often seized kilograms at a time (one kilogram is over 2.2 pounds). Not only this but...

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 first step towards sobriety. You may also be wondering exactly what you should bring with you for your stay in rehab. While this varies by treatment center, we've pulled together a general list to give you an idea of what to take with you—and what you...

Dangerous Drugs: What’s the Difference Between Crack and Coke?

Crack, cocaine, snow, and powder? What does it all mean? Drugs come in a variety of forms. But just because one type looks different from the other, there isn't a "safe" way to ingest cocaine. Any kind of cocaine usage leads to physical and mental harm that requires in-house treatment. What is the difference between crack and cocaine, and how can I tell if someone I love is suffering from a cocaine...

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 solution. Are you seeking inpatient drug treatment for yourself or a loved one? Maybe you're avoiding treatment or bringing up the subject because you don't know what to expect? The unknown can be scary, but the first step to recovery is accepting an addiction and choosing to attend...

Recovery Questions and Answers: 7 Frequently Asked Questions About Drug Treatment Programs

The estimated cost of drug abuse a year in the US is more than $820 billion. It is an epidemic in our society that has no cure. Thankfully, there is treatment. Read on for the top 7 most commonly asked recovery questions and their answers. 1. What Exactly is Addiction Rehab? The first question people ask about recovery treatment is always, "what is it"? Recovery treatments are varied. There are many drug treatment options out there....

How to Get Someone into Rehab: A Guide for Loved Ones of an Addict

Watching someone you care about struggle with addiction can break your heart and make you second-guess everything you say and do. Your loved one may be in denial, and you may feel like you’re walking a fine line between helping and enabling. You may have suggested rehab, only to get shot down. As things get worse, you’ll start to wonder what you’re doing wrong. Don’t blame yourself. Studies show that only 11 percent...

How Does Rehab Work?

The opioid epidemic has captured the public's attention with its frightening death toll. Yet, opioid addiction represents a comparatively small amount of total drug addiction in the US. Of the approximately 20 million Americans who struggle with substance abuse, opioid abuse accounts for around 10 percent. When someone struggling with substance abuse or their loved ones look into treatment options, they'll typically find lots of references to rehab. Of course, saying...

What to Expect from a Heroin Detox

Research shows that more than 130 people die every day in the United States as a result of an opioid overdose. From prescription painkillers to synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl, the epidemic is very real, dangerous, and costly, creating an economic burden across the country that equals around $78.5 billion per year. Within this class of drugs is another well-known culprit: heroin. Are you or someone you know addicted to heroin? If so,...

Is a Partial Hospitalization Program Right for You? Find Out Here

Drug and alcohol abuse affects more than 23.5 million people in the United States. If you're struggling with addiction, you're definitely not alone. Research shows that those who take part in addiction recovery programs achieve greater rates of sobriety than those who do not. It's important to note that not all programs are the same, though. Often, the most effective treatment program is a partial hospitalization program. Never heard of this kind of program? Not sure...

What to Expect From an Alcohol Detox

Despite being legal, alcohol is actually an incredibly dangerous drug. There's a lot of potential for addiction and the process of withdrawing from alcohol is extremely difficult. In fact, alcohol is one of the only drugs that has potentially lethal side effects when you stop using it. It's also very difficult to quit, as alcohol is everywhere in our society. To maximize your chances of successfully stopping drinking, you should consider...

Does Insurance Cover Rehab? 7 FAQ’s About Insurance for Rehab

You know you have a problem, and you know you need to fix it. But you also know that you can't do it if you're still running in the same circles while trying to heal. That's okay. For many, addiction recovery works best in residential treatment where you can focus solely on getting better. This is when you start asking yourself, "Does insurance cover rehab?" We're glad you asked. Here are answers...

What to Expect From an Opiate Detox

Opiates are responsible for the death of over 900 people per week in the United States. Millions of people are addicted to opiates such as heroin or prescription pain killers, and this number is rapidly increasing. In order to avoid the potentially devastating consequences of opiate addiction, it's vital to quit. This process can be difficult, if not impossible, to face on your own. However, there are options for opiate detox that carry...