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Surviving Quarantine with Sober Activities

Many places have been forced to close during the COVID-19 outbreak; however, DreamLife Recovery is fortunate enough to be able to continue helping people struggling with addiction. DreamLife Recovery is open and accepting patients that want to start their path to recovery. DreamLife Recovery, located in Donegal, PA, is a rehab facility that offers detox, residential, and aftercare programs. DreamLife treats substance abuse, alcohol abuse, and dual diagnoses with addiction. If you or...

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Maintaining Sobriety During COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 is affecting the world, with many counties, cities, states, and countries opting for periods of quarantine to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Events, gatherings, and meetings are being canceled to encourage people to stay at home. But what does this mean for the community that relies on meetings and contact with others to maintain their sobriety? DreamLife Recovery, a rehab facility in Donegal, PA, would like to offer...

Are You a High Functioning Alcoholic? 9 Signs You Have a Drinking Problem

Did you know that almost 20% of alcoholics are considered high functioning? These people typically make a good income and are often well educated. Identifying if you, or someone you love, have functioning alcoholism can be a difficult task because work and family life may not be affected.  Continue reading to learn about the nine signs of a high functioning alcoholic.  9 Signs You Could Be a High Functioning Alcoholic  Drinking can be fun and enjoyable when...

The Incredible Benefits of Yoga for Addiction Recovery

According to the Surgeon General, 1-in-7 people in the U.S. will face substance addictions. With almost 21 million Americans dealing with addiction, its a dangerous problem. Thankfully, the right recovery center can help. Did you know that using yoga can help with addictive behaviors? As a method of holistic treatment, yoga helps individuals through the recovery process. Many recovery centers include yoga as a method of therapy to help people through withdrawal symptoms and...

Aftercare Preparation: A Checklist for Clean and Sober Living

The day is finally here. You have completed your addiction treatment program and are clean and sober. It was hard work and there were days you weren't sure you could do it, but you did! Now what? Some people believe once they are finished with rehab they can resume their life and pick up where they left off; just without the substance abuse. That is a very dangerous plan. Aftercare is the...

Important Mental and Physical Benefits of Getting Sober

Thinking it's time to quit your drinking habit? Want to get drugs out of your life for good? Using drugs and alcohol can have huge effects throughout every part of your life. While you may know deep down that you need to quit, you may also find it hard to convince yourself that it's really time to get help. However, by learning more about the mental and physical benefits of a drug or alcohol...

Prevention Is Key: The 7 Most Common Relapse Triggers to Avoid After Rehab

When it comes to addiction recovery, a relapse might seem inevitable. After all, studies show that two-thirds of people who have been in recovery for less than a year will relapse. However, for those who manage to make it through the first year, the statistics get better. If you stay sober for a year, your chance of relapse falls to 50 percent. After a five-year stint of sobriety, you’ll have a mere 15...

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...