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May 18, 2020

“Just Visiting” Crisis


With every crisis, you’ve got a decision to make: Are you going to live there, or are you just visiting?  Since the descent upon us of the modern plague, aka, COVID 19, we may all feel…
May 15, 2020

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 deeper understanding of the impact of substance abuse on mental…
May 11, 2020

When Rules Bind Too Tightly


These days, it seems like we’re all just making up the rules as we go along.   During this global pandemic, virtually every aspect of life has changed. No one really seems to be in charge, with…
May 11, 2020

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 disorders or cross addictions. Cross addictions occur when a person switches between abusing substances and behaviors. Co-occurring…
May 8, 2020

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. Many people struggle with not only chronic stress and anxiety,…
May 6, 2020

7 Eye-Opening Signs of Alcoholism


In 2015, 15.1 million Americans had an alcohol problem. Read more...
May 4, 2020

The Role of Play During Isolation


I think it’s time to play.   During this global pandemic, the world has been in some state of lockdown for weeks, sometimes months now, meaning many struggling with addiction are again living with families full-time.…
May 2, 2020

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...
April 29, 2020

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 might look at treatment programs and assume that you have…
April 29, 2020

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 to accept their past and make changes for a better…
April 27, 2020

Hitting Rock Bottom During Addiction


Have you hit rock bottom yet?  What exactly is rock bottom when dealing with addiction? Is rock bottom the day you learn your loved one is an addict? Is it the day you realize your…
April 24, 2020

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 to those struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol and…
April 20, 2020

Ugly Little Lies


I’m a pretty good liar. At least when I lie to myself, which I did often while my son was in active heroin addiction. I would look at my son and KNOW, deep in my…
April 15, 2020

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 put on furlough. Unemployment can be a very stressful and…
April 10, 2020

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 people in recovery. During their inpatient stay, animals can offer…
April 8, 2020

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 work to try to reduce. One of the most significant…
April 1, 2020

Fighting Alcoholism While Avoiding Covid-19


Everyone is encouraged to stay at home during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. However, this can prove very dangerous for those struggling with alcoholism. DreamLife Recovery, in Donegal, PA, is open and here to help those struggling…
April 1, 2020

Facing Benzodiazepine Detox During COVID-19


Everywhere you turn right now, you hear more and more about COVID-19, the coronavirus spreading throughout the world. At DreamLife Recovery, our focus remains on those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Everyone is encouraged…
April 1, 2020

COVID-19 and Addiction


What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a specific type of coronavirus that has not been previously seen. Coronaviruses were first identified in the 1960s. The name came from the crown-like spikes that appear on their surface.…
March 27, 2020

Controlling the “Control-ables”


How do we function in a world that seems to be spinning out of control?   For anyone dealing with addiction, either personally or through a loved one, navigating life is already a challenge. Addiction forces…

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