Naloxone

How Does Naloxone Work?

Unfortunately, we are living in an opioid epidemic. Countless people have battled an opioid addiction. In many cases, this addiction starts with prescription medications. Opioid medications remain the first-line treatment option for chronic pain. Unfortunately, these medications are incredibly addictive and can open the doors to more dangerous substances, such as heroin. In addition, because…

Woman Undergoing Stages of Recovery

The Addiction Recovery Process

Millions of people in the United States suffer from mental health issues, including substance abuse disorders. Therefore, if you or someone you love is going through the addiction recovery process, understand that you are not alone. Fortunately, societal attitudes toward these issues have started to change. As a result, there are more resources available to…

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

If you are looking for assistance with mental health issues, plenty of people find themselves in the same situation. One of the treatment options that you may have heard about is called cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT. CBT is the foundation of numerous treatment regimens for substance abuse, addiction, other mental health issues, and even marital…

Man Experiencing Addiction Cravings

Understanding Cravings During Addiction Treatment

No definition of addiction would be complete without mentioning how cravings are part of the issue. There are multiple aspects of addiction, which vary according to each person who finds difficulty overcoming substance abuse. However, cravings are nearly always part of what’s going on and prevent the patient from quitting their substance abuse. At Pennsylvania Adult…