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The Dangers of the Current Benzo Shortage

Many doctors prescribe benzos to address addiction and other mental health conditions. In addition, those going through alcohol withdrawal may use the medication to help ease symptoms. COVID-19 has caused an increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for anxiety. In the meantime, the supply chain has been interrupted, and it is becoming more…

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6 Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction isn’t something that appears. Signs of alcohol addiction often sneak up on a person. There are subtle signs that worsen over time, and these are the signs that others can sometimes notice before you do. Other signs indicate that there may be a problem, but your loved ones may not see. Contact the…

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5 Signs of Depression Disorder

People seeking treatment for mental health or addiction issues often have a co-occurring depression disorder. Depression and anxiety are the two most common mental health disorders to accompany addictions. In some cases, addiction is the main cause of seeking treatment, and you also are diagnosed with depression. Then, you will need to get depression disorder…

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5 Signs of an Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety is something everyone experiences at least once in their life. It is the mind’s natural response to a situation that is stressful. Most people, however, find the anxiety disappearing once they get through the situation, or even when they understand the situation better. With other people, anxiety is a daily problem, and it doesn’t…

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3 Reasons to Participate in Family Therapy

Many components make up a successful drug and alcohol treatment programs. For many people, family therapy is a part of that process. This treatment is when you work closely with your family unit to learn about your addiction and develop a path forward. At Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, we offer a family therapy program…