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5 Benefits of Meth Addiction Treatment

The United States saw the steepest spike in drug overdose deaths to date during the pandemic. Meth overdoses have increased at a rate even higher than some other highly addictive, dangerous drugs available on the street. Methamphetamine is a Schedule II synthetic stimulant that can be manufactured in kitchen labs out of commonly available ingredients.…

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The Dangers of Teen Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction is incredibly adverse and dangerous for everyone, but it’s especially harmful to teenagers. The dangers of teen heroin addiction include physical health problems and behavioral and psychological issues that may lead to educational, legal, and social consequences. Getting admitted into a heroin addiction treatment program is the best course of action if a…

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How Does Alcohol Affect Brain Development?

Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unchecked alcohol consumption contributes to almost 90,000 deaths in the U.S. each year? More than 4,000 of those alcohol-related deaths are young, underage people. In fact, alcohol is the most commonly misused addictive substance among teens and young adults in America.…

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Why Is Alcohol Screening Important?

How do professionals decide if a patient should consider getting admitted into an alcohol addiction treatment program? An alcohol screening test helps determine if someone is struggling with an alcohol use disorder. An emergency room can use a short alcohol screening test that makes a determination based on the first question. A mental health professional…

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5 CBT Coping Strategies to Help with Stress

Even if you or a loved one isn’t struggling with addiction, you may have heard about cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). This is a form of therapeutic care that’s used in the treatment of many mental health issues. Truthfully, many professionals include teaching CBT coping strategies to their patients because CBT is traditional, evidence-based, and usually helpful.…

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The Importance of Alcohol Awareness Month

Overcoming addiction requires eliminating not only the physical dependence on the addictive substance but also addressing behavioral and psychological issues that have developed along with the substance use disorder. Simply quitting cold turkey at home isn’t enough to do the latter. Changing the way you behave, feel, and think is much easier with professional help…

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Why Choose a Pennsylvania Rehab Center?

When it’s time to enroll in addiction treatment, what next? The hardest part is taking that step to accept that you need help. But the next step – finding an outpatient or inpatient addiction treatment facility that resonates with you – seems almost as hard. If you live in Pennsylvania and are interested in Pennsylvania…

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The Key Differences Between CBT and DBT

In treating mental and substance use disorders, two forms of behavioral therapy have had great prominence for over 50 years. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy share a great deal, though they have some key differences. DBT emerged from CBT, and both of these behavioral therapy modalities have excellent track records in treating numerous mental…