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3 Major Side Effects of Heroin Addiction

More than two million people sign up for addiction treatment every year. Sadly, that is only about one-tenth of the people who need it. As the incidence of substance use disorders rises, the stigma around addiction and the lack of knowledge about how rehab works are barriers to people receiving help. For those with a…

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What Are the Benefits of Alcohol Detox?

Many people seeking help for an alcohol use disorder often ask why they can’t undergo the process without attending an alcohol detox center. This option may be possible for a small number of individuals, but most of those seeking alcohol detox fare much better in a supervised program. Alcohol detox is one of the most…

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4 Benefits of Residential Treatment

Stepping away from your family and friends for an extended period of time for residential treatment seems like it would be so hard. It is a challenge, but the residential treatment benefits are numerous and can provide you with the very best way for you to start on the path towards recovery. At Pennsylvania Adult…

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3 Benefits of a Faith Centered Treatment Program

Programs like AA and NA offer a 12-step, faith-based treatment. This model of addiction recovery has been around for longer than most other programs. Faith-centered treatment is also one of the most popular in rehab centers. Why do so many seek out a faith-based program, and what benefits does faith-centered treatment offer over other programs?…

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5 Signs of Seasonal Depression

Think you might be suffering from seasonal depression? Seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), strikes millions of people around the globe. Typically, it begins as the long, colorful days of autumn fade into stark winter. The days become shorter, and you have fewer hours of sunlight to enjoy each day. For many, this is…

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What Causes Teenage Alcohol Abuse?

Many teens cannot fully understand the consequences of drinking. Not because they aren’t smart, but because their brains are still developing, including the capacity for self-reflection and awareness, decision-making, and risk assessment. Their very youth is one of the underlying risk factors for alcohol addiction in teens. If you suspect your teen is abusing alcohol,…

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When Is Residential Treatment Necessary?

Residential addiction treatment is a tried-and-true option for thousands of people in the United States who want to cut ties with their addiction. This treatment is available for a variety of substances, whether alcohol, opioids, stimulants, or any other addictive substance. The benefits of residential treatment are many. If you seek help for your substance…

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What Is the Timeline of Heroin Detox?

Detox is the first step in heroin addiction recovery. Your journey to sobriety cannot begin while there are any remnants of the opiate in your system. Because there is no way to skip your physical withdrawal from the drug, the safest way to purge heroin from your body is in heroin detox treatment. Pennsylvania Adult…