women and a young teen in therapy session

How Can Outpatient Treatment Help My Teen?

There is no demographic in the United States that is protected from teen drug abuse. Addiction rates among the young are growing faster than in older groups. Furthermore, of the thousands of overdoses among teens, about 5,000 a year will end in death. There is a very meaningful and vital way to fight these statistics—professional…

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Understanding Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Once you have developed alcohol dependence, quitting can be difficult and, in some cases, even dangerous. When someone struggling with alcohol addiction attempts to stop drinking, they may experience a range of withdrawal symptoms. For some people, experiencing alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be frightening, especially when they are severe. Reaching out for help is not…

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…

Addiction Treatment Family Therapy

Should My Family Be Involved in My Addiction Treatment Program?

If you or your loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, this may be a frightening time for you. You know you need to seek addiction treatment, but you’re concerned about your family as well. You’re wondering if you should choose an addiction treatment program that involves your family or whether you or your…