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Understanding the Relevance of Gender-Specific Rehab

Addiction is a common disease, but it presents unique challenges for every patient. Therefore, it is not appropriate to utilize a one-size-fits-all approach in addiction recovery programs. ...
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Making the Transition from Detox to Rehab

Detox is a necessary step in recovery for individuals breaking an addiction to alcohol, opiates, cocaine, and other recreational drugs that create powerful physical dependencies with continued use. In ...
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Coping with Guilt During Recovery

Guilt is a feeling that is common with drug and alcohol addiction, and it is a frequent relapse trigger for many individuals who have gone through treatment with an addiction recovery program. ...
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Coping with Addiction Cravings

During recovery and sober living, cravings for drug or alcohol are one of the biggest challenges that former addicts may face. While cravings will likely be most frequent in the early stages of ...
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Understanding Opiate Withdrawal

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States, and this type of addiction is largely centered on the use of opiate drugs, which are prescribed as painkillers. Opiates include ...
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Exploring the Link Between Nutrition and Recovery

It’s often thought that in the initial stages of addiction recovery, nutrition is of little concern, given the more pressing problem of drug addiction. Yet, well-balanced nutrition is essential ...
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How Do Addictions Develop?

One of the issues you will explore at drug rehabilitation is how your addiction began. You’ll learn to identify the triggers that may have led to your initial drug use as well as how drug ...
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Getting Help for Traumatic Stress During Recovery

When you are admitted to an inpatient drug rehab, one essential step of your addiction recovery involves identifying the underlying causes of your drug addiction. For many people, a traumatic event or ...
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4 Facets of Long-Term Recovery

Addiction is a complex disease and addiction recovery is a lifelong journey. Even after you successfully complete your treatment program, you may find that living in sobriety requires a conscious ...
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Exploring the Inpatient Detoxification Process

Once an addict has reached the decision to seek help, the first step in addiction recovery is detoxification. Since drug and alcohol addictions can lead to severe withdrawal symptoms, it is highly ...
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Teaching Families About the Treatment Process

Individuals who are recovering from drug addiction can benefit from the support of their loved ones. In fact, studies have demonstrated that a strong support network can improve addiction recovery ...
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Examining the Characteristics of MDMA Abuse

MDMA, also known as ecstasy or Molly, is a psychoactive drug. There are no acceptable medical uses of MDMA. The drug first came into widespread use at nightclubs and raves in the U.S. Individuals ...
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Supporting a Family Member During Treatment

When family members and friends take an active role in addiction recovery, recovery rates improve. If your loved one is entering a drug rehab, you can support him or her by learning about the nature ...
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The Benefits of Holistic Therapy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Having someone you care about struggle with substance abuse can be very difficult. Addiction can have serious ramifications on your personal, professional, and social life, and may cause problems with ...
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Understanding Partial Hospitalization Program or PHP

At Retreat at Lancaster County, our Partial Hospitalization Program, or PHP, offers personalized treatment options for drug addiction in Pennsylvania. PHP is a day program designed for people who need ...
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Touring Our Specialized Programming Services

At Retreat, we believe that successful drug and alcohol treatment nationwide, including Pennsylvania requires personalized care. Our inpatient drug rehab has a number of specialized programming ...
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OTC Naloxone: What You Need to Know

Drug overdose is one of the most dangerous aspects of addiction. If a person suffering from an overdose does not receive urgent medical attention, the results can be deadly. Although the best way to ...
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A Look at What to Expect During Addiction Recovery

If you have been struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism, then you may already know that addiction recovery is an ongoing process. In fact, your recovery will last the rest of your life. At our ...
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Understanding the Medical Definition of Addiction

Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that leads to numerous physical, mental, behavioral, societal, and familial consequences. There is a fine line between drug or alcohol abuse and ...
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What Are the Most Common Drug Rehab Approaches?

If you’re exploring addiction recovery resources near Pennsylvania, you’ve probably noticed that many residential treatment facilities provide similar programming. Addiction recovery ...
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