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EMDR at Pennsylvania Recovery Center

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) offered at Pennsylvania Recovery Center A Nation of Trauma We are a traumatized nation with 60% of men and 50% of females in this country experiencing at least one trauma in their lifetime. Approximately 15 million adults can be clinically diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some point…
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Learn More About CBT Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) If you’ve ever been to drug and alcohol treatment centers before, you have probably heard the term CBT quite a few times. It stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and it is used to change a negative thought process into a positive one. This form of therapy is beneficial in drug and…
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Philadelphia’s Opioid Epidemic

You may have noticed headlines recently about the crime in inner city communities. According to whyy.org, crime rate has risen 2% specifically in the Philadelphia area since last year. There is a growing opioid epidemic within the community, affecting mainly young adults and deadly overdoses within the city have reached an estimate 1,250. So what…
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The Definition of Sobriety- What Does It Mean To Be Sober?

What Does It Mean to be “Sober”? You may have heard the word sober, often in 12 step groups, recovery culture, and even drug and alcohol treatment centers to describe recovery. It’s usually the common goal when trying to get off of any mind or mood altering substance— but what does it mean to be…
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What Are The Signs Of Alcohol Addiction?

The Early Signs Of Alcohol Addiction Alcohol is apart of our daily lives. We see it in restaurants, stadiums, grocery stores, commercials, and billboards. If you are looking for it, there is always a way to find it. Some individuals can maintain a healthy lifestyle while drinking. On the other hand, there are those who…
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Is Medication-Assisted Treatment For Me?

What is MAT?  According to the SAMHSA, Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Over the last 10 years we have seen an increase in medication-assisted treatment used on individuals that are recovering from drug…
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What Is Fentanyl Abuse?

What Is Fentanyl? We see news articles often about it, and sometimes it is prescribed to individuals for chronic pain. Other times, it’s being bought off of the street. But what actually is fentanyl? Fentanyl is a fast-acting prescription pain killer and it is more potent than morphine. It is relatively easy to develop a…
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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

People around the world have their own theories and opinions about substance abuse. One of the greatest misconceptions of addiction is that it’s always accompanied by a mental health diagnosis. Although it is seen quite often, that is not always the case. Substance use disorder is already classified as a mental illness, so how do…
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Former Flyers Player Chris Therien opens Addiction Treatment Center in Philadelphia with Pennsylvania Recovery Center

Philadelphia Flyer fights against addiction Chris Therien and Pennsylvania Recovery Center are proud to announce a partnership for a new location in the iconic Fishtown section of Philadelphia. As a former professional hockey player defenseman Chris knows a thing or two about being tough. Just to play professionally in this city you have to be.…
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Protected: Recovery Advocates Share Story of Addiction with Local High School Amid Pandemic

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