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Am I Experiencing Alcohol Withdrawal?

Alcohol withdrawal can be experienced when an individual abruptly reduces or ceases their alcohol intake after a period of heavy drinking. Withdrawal signs can begin whether the binge drinking period lasted days, months or years. Symptoms of withdrawal can range in severity from mild to serious to fatal. How do I know if I am Read more about Am I Experiencing Alcohol Withdrawal?[…]

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Everything You Need to Know about Medication-Assisted Treatment

The goal of any treatment program is to help the whole person. Any individual struggling with substance abuse, or any type of mental or behavioral health issue, needs a well-balanced treatment approach tailored to his or her individual needs. A comprehensive treatment program ensures that issues are addressed, and that effects remain permanent after initial Read more about Everything You Need to Know about Medication-Assisted Treatment[…]

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What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

There are always going to be side effects whenever you’re breaking free from an addiction. Whether you’re hours, days or weeks into your recovery process, understand that detox is a normal part of everything you’re going to experience along the way. While you dig yourself out of unhealthy habits, your body will likely enter withdrawal Read more about What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?[…]

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6 Online Resources that can Help your Post-Addiction Recovery Journey

Recovery happens at its own pace. No matter the person, no matter the past addiction, recovery doesn’t follow a single blueprint or timetable. It’s a journey characterized by its ups and lows, with just as many good days to celebrate as there are bad days to move past. Recovery is defined by both progress and Read more about 6 Online Resources that can Help your Post-Addiction Recovery Journey[…]

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How to Give Yourself More Gratitude During Recovery

The early stages of recovery can be an emotionally tough time for someone just starting out on their recovery journey. If you are trying to maintain sobriety, you may be working on rebuilding healthy relationships with family members and loved ones, re-establishing your career, or finding a comfortable housing situation. External stressors like these may Read more about How to Give Yourself More Gratitude During Recovery[…]

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Accepting and Forgiving Yourself After Addiction

Achieving sobriety and entering recovery is a huge accomplishment, and one that may have come after a long period of intense struggle. Those around you may see this milestone as a celebratory occasion, and while you can recognize the progress you’ve made, your newfound clarity might also bring about another struggle: realizing the negative impact Read more about Accepting and Forgiving Yourself After Addiction[…]

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Five Apps to Help You Stay Sober During Recovery from Addiction

Attending addiction counseling, engaging in in-person meetings, developing new hobbies – all of these activities are encouraged for patients to participate in during the recovery process from addiction. Along with taking these steps we have rounded up five smartphone applications that were made to help you stay sober on a daily basis! Read more about these Read more about Five Apps to Help You Stay Sober During Recovery from Addiction[…]

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Introducing the Adolescent PHP in Middletown and the Adult PHP in Harrisburg

We are pleased to announce that Mazzitti and Sullivan Counseling has launched a brand new partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adolescents at our Middletown location and a PHP for adults at our Harrisburg location. These partial day programs are intended to be flexible with the daily schedules of patients who may be enrolled in school, Read more about Introducing the Adolescent PHP in Middletown and the Adult PHP in Harrisburg[…]

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Harmful Effects of Using Drugs and Alcohol During Stressful Times

One of the biggest reasons why people become addicted to drugs and alcohol is stress. We all experience stress, either good or bad, in our day to day lives and how we deal with it is very important to our wellbeing. For some people, coping with the problem results in substance abuse or alcoholism. Learn Read more about Harmful Effects of Using Drugs and Alcohol During Stressful Times[…]

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