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What is PHP?

When researching substance abuse treatment options, you may become overwhelmed at the number of services that are available. Treatment options vary depending on your needs and the severity of your addiction. Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are also commonly used to successfully treat addiction, but what is PHP? Partial hospitalization programs are more intensive than all…

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How to Detox Your Body from Drugs

If you have a substance abuse disorder or struggle with addiction, you may experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop using. Withdrawal symptoms can be similar to having the flu or can be potentially life-threatening. Attempting to detox alone without professional care can be dangerous. If you want to know how to detox your body, the…

Addictions Recovery Group For Professional Women

Addictions Recovery Group for Professional Women Providence Treatment understands that professional women need to address and receive treatment in a safe and supportive environment where others can relate to their challenges in recovery. We are excited to announce our Addictions Recovery Group specifically for professional women. This is a trauma informed, evidence based psychotherapy group…

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Providence Treatment Achieves Accreditation From Joint Commission

announced today it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care. Providence Treatment reflects this level of commitment and quality…

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Problem Drinking All-Too-Common Among Lawyers

If you’re a lawyer struggling with alcohol abuse, you’re far from alone. A new landmark study, published this month in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, found that one in three licensed employed attorneys in the U.S. consume alcohol at levels consistent with problem drinking.That’s roughly 21 percent, compared with 12 percent of a broad sample of…

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Role of meditation and grey matter

In a recent article, in Psychiatry Research, a team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard documented the benefits of meditation on the grey matter of the brain, which enhanced memory, a positive sense of self, empathy and stress. Sara Lazar, the author’s principal author reported, “although the practice of meditation is associated with…

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Stay In The Moment

We all too often subscribe to thoughts, feelings and images in our heads (which usually pertain to the past and future) instead of the reality in the moment. A good example would be fostering a resentment against someone and permitting this to create much discontentment and grief. Instead of subscribing to these thoughts, feelings and…

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Critical Look At 12-Step Programs

Psychiatrists Dr. Lance Dodes and Zachary Dodes (father and son) published a book offering critical look at 12-Step Programs in March 2014 called “The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry,” citing 12-step programs fails to work for most people.  Dodes also cites work showing success rate of Alcoholics Anonymous…

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Being Designated Driver During Holidays

Expressing an interest in being a designated driver “DD” is a noble and responsible task. The term originated in Syracuse, NY by Sally Kerwin. Some restaurants and bars may offer discounted non-alcholic beverages to DDs. Taking on the role of designated driver has some built in advantages and challenges. The advantages are clearly providing a…

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Providence Treatment Grand Opening In Philadelphia

Welcome to Providence Treatment Grand Opening! We are a small boutique, highly customized outpatient treatment program in Media, PA (a western suburb of Philadelphia) meeting the needs of professionals and their families seeking addiction recovery and behavioral health treatment.   Providence Treatment provides programming that is state-of-the-art, best practices and integrating the body, mind and spirit…