Share Your Story to Reduce the Stigma of Addiction

Share Your Story to Reduce the Stigma of Addiction By: Drew Rothermel, J.D, MBA – President & CEO of Liberation Way Right now, in the United States, more than 20 million people suffer from a substance use disorder. Only about 10% of individuals who need treatment receive it, according to the most recent National Survey on…

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The Unique Dedication and Empathy of Addiction Treatment Professionals

Personal Experience Leads Professional Passion in Addiction Treatment By: Drew Rothermel, J.D, MBA – President & CEO of Liberation Way Many people who work in the addiction treatment industry have personal experience with substance abuse—whether it’s their own struggle with chemical dependency or seeing a loved one suffer from addiction. This level of insight adds perspective…

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State Prescription Monitoring Helps Both Prevent and Treat Addiction

State Prescription Monitoring Helps Both Prevent and Treat Addiction By: Drew Rothermel, J.D, MBA – President & CEO of Liberation Way   According to the American Medical Association, the number of opioid prescriptions in Pennsylvania decreased 14 percent from 2016 to 2017. Growing awareness of the effect of opioids has spurred multiple new policies, programs, and…

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Liberation Way in PA Can Help You Stop Enabling

Intensive Outpatient Rehab: Stop Enabling, Save a Life You can’t save an addict, but you can help them get the help they need. Here’s our guide to stop enabling, and start helping your sick loved one get back to health “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have…

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It’s Time To Address That Pennsylvania Leads The Nation In Overdoses

Sometimes in life, we are faced with facts that we don’t want to deal with. Are you an individual who is battling drug, alcohol or process addictions? Or a family member/friend of someone who is? If you are, don’t worry, you are not alone. There are sobering facts that need to be addressed: Pennsylvania leads…

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Fresh Starts in the Springtime

Fresh Starts in the Springtime: The Benefits of Exercise for Recovering Drug Addicts   Spring is the time for new intentions and fresh possibilities. Brighter days and sunnier weather call out to caged-in winter hermits, offering them the opportunity to revitalize neglected areas of their life such as their physical health. With ice and darkness…

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The Alumni Connection

The Alumni Connection Recovery begins with treatment but it does not end there. Recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism should continue for a lifetime. Post-treatment offerings like alumni programs can help prevent relapse and ensure long-term recovery for newly recovered persons. Alumni programs keep former “graduates” of treatment programs connected to each other, usually through…

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Spring Into Recovery

Spring Into Recovery   How to survive the harsh winter of addiction and spring into a life of recovery and growth. There is an old saying that states, “Time heals all wounds”.  Life is full of hardships that come and go: sometimes we can’t stop smiling and other times we feel like we will never…

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How to Cope with Loss

How to Cope with Loss: Grief for the Mother of a Child Lost to a Drug Overdose To experience the loss of a child, especially to an overdose, is to experience the unthinkable. No parenting book or sage advice can prepare a mother for such a life experience and the feelings that accompany it. Grief…

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International Women’s Day

Celebrating Women in Recovery on International Women’s Day Women have an important role to play in supporting other females in recovery   On International Women’s Day, we take today to recognize the wonderful women in our lives. As we pause to celebrate the contributions women have made in our lives and communities, we can reflect…

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