The Cycle of Addiction

Addiction to alcohol or other substances can affect anyone. Unfortunately, some of us are more vulnerable to the cycle of addition than others. However, anyone has the capacity to fall into addictive behavior. Recognizing the cycle of addiction is an important first step in healing from the deceptive patterns created by substance abuse [...]

2020-10-17T17:07:07+00:00October 17th, 2020|

CCA to Provide Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitative Services

CCA is now licensed to provide Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitative Services in Greensburg, PA! September is annually designated "National Recovery Month" in the U.S. as an effort to raise awareness regarding the impact that addiction has on individuals, families, and communities across the country. According to Center of Disease Control [...]

2020-09-30T15:14:07+00:00September 28th, 2020|

How Does Counseling Work?

Psychological Assessment Tools Available at CCA The beginning of counseling involves an acknowledgment that help is needed. Where are we experiencing pain? Is it emotional anxiety, or depression? Is it physical pain? Maybe we know there is something wrong because of broken relationships or isolation? Maybe it's a deeper sense that something ultimately [...]

2018-10-26T19:36:14+00:00October 26th, 2018|

Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual
influences in emotion and behavior

1. What is One - Dimensional Treatment? Many times when seeking help for emotional problems like depression and anxiety, we are under the impression that these issues are due to a chemical imbalance. Advertising campaigns, primary care physicians, classroom “experts,” and even trusted friends may contribute to the opinion that when emotional problems get [...]

2018-09-21T23:52:35+00:00September 21st, 2018|

Valuing Liberty in the Healing Process

Liberty comes from the Latin word libertas, which means “unbounded, unrestricted or released from constraint.” Many of us are seeking to be released from problems such as depression, anxiety, and addiction. Others are seeking resolution from dysfunctional relationships in marriage or families. As we seek freedom from these painful events or situations, we [...]

2018-08-18T02:02:55+00:00August 17th, 2018|

New Life Summit

Don't miss this upcoming 2 day conference presented by the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)! New Life Summit will address Mental Health and the Mission of the Church. Packed full with pre-conference workshops, dynamic plenary sessions featuring some of the world's leading experts, and engaging workshops built around eight tracks; this event will teach us how [...]

2018-05-01T12:20:12+00:00May 1st, 2018|

Do I Have A Chemical Imbalance?

Some years ago, I saw a new commercial (watch video here), featuring a sad white bubble, narrated with a subtle phrase, “your depression may be due to a chemical imbalance.”  I turned to my 4-year old son and asked, “who’s that (motioning to the friendly looking character)?”  He seemed to already accept the fact [...]

2020-02-28T23:56:10+00:00October 7th, 2017|

Addiction and The Road to Recovery

Addiction and drug dependence have a high cost.  Although debates over legalization will continue, families are clearly concerned as they witness (maybe once illegal) drugs become more available to teens. Furthermore, many community leaders may now fall silent on the harmful effects of mood altering substances, as recent opinion polls demonstrate that public opinion is [...]

2015-06-05T12:28:12+00:00June 5th, 2015|

The Cycle of Addiction

We often ask children the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” With hope we hear things like firefighter, dancer, or super hero.  We dream of growing up and doing something important and full of purpose.  I have never heard a child say, “I want to be an addict someday.” Addiction [...]

2015-05-16T13:46:25+00:00May 16th, 2015|

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