an individual prays about whether to enter faith-based addiction rehab

Why Should I Choose Faith-Based Addiction Rehab?

Drug addiction statistics ebb and flow, but overall, the numbers continue to rise, and over 20 million Americans are currently in the grip of a substance use disorder. Thanks to scientific research, many more evidence-based treatments for addiction are available now than 50 years ago. As writer and theologian C.S. Lewis once stated, you don’t…

a man talks to a therapist about outpatient vs inpatient treatment

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Program

Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 suffer from a substance use disorder. Only a few of them receive professional addiction treatment. There are many reasons for that, ranging from barriers created by stigma to lack of information about what is available. At Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge (PAATC), we want to get…

a woman and a therapist discuss intensive outpatient program options

What Can an Intensive Outpatient Program Help With?

The numerous ways to engage in addiction rehab can be confusing at first. There are residential, outpatient, and intensive outpatient programs. In an outpatient program, you live at home and engage in treatment when you visit the rehab center during set times during the week. The differences between a low-intensity and an intensive outpatient program…

as the sun rises a man rests his head on his knees and wonders about the heroin withdrawal timeline

How Long Do Heroin Withdrawals Last?

There are receptors in the brain that interact with the body’s endogenous opioids. These are naturally produced and help your body control pain and balance moods. Some people turn to heroin to ramp up their pain tolerance or to get high. When they do, the brain stops being able to produce natural opioids and other…

a man and his therapist discuss the benefits of dbt or dialectical behavior therapy

5 Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is one of the most effective treatments in addiction rehab. An off-shoot of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), DBT was originally developed to treat people with borderline personality disorders, as it is highly effective for emotional regulation. Since then, its use has been expanded to treat a range of mental health disorders and…

a man at an opioid rehab center discusses why he should go to an opioid detox center with a therapist

5 Reasons to Go to an Opioid Detox Center

Fear of withdrawal makes many people with an opioid use disorder hesitate to enter rehab for opioid addiction. Removing all traces of a powerful drug from the body is no easy thing. However, medically supervised opioid addiction detox can ease withdrawal’s physical, mental, and psychological challenges. If you seek an opioid detox center in Pennsylvania,…

a group of people experience a fun and sober spring break

Sober Spring Break

Spring break. Almost by definition, this post-winter time off is an opportunity to let loose and celebrate. Many usually think of college kids convening on Florida beach towns or Colorado ski resorts to celebrate being outside, unscheduled, and free. Another common image conjured by the words spring break is one of alcohol consumption and drug…

a woman discusses meth addiction treatment with a friend

5 Benefits of Meth Addiction Treatment

The United States saw the steepest spike in drug overdose deaths to date during the pandemic. Meth overdoses have increased at a rate even higher than some other highly addictive, dangerous drugs available on the street. Methamphetamine is a Schedule II synthetic stimulant that can be manufactured in kitchen labs out of commonly available ingredients.…