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3 Life Skills for Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is greater than the sum of its parts, and there are many “parts” to a healthy recovery. Starting with medically supervised detox, a recovery journey involves rehabilitation, therapy, support groups, a family safety net, and, for many, a faith community. There are also specific life skills that will increase the chances of successfully…

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How Inpatient Drug Rehab Works

Drug rehab comes in many different packages. One of the first decisions people have to make is whether to attend inpatient or outpatient treatment. There are numerous benefits to inpatient rehab for people who are seeking recovery. Inpatient drug rehab programs like ours include medically supervised detox and an integrated mental health plan that comprehensively…

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When to Seek Treatment for Opioid Addiction

If you suspect that you or a loved one is addicted to an opioid, like prescription narcotics, or opiate, like heroin or morphine, it’s the right time to look into treatment. If you feel suspicious and worry about your drug use, you have already entered the stage of recovery called “contemplation.” You are no longer…

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How the Rehab Admissions Process Works

The first step in recovery takes place inside you—when something shifts, and you know you want to make a change. The next step can be a simple one: pick up the phone and call us at 844.442.8673 or use our online form. At Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC), we have professional, caring staff members…

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3 Benefits of Outpatient Addiction Treatment for Teens

For teens struggling with substance misuse, dependence, and addiction, making a decision about rehab can be difficult. As with anyone who is ready to engage in rehab, teens’ families may be grateful for a less expensive, outpatient option. But there are other excellent reasons to consider an outpatient program for your adolescent. If you are…

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3 Benefits of Short-Term Inpatient Treatment

When you or your loved one know it’s time to seek help for addiction, the number of options can seem overwhelming. Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge can offer a comprehensive scope of treatments for substance misuse and addiction. Whether you’re seeking inpatient or outpatient treatment, short-term to long-term services, or anything in between, our team…

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The Rehab Admissions Process Step-by-Step

When you are ready to begin your recovery journey with Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) and pick up the phone to call us at 844.442.8673, you have started the admissions process. What happens next? What Happens During the Admissions Process? The rehab admissions process is relatively straight forward. The steps of this process are…

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The Addiction Recovery Process

Millions of people in the United States suffer from mental health issues, including substance abuse disorders. Therefore, if you or someone you love is going through the addiction recovery process, understand that you are not alone. Fortunately, societal attitudes toward these issues have started to change. As a result, there are more resources available to…

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Understanding Cravings During Addiction Treatment

No definition of addiction would be complete without mentioning how cravings are part of the issue. There are multiple aspects of addiction, which vary according to each person who finds difficulty overcoming substance abuse. However, cravings are nearly always part of what’s going on and prevent the patient from quitting their substance abuse. At Pennsylvania Adult…