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How to Choose an Adolescent Rehab Center

Finding an adolescent rehab center means finding somewhere that hires professionals who understand teens, are trained to work with this age group. They should also work closely with families during and after treatment to ensure a continuity of care post-discharge. Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) has entire adolescent addiction treatment programs devoted to treating…

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6 Life Skills for Addiction Recovery

When someone with a substance use disorder leaves rehab, such as an inpatient addiction treatment program, what next? In rehab, you have withdrawn from the physical addiction and begun the healing process with therapy, group support, and other evidence-based protocols. Knowing how to move forward in your recovery is a vital step in the process.…

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5 Signs Your Teen Needs Marijuana Treatment

Marijuana abuse often flies under the radar because many states are legalizing it. In addition, it may have legitimate medical uses and does not kill people. However, marijuana is a drug and can lead to physical and mental health consequences, and about 9% of users will develop an addiction to it. Those risks increase among…

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How Heroin Addiction Treatment Helps Fight the Opioid Epidemic

Heroin and other opiates have been around for a long time. Still, it was with the introduction of Oxycontin and other synthetic opioids in the late 1990s when the opioid epidemic took off. Pharmaceutical manufacturers were less than transparent about the addictiveness of these substances, and as a result, doctors confidently prescribed them to patients…

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5 Benefits of a Teen Rehab Center for Addiction

Teenagers in the United States have access to more addictive substances than at any other time in history. There are new forms of stimulants and synthetic opioids being devised all the time. Furthermore, prescription drugs are increasingly available to those without a prescription, and alcohol is all too easy for teens to get their hands…

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How Can Faith-Based Treatment Help Teens?

Perhaps you are a parent worried about your child or an educator aware of warning signs that a student is abusing drugs. Maybe you are a member of the clergy whose young parishioner is exhibiting signs of addiction. If an adolescent you care about is engaged in risky behavior with an addictive substance, you have…

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3 Benefits of Teen Addiction Treatment Programs

Not all addiction treatment programs are created equal. What works for adults is not necessarily what will work for teens. Adolescent-focused rehab programs have a high success rate. We design all our services, from detox to counseling and group support, specifically to this age group. In a teen rehab program, medical and wellness professionals understand…

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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…