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4 Benefits of a Short-Term Clinical Program

A short-term clinical treatment program for addiction is intense, time-limited, and a great starting point for your recovery journey. The most common is a 30-day treatment program though a short-term clinical program can be longer. Starting with medical detox and continuing until discharge or step-down, 30-day clinical treatment can set you up for rehab success.…

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Chapel Services

 Faith-based treatment for addiction is an effective treatment for the devout, those seeking to return to the faith of their youth, and those seeking a spiritual path for the first time. In the Pennsylvania faith-based addiction center at Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge (PAATC), we combine our evidence-based therapies with a fully immersive faith experience.…

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Does Faith-Based Addiction Treatment Actually Work?

The power of faith-based addiction treatment combines spiritual practices and evidence-based therapies. There seems little dispute about the efficacy of religious addiction treatment for those who are part of a particular faith tradition. About 75% of rehab centers in the United States offer faith-based addiction treatment. To learn more about the benefits of faith-based addiction…

Are Residential and Inpatient Treatment the Same Thing?

In some arenas, there is a clear distinction between residential addiction treatment and inpatient addiction treatment. However, people use the two terms interchangeably in many rehab centers around the country. They both refer to treatment for a substance use disorder that requires the client to reside in the treatment center or hospital. At Pennsylvania Adult…

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What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

When you are ready to start recovering from a substance use disorder, you face numerous options. You can access addiction treatment as an inpatient or outpatient. A program that combines elements of both is called an intensive outpatient program (IOP). What is IOP for addiction? It is a great option for addiction treatment that lets…

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Preparing for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Dr. Aaron T. Beck developed cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1960s. He based his work on studies done by psychologist Albert Ellis in the 1950s. Ellis is considered one of the founders of cognitive therapy, and Beck is the one who joined cognitive principles with behaviorism. Early researchers into both…

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How Long Does DBT Take?

One of the most effective therapies for treating a substance use disorder is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This behavioral therapy was developed in the 1980s and inspired by cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It was originally intended for severe mental health disorders. However, it soon became clear that DBT was effective for addiction as well. A Pennsylvania…