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Preparing for Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Thousands of Americans struggle with addiction every day. Each has a personal story to tell about their substance use and how it has affected their lives, careers, relationships, and financial security. Unfortunately, only around 10% of those who could benefit from addiction treatment receive it. If you or someone you care about struggles with a…

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Faith-Based vs. Standard Addiction Treatment

There are numerous styles and philosophies used by addiction rehab facilities across the United States. One of the most common decisions is whether to attend a faith-based vs. standard addiction treatment center. Your decision comes down to personal preference and your recovery needs. A faith-based addiction rehab center does an excellent job serving those with…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

teen heroin addiction

The Dangers of Teen Heroin Addiction

Heroin addiction is incredibly adverse and dangerous for everyone, but it’s especially harmful to teenagers. The dangers of teen heroin addiction include physical health problems and behavioral and psychological issues that may lead to educational, legal, and social consequences. Getting admitted into a heroin addiction treatment program is the best course of action if a…

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5 CBT Coping Strategies to Help with Stress

Even if you or a loved one isn’t struggling with addiction, you may have heard about cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). This is a form of therapeutic care that’s used in the treatment of many mental health issues. Truthfully, many professionals include teaching CBT coping strategies to their patients because CBT is traditional, evidence-based, and usually helpful.…