Teen Discussing Dual Diagnosis Treatment

How Teens Can Benefit from Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The mental health and substance use risks for teens are in many ways unique to their stage of life. Though on the cusp of adulthood, their mental, physical, and psychological development are on hyper-drive, and the challenges they face in today’s fast-paced, globally-connected world are significant. Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge (PAATC) has been at…

Woman Recognizing She Has A Problem With Alcohol

5 Signs You Have a Problem with Alcohol

There are various signs and symptoms of a drinking problem. Some are easy to recognize, while others are more subtle. In addition, the severity of a person’s drinking problem can make the warning signs more obvious. However, mild alcohol abuse, or high-functioning alcoholics, are often overlooked. Unfortunately, what seems to be minor issues become worse…

Naloxone

How Does Naloxone Work?

Unfortunately, we are living in an opioid epidemic. Countless people have battled an opioid addiction. In many cases, this addiction starts with prescription medications. Opioid medications remain the first-line treatment option for chronic pain. Unfortunately, these medications are incredibly addictive and can open the doors to more dangerous substances, such as heroin. In addition, because…

Man Experiencing Addiction Cravings

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…