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3 Benefits of a Short-Term Clinical Program

Once you decide that you need addiction treatment, you are already on your way to recovery. The following steps of determining what kind of treatment you need and where can seem daunting, but they don’t have to be. There are great options available to you. Some resources can help you choose between an inpatient or…

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Adult & Teen Challenge Locations

For 60 years, Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) has been providing evidence-based care to teens 18 and up and adults who struggle with addiction. Serving communities throughout Pennsylvania, several PAATC locations offer dynamic environments, compassionate care, and comprehensive therapeutic programs. If you live in or near Pennsylvania and are looking for professional treatment for…

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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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What Is a Medical Detox Center?

Detox is the body’s process of ridding itself of the toxins that have built up due to addiction to drugs or alcohol. Detoxing triggers withdrawal symptoms in those with substance use disorders. Detox center programs offer medically supervised detox, during which health professionals monitor individuals with addiction. Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) offers professional…

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What to Expect from a 30-Day Addiction Treatment Program

There are so many addiction treatment programs to choose from nowadays; it can be a lot to take in. For many, a 30-day treatment program remains the standard and can be tremendously beneficial in jump-starting recovery. It is ideal for those who may at first be reluctant to enroll in a rehab program. Whether you…

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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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Three Benefits of Residential Addiction Treatment for Teens

Concern about teenage substance abuse is all too common among parents, educators, and family physicians. The data supports an ongoing rise in the misuse of alcohol and drugs and addiction among adolescents age 12 and up. More than three-quarters of American teens self-report that they have access to illicit drugs. Nearly half have tried them,…

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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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Choosing an Opioid Rehab Center

Choosing an opioid treatment center for yourself or someone you love can be a daunting task. The rise of the opioid epidemic and the increase in substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in an influx of new, self-proclaimed opioid rehab centers whose marketing claims are less than trustworthy. Sorting through the hype to…

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The Inpatient Treatment Process of Opiate Addiction

Inpatient rehab for opiate addiction is the highest level of care available for addiction treatment. It starts with medically monitored detox and continues with a full range of integrated mental health services. At intake, a clinical staff conducts a complete history that includes medical and mental health, drug use, and other personal factors that help…