teen needing dual diagnosis treatment

Receiving Treatment for Substance Use and Mental Health Conditions

Mental health challenges and addiction go hand in hand. In fact, between 40 and 60% of Americans who suffer from addiction have a co-occurring mental health diagnosis. Experts agree that treating co-occurring conditions in a coordinated plan is far more successful than treating one and then the other or providing simultaneous but uncoordinated treatment. The…

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…

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

If you are looking for assistance with mental health issues, plenty of people find themselves in the same situation. One of the treatment options that you may have heard about is called cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT. CBT is the foundation of numerous treatment regimens for substance abuse, addiction, other mental health issues, and even marital…

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How to Enjoy the Holidays While Sober

For those in recovery from substance use disorder, the holidays present enormous challenges. The media promotes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve as a prime time for happy families. But many people aren’t that fortunate. Pangs of loneliness may loom exceptionally sharp during what’s supposed to be a merry time of the year. And the…

a teen boy struggles with the stress of online learning

The Stress of Online Learning on Teens

Online learning is more stressful for some families than it is for others. And when teenagers are the ones learning online, problems often become more frightening than they would otherwise. Teens are notoriously social creatures, and when they must learn from home, they may feel lonely or cut-off from the rest of the world. For…

Father struggles with the impact of online learning for parents

Impact of Online Learning on Parents in Recovery

Structure plays a huge role in recovery from addiction. As a result, when children must transition from a regular school day to online learning, it can throw parents in recovery quite the curveball. When you’re used to waking at a certain time, making breakfast, and putting children on a school bus, sudden changes may be…