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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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Why Choose a Pennsylvania Rehab Center?

When it’s time to enroll in addiction treatment, what next? The hardest part is taking that step to accept that you need help. But the next step – finding an outpatient or inpatient addiction treatment facility that resonates with you – seems almost as hard. If you live in Pennsylvania and are interested in Pennsylvania…

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Social Media and Teens: What are the Risks?

If you have teenagers in the house, you want to do what you can to keep them safe while still giving them the freedom they need to explore their world. That can be a difficult balance to find, but it’s possible. One of the biggest concerns you probably have is with social media and teens.…

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How Can Outpatient Treatment Help My Teen?

There is no demographic in the United States that is protected from teen drug abuse. Addiction rates among the young are growing faster than in older groups. Furthermore, of the thousands of overdoses among teens, about 5,000 a year will end in death. There is a very meaningful and vital way to fight these statistics—professional…

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How Social Anxiety Can Affect Relationships

Social anxiety disorder affects nearly 10% of American youth and about 7% of adults. Education regarding the links between social anxiety and drug abuse can help prevent addiction before it begins. However, the most common reason people with social anxiety drink or take drugs is as a form of self-medication. Reducing symptoms through substance use…

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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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4 Benefits of an Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center

The links between mental health disorders and addiction are well documented. Nearly 40% of people with a substance use disorder have a co-occurring mental health diagnosis. The most effective way to treat mental health and addiction is to address both simultaneously with a coordinated care plan. But how do you find the program that will…

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4 Benefits of a Teen Therapist

When addiction strikes during adolescence, the risks of severe or long-term health consequences increase. Many teens in the United States self-report binge drinking and marijuana use. Furthermore, most adolescents with substance use disorders also meet the criteria for a psychiatric disorder. These co-occurring disorders make it essential to seek mental health intervention by professionals who…