The first step in recovery takes place inside you—when something shifts, and you know you want to make a change. The next step can be a simple one: pick up the phone and call us at 844.442.8673 or use our online form. At Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC), we have professional, caring staff members ready to usher you through the rehab admissions process and help you undertake your journey with all the support you need.
What Happens During the Admissions Process?
Your intake will include detailed questions to pinpoint your needs, medical and drug use history, and your comfort level with residential vs. outpatient programs. Not all rehabilitation centers offer specific programs targeted for specific abused substances. At Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge, we pride ourselves in tailoring our faith-based treatments to your individual needs for the best possible outcomes.
Rehab, short for rehabilitation, is all about restoring health. Addiction never goes away, but the grip it has on you can. You can return to a healthy, normal life with the support of a good rehab program.
Rehab starts with detox. Detoxification, or detox, is the period of physical withdrawal when all remnants of the drug accumulated in the body are released through natural processes. At PAATC, we recommend an inpatient, medically supervised detox. One of the most significant benefits of a supervised detox is that medical professionals can alleviate the process’s most complex and painful aspects. Additionally, data supports that people who receive professional detox have a much greater chance of achieving lasting sobriety.
After detox, PAATC offers a comprehensive range of plans and programs that are both faith-based and evidence-based. We have programs specifically designed for people over the age of 18. These programs are separated by gender, group, and individual therapy options, and peer coaching. You can do an inpatient, outpatient, or hybrid program. Our therapeutic models include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), both of which focus, in different ways, on self-awareness and personal transformation. All our therapy options have been proven effective in addiction treatment.
Alcohol Use and Addiction
Alcohol is the most commonly abused addictive substance in the United States. More than seventeen million people in the United States are alcoholics. Alcohol addiction is a disease that involves physical as well as mental, psychological, and emotional components.
Some facts about alcohol addiction include:
- Alcohol stimulates the production of endorphins and dopamine in the brain, resulting in feelings of pleasure.
- Genetics affects how an individual’s brain reacts to alcohol.
- Alcohol use physically alters the brain’s chemistry and the way it functions, leading the user to crave more alcohol to re-experience its pleasurable effects.
- Alcohol diminishes decision-making and impulse-control, making relapse more likely.
PAATC can help you loosen the grip of alcohol addiction. Call us at 844.442.8673 today.
Rehab for Drug Addiction
When prescription painkillers or street drugs like heroin or cocaine are abused, dependence and addiction can occur. Despite minor differences among them, all such drugs disrupt the brain’s ability to process and receive information.
They do that by overstimulating the brain’s reward center. The drug essentially bypasses the brain’s natural functioning. The dopamine flood caused by taking a drug causes the “high.” These dopamine surges eventually condition the brain to stop producing its own dopamine. At this point, the drug is the only way for the user to feel pleasure. This cycle will not end on its own.
That’s where we come in. At PAATC, our experienced intake specialists can guide you through the admissions process and help you start your journey to recovery so you can live a sober life.
Learn More About PAATC’s Admissions Process
You don’t have to embark on your recovery journey alone. Our highly trained, experienced, and caring professionals are ready to welcome you to the next chapter of your life. If you are ready to rid yourself of an addiction to alcohol or drugs, reach out by filling out our online form or calling us at 844.442.8673 today.