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Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms and How Detox Can Help

Heroin use continues to rise in the United States, with over 600,000 people addicted to this powerful opiate. Heroin addiction ruins lives, tears families apart, and often results in death due to overdose. However, only about 10% of people suffering from addiction receive rehab treatment. Fear of a heroin detox center is a barrier to…

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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…

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3 Life Skills for Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is greater than the sum of its parts, and there are many “parts” to a healthy recovery. Starting with medically supervised detox, a recovery journey involves rehabilitation, therapy, support groups, a family safety net, and, for many, a faith community. There are also specific life skills that will increase the chances of successfully…

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How Inpatient Drug Rehab Works

Drug rehab comes in many different packages. One of the first decisions people have to make is whether to attend inpatient or outpatient treatment. There are numerous benefits to inpatient rehab for people who are seeking recovery. Inpatient drug rehab programs like ours include medically supervised detox and an integrated mental health plan that comprehensively…

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When to Seek Treatment for Opioid Addiction

If you suspect that you or a loved one is addicted to an opioid, like prescription narcotics, or opiate, like heroin or morphine, it’s the right time to look into treatment. If you feel suspicious and worry about your drug use, you have already entered the stage of recovery called “contemplation.” You are no longer…

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3 Advantages of Opioid Detox Before Addiction Treatment

Opioid overdoses have doubled in the United States during the pandemic. People in isolation and struggling with job insecurity, loss of loved ones, and fear of illness are relapsing or doubling their substance use as a coping mechanism. Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge (PAATC) is here to help anyone who is ready to take the…