three people discuss the length of dbt

How Long Does DBT Take?

One of the most effective therapies for treating a substance use disorder is dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). This behavioral therapy was developed in the 1980s and inspired by cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It was originally intended for severe mental health disorders. However, it soon became clear that DBT was effective for addiction as well. A Pennsylvania…

a woman talks with a man about preparing for dbt

Preparing for Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Thousands of Americans struggle with addiction every day. Each has a personal story to tell about their substance use and how it has affected their lives, careers, relationships, and financial security. Unfortunately, only around 10% of those who could benefit from addiction treatment receive it. If you or someone you care about struggles with a…

a woman discusses faith-based vs standard addiction treatment

Faith-Based vs. Standard Addiction Treatment

There are numerous styles and philosophies used by addiction rehab facilities across the United States. One of the most common decisions is whether to attend a faith-based vs. standard addiction treatment center. Your decision comes down to personal preference and your recovery needs. A faith-based addiction rehab center does an excellent job serving those with…

an individual prays about whether to enter faith-based addiction rehab

Why Should I Choose Faith-Based Addiction Rehab?

Drug addiction statistics ebb and flow, but overall, the numbers continue to rise, and over 20 million Americans are currently in the grip of a substance use disorder. Thanks to scientific research, many more evidence-based treatments for addiction are available now than 50 years ago. As writer and theologian C.S. Lewis once stated, you don’t…

a man talks to a therapist about outpatient vs inpatient treatment

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…

a woman and a therapist discuss intensive outpatient program options

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…

as the sun rises a man rests his head on his knees and wonders about the heroin withdrawal timeline

How Long Do Heroin Withdrawals Last?

There are receptors in the brain that interact with the body’s endogenous opioids. These are naturally produced and help your body control pain and balance moods. Some people turn to heroin to ramp up their pain tolerance or to get high. When they do, the brain stops being able to produce natural opioids and other…

a man and his therapist discuss the benefits of dbt or dialectical behavior therapy

5 Benefits of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is one of the most effective treatments in addiction rehab. An off-shoot of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), DBT was originally developed to treat people with borderline personality disorders, as it is highly effective for emotional regulation. Since then, its use has been expanded to treat a range of mental health disorders and…

a man at an opioid rehab center discusses why he should go to an opioid detox center with a therapist

5 Reasons to Go to an Opioid Detox Center

Fear of withdrawal makes many people with an opioid use disorder hesitate to enter rehab for opioid addiction. Removing all traces of a powerful drug from the body is no easy thing. However, medically supervised opioid addiction detox can ease withdrawal’s physical, mental, and psychological challenges. If you seek an opioid detox center in Pennsylvania,…

a group of people experience a fun and sober spring break

Sober Spring Break

Spring break. Almost by definition, this post-winter time off is an opportunity to let loose and celebrate. Many usually think of college kids convening on Florida beach towns or Colorado ski resorts to celebrate being outside, unscheduled, and free. Another common image conjured by the words spring break is one of alcohol consumption and drug…