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What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

When you are ready to start recovering from a substance use disorder, you face numerous options. You can access addiction treatment as an inpatient or outpatient. A program that combines elements of both is called an intensive outpatient program (IOP). What is IOP for addiction? It is a great option for addiction treatment that lets…

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Preparing for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Dr. Aaron T. Beck developed cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1960s. He based his work on studies done by psychologist Albert Ellis in the 1950s. Ellis is considered one of the founders of cognitive therapy, and Beck is the one who joined cognitive principles with behaviorism. Early researchers into both…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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