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Choosing an Opioid Rehab Center

Choosing an opioid treatment center for yourself or someone you love can be a daunting task. The rise of the opioid epidemic and the increase in substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in an influx of new, self-proclaimed opioid rehab centers whose marketing claims are less than trustworthy. Sorting through the hype to…

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The Inpatient Treatment Process of Opiate Addiction

Inpatient rehab for opiate addiction is the highest level of care available for addiction treatment. It starts with medically monitored detox and continues with a full range of integrated mental health services. At intake, a clinical staff conducts a complete history that includes medical and mental health, drug use, and other personal factors that help…

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How Cocaine Addictions Develop and When to Seek Treatment

Since it was first extracted from the coca plant in the mid-1800s, cocaine has been used and abused by people seeking a stimulant rush. For many years, experts failed to recognize the harmful nature of cocaine, but now we know it is a dangerous drug. Medical science understands addiction to involve changes to the brain’s…

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Benefits of Detox Programs for Opiate Addiction

An opiate is a drug that originates from opium, which comes from the poppy plant. There are synthetic drugs that mimic the structure and effects of opiates. They are called opioids. People often refer to the entire class of drugs using the umbrella term “opioid,” which encompasses opium-derived opiates and lab-created opioids. This group of…

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Benefits of a Christian Drug Rehab Program

Studies show numerous positive results from faith-based rehab programs. Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) offers a faith-based rehab that supports those who seek God’s grace to overcome addiction. At PAATC, many people have found sobriety and reclaimed their faith. If you’d like more information about our addiction rehab program options rooted in faith, call…

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Inpatient Treatment Process for Heroin Addiction

The good news is, there are options when it comes to drug rehab. If you are struggling with heroin abuse or addiction, it’s time to get help. The kind of help you seek is up to you. One of the first decisions you will make is whether to do an inpatient treatment program. The benefits…

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Outpatient Treatment for Opioid Addiction

How do you decide what kind of addiction treatment is best for you? Practical considerations such as cost, insurance coverage, and location are key. However, the choice between inpatient and outpatient may be the most important. In some cases, there is no decision to be made. For people with life-threatening illnesses or infections or who…

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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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3 Benefits of Alcohol Detox for Teens Before Rehab

Teen alcohol use is a significant problem in the United States. A third of teens have taken their first drink before age 15. More than 25% of teenagers drink alcohol regularly, and about half of those drink heavily enough to be considered alcoholics. Alcohol addiction is a lifetime diagnosis but does not have to mean…

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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…