Teen Discussing Dual Diagnosis Treatment

How Teens Can Benefit from Dual Diagnosis Treatment

The mental health and substance use risks for teens are in many ways unique to their stage of life. Though on the cusp of adulthood, their mental, physical, and psychological development are on hyper-drive, and the challenges they face in today’s fast-paced, globally-connected world are significant. Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge (PAATC) has been at…

Man Learning Benefits of Short-Term Inpatient Treatment

3 Benefits of Short-Term Inpatient Treatment

When you or your loved one know it’s time to seek help for addiction, the number of options can seem overwhelming. Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge can offer a comprehensive scope of treatments for substance misuse and addiction. Whether you’re seeking inpatient or outpatient treatment, short-term to long-term services, or anything in between, our team…

Man Initiating the Rehab Admission Process

The Rehab Admissions Process Step-by-Step

When you are ready to begin your recovery journey with Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) and pick up the phone to call us at 844.442.8673, you have started the admissions process. What happens next? What Happens During the Admissions Process? The rehab admissions process is relatively straight forward. The steps of this process are…

Doctor Discussing Medical Detox Program

How a Detox Program Aids the Recovery Process

Addiction to any substance essentially follows the same roadmap. When you abuse many substances, they flood the body with toxins. These toxins build up in the body of someone who is addicted, creating cravings and withdrawal symptoms when the person doesn’t use the drug. Cleansing the body of all those chemicals is called “detox,” which…

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What Can Happen If You Mix Alcohol with Depressants?

The consumption of alcohol is legal in the United States over the age of 21. Unfortunately, this intoxicating substance is also very commonly abused, creating a dangerous cocktail when combined with other prescribed, over-the-counter, or illegal drugs. Alcohol has the effect of compounding other substances’ side effects, which increases the risk of alcohol poisoning, overdose,…