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Can Social Anxiety Impact Teen Drug Abuse?

The links between mental health and substance use are well-documented. Teens and others who are affected by depression or anxiety are often diagnosed with a co-occurring addiction. People who struggle with anxiety or depression may self-medicate to alleviate symptoms. Social anxiety disorder is a common form of chronic anxiety, affecting nearly 10% of American youth.…

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Three Benefits of Residential Addiction Treatment for Teens

Concern about teenage substance abuse is all too common among parents, educators, and family physicians. The data supports an ongoing rise in the misuse of alcohol and drugs and addiction among adolescents age 12 and up. More than three-quarters of American teens self-report that they have access to illicit drugs. Nearly half have tried them,…

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How Drug Detox Programs Help with Withdrawal Symptoms

Addiction is on the rise in the United States. Government experts have made strides regarding prevention, education, and treatment. However, many Americans are still vulnerable to this terrible disease due to risk factors relating to genetics, trauma, poverty, isolation, and more. Stimulants, such as meth and crack, opiates, such as heroin, and synthetic opioids, such…

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The Dangers of Fentanyl

The fentanyl crisis is a significant part of the nation’s opioid crisis. This synthetic opioid is one of the strongest opioids in existence. However, for anyone struggling with this deadly substance, fentanyl addiction treatment can help. The Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC) offers a fentanyl addiction treatment program that we’ve designed to support clients…

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3 Benefits of Teen Addiction Treatment Programs

Not all addiction treatment programs are created equal. What works for adults is not necessarily what will work for teens. Adolescent-focused rehab programs have a high success rate. We design all our services, from detox to counseling and group support, specifically to this age group. In a teen rehab program, medical and wellness professionals understand…

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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…