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What Are the Symptoms of Heroin Withdrawal?

Seeking heroin treatment for addiction is a lifesaving decision and an essential first step in recovery. Although heroin use is still on the rise in the United States, only about 1 in 10 people who suffer from heroin use disorder end up seeking and receiving help at a heroin treatment center. If you or someone…

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3 Signs Your Teen Needs Marijuana Treatment

About 1 in 10 teens who use cannabis regularly will become addicted to it. However, the effects on the still-developing brain of a teenager are serious regardless of dependence or addiction. Marijuana impedes brain growth, including the formation of neural pathways, and can affect IQ, motivation, and cognitive processing. Even among those who may not…

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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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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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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…