When it’s time to enroll in addiction treatment, what next? The hardest part is taking that step to accept that you need help. But the next step – finding an outpatient or inpatient addiction treatment facility that resonates with you – seems almost as hard. If you live in Pennsylvania and are interested in Pennsylvania rehabilitation centers, consider Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge (PAATC).
PAATC provides evidence-based, wrap-around care for people with substance use disorders, co-occurring addiction, and mental health disorders. Our team of addiction specialists is available to talk to you about Pennsylvania rehab or answer any questions you have about addiction treatment. You are not alone and do not have to navigate this journey without support. Reach out today to find out how we can help. Our online form is easy, or you can call 844.442.8673.
What to Look for in a Pennsylvania Rehab Center
Why choose one Pennsylvania rehab over another? There are several things to be on the lookout for that enhance the overall landscape of addiction treatment benefits. In general, professional treatment increases long-term recovery outcomes, but not all rehab centers are created equal.
The list below covers the essential elements you will want to look for in your addiction treatment center.
Medically Managed Detox
The safest way to withdraw from drugs or alcohol, this process offers you the supervision of medical staff and the safe management of painful symptoms. In an inpatient medical detox, you will be closely watched for any health concerns that emerge and any new or increased mental health symptoms. There is strong evidence that medical detox improves sobriety outcomes and reduces the risk of relapse.
Residential or Outpatient Treatment Options
A common pattern for many who are beginning recovery is to start with an inpatient program and step down into an ongoing outpatient program at some point. When your rehab facility has both options, the transition from one to the next is seamless.
Therapies based on evidence are fundamental to successful addiction treatment. Treatments founded on research and data include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), trauma-informed therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and more.
Experienced and Credentialed Staff
You will be in good hands when you select a rehab with therapeutic and support staff members who are appropriately credentialed and keep abreast of their continuing education. A professional team that is both compassionate and experienced can make all the difference.
Dual Diagnosis Services
Due to the prevalence of co-occurring mental health disorders among those with addiction (more than 75%), choosing a treatment center that offers experience addressing a dual diagnosis. In such a facility, a coordinated plan of care will address both disorders simultaneously, an approach that has been shown to have the greatest positive effects on the whole person.
Family Therapy and Support
Because addiction is a family disease, recovery outcomes are improved when therapists involve the whole family in the process, as appropriate. Family therapy helps rebuild trust, strengthen communication, and improve empathy.
Robust Peer Support
The proximity of peers with shared lived experiences has great benefits to clients in recovery. Whether in group therapy, 12-step meetings, prayer groups, or in conversations over dinner, at least some of the people in your rehab peer group will likely become the core of your sober friend group post-discharge.
Once you are ready for discharge from addiction treatment, the support of your rehab center is still available to you if they have a strong aftercare program. Such a program will ease you into sober life with available opportunities, including ongoing therapy, life coaching, group meetings, and sober activities and social events.
Seek Support at Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge
At PAATC, we offer the following and more:
- Inpatient detox
- Inpatient and residential treatment
- Faith-based treatment
- Outpatient treatment
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
Reach out today to find out why you should choose PAATC as your Pennsylvania rehab center. We look forward to hearing from you. Our phone number is 844.442.8673, or you can use our online form.