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Do I Need Drug And Alcohol Treatment? Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

Do I need drug and alcohol treatment?

This is a common question most individuals ask themselves before asking for help. The obvious answer is if you are asking this question at all you probably do need some form of drug and alcohol treatment. At Pennsylvania Recovery Center we will help you decide if you do need treatment, and what kind. Give us a call today and get started!


Do you conduct Drug & Alcohol Evaluations?

Yes. We will work with you, and your attorney/probation officer to help in any way possible. A person who receives a drug or alcohol violation in Pennsylvania will need a thorough evaluation and recommendation for treatment. We are an approved provider by Chester County Probation. We are willing to service all counties in Pennsylvania. If treatment is recommended we will assist in helping you find the appropriate treatment center to meet your needs.


Do you offer DUI Groups and Educational classes?

Yes. We offer a weekly group for individuals that received a DUI or possession charge. This is an educational group, and not considered therapy. Most individuals will need to attend for 6-10 groups. Groups are self-pay only. Please call for the cost at 610-233-4342.

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Do you accept my health insurance?

We work with most insurance companies at Pennsylvania Recovery Center such as Cigna, United Healthcare, Aetna, Beacon, Value Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and more. In order to determine coverage, we will have to do a live verification of your insurance. Once we verify that we can accept your insurance we will discuss any financial obligations that are associated with treatment such as a co-pay, deductible, and out of pocket cost. Sliding fee scale self-pay rates are available for individuals who do not have insurance. Please call us at 610-233-4342 or submit your insurance information confidentially online by clicking here. 

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Do you have a Doctor on staff that can write prescriptions for medications?

Yes. We have a Medical Director on our team who will conduct a History & Physical, Psychiatric Evaluations, Diagnosis, and prescribe medication if needed. Our Doctor will work with each client to decide the best route for medication needs as well as any physical ailments. This service is covered by your insurance or self-pay. Psychotropic medication may be prescribed depending on need and diagnosis. Psychotropic medications are widely used to assist with diagnosed mental health disorders such as major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, and more. Examples of psychotropic medication include: Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac, Lexapro, Cymbalta, Wellbutrin, Seroquel, Paxil, Effexor, and many others depending on need and biocompatibility. We DO NOT prescribe narcotic medications such as klonopin, xanax, valium, and ativan. We can continue most medications that are being prescribed from inpatient rehab or detox treatment centers through our Physician.

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Do you offer Medication-Assisted Treatment(MAT)?

Yes. We believe in multiple pathways for recovery including MAT. We offer naltrexone, and Vivitrol through our center. If an individual needs Suboxone, Subutex, or Sublocade we will collaborate with an outside provider to assist in prescribing, and managing those medications. MAT clients are welcome to attend and have access to all of our services. Since those medications will be prescribed outside of our facility clients will be required to monitor their own prescription and ensure they do not run out of their medication on their own.

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How long will I be in Intensive Outpatient or Outpatient treatment?

The length of your therapy for a drug or alcohol addiction depends on the individual. Intensive Outpatient can last anywhere from 6-8 weeks. Outpatient could last up to 9 months. Studies suggest that the longer a person is engaged in a drug and alcohol treatment program the better chance they have at maintaining sobriety. Years of addiction is not going to be healed after a few weeks. Expect a long term commitment in order to achieve the best results for recovery.

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What hours are available for Intensive Outpatient Group Therapy?

We offer daytime and evening hours currently for Intensive Outpatient Group therapy. Sessions can last up to 3 hours. Individual therapy and Family therapy are scheduled separately and usually last for one hour.

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Can I work while I'm in Outpatient treatment?

Yes, you can work while receiving treatment. Outpatient is designed for people who need drug or alcohol addiction treatment, but can't or not appropriate for inpatient treatment. We will work around your schedule in the day or night. If you need time off work we can assist in working with your employer to file for FMLA or short term disability.

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Can I attend school while in Outpatient treatment?

Yes, you can attend school while receiving outpatient or intensive outpatient therapy for your addiction. Day and evening hours are available to work around your school schedule.

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How do I get there? Can I drive or is there transportation?

You are allowed to drive yourself into treatment. We have ample parking near our addiction treatment facility in Chester County. If you do not have the ability to drive or lost your license we can provide transportation to and from treatment upon request. We do not want transportation to be a barrier for a person seeking help for their addiction.

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Do you offer individual one on one counseling with a therapist?

Individual counseling is offered weekly to our clients. A client can request more individual time if needed. We also conduct a thorough bio-psychosocial assessment to get a better idea of what is driving your addiction.

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Are you pet friendly?

Yes, we allow clients to bring emotional support or service animals to the center as long as they are not disruptive to the group and other client's therapy.

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Are your therapists licensed?

We have therapists that have obtained their Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC), Licensed Social Worker(LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW), Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor(LCAADC). We also have staff that has achieved their Master's Degree in counseling or social work and working towards licensure. It is very important to us that our clients are receiving the best clinical treatment from the best-licensed clinicians.

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What should I expect during treatment?

We offer specialized programming to meet the needs of unique individuals that includes diagnostic, developmental, and gender-related needs. All of our outpatient programs include a comprehensive evaluation by a board-certified psychiatrist, individualized treatment plans, evidence-based treatment, group, and individual therapy, medication management, family therapy, psychoeducation groups, and expressive therapies like yoga, art, and writing.

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What is evidenced based treament?

All of our treatment is evidenced based in our program. The latest research at major academic medical centers and government agencies are regularly reviewed and incorporated into our treatment modalities. We monitor outcomes to determine what therapy is best for each individual patient. This tells us how to reduce symptoms, and create everlasting recovery. By using an evidence-based program it creates better patient engagement and overall success.

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How many patients are in group therapy?

We try to keep our caseloads small for each therapist. No more than 8-10 individuals are in the group at one time. This gives us the best opportunity to help our clients.

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What should I bring to my intake appointment?

Please bring a form of identification such as your driver's license, and your insurance card if applicable.

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Why is Family Therapy important?

Addiction doesn't just affect the individual but the entire family. The family needs to have an understanding of the thoughts and processes that make up their loved one's addiction. When this is achieved they have the opportunity to play a major role in the client's successful recovery. We have many resources we can refer to the family in the community.

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Will I have to attend AA or NA meetings?

We believe in multiple pathways for recovery. Our treatment is conducted by licensed clinicians who are providing real therapy. It is not considered an AA or NA meeting however a client may be recommended to attend 12 step meetings as part of their treatment plan. To find a local AA meeting go here.

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What goals should I expect to accomplish by attending an outpatient program?

The goal of an outpatient like inpatient is the stopping or cessation of all mood or mind-altering chemicals and addictive substances like alcohol. You will receive support for ongoing sobriety. You will experience growth and healing on an emotional and spiritual level. We will assist in repairing important and meaningful relationships with you. And we will empower you to remain drug and alcohol-free for the long term.

 

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