Outpatient Treatment & Therapy
What is Included in Outpatient Treatment?
- Individual Counseling
- Group Therapy Sessions
- Individualized Treatment Plans
- Coordination of Services
- Communicable Disease Screening
- Drug Testing
What is Outpatient Treatment?
Outpatient therapy sessions are available at our two dedicated outpatient rehabilitation centers. These services, which combine individual and group counseling sessions, offer you a safe and supportive environment to heal on your path to recovery. Our Counselors, whose backgrounds are diverse in mental health, substance abuse treatment and sobriety coaching, work with you one-on-one or in a group setting to create an individualized intervention plan geared toward your unique needs. With the goal of returning you to your “normal” routine and lifestyle, our individualized outpatient treatment plans are built to meet each client’s specific needs and are on the road to #RecoverWell.
Benefits of Outpatient Treatment at PAHM
PAHM Outpatient treatment and therapy is less disruptive to work and family than inpatient rehab, while still delivering results. Outpatient programs offer greater flexibility, allowing patients to attend therapy sessions on a part-time basis. Our Counselors complete this treatment with integrity and compassion for all clients. Our individualized treatment plans address each issue on an individual basis, allowing clients to play an active role in creating a treatment plan. While creating their plan, clients are provided a personal roadmap to recovery that can be followed once they’re home. Clients leave treatment at PAHM with more self-confidence to learn to trust themselves again, along with powerful resources and tools that work to foster a sustainable recovery.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
What is IOP?
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a type of addiction treatment in which clients meet 9 or more hours per week for 3 to 5 days. IOP helps clients who can’t afford residential treatment but need therapy and support to recover from their addiction. They receive intensive therapy while they live at home, go to school, or work. Groups are the main component of most IOP programs, as they allow clients to improve their communication skills, learn how to socialize without drugs or alcohol, support each other through recovery, and experience structure and discipline.
Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Treatment at PAHM
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at PAHM is designed for clients who need more support and structure than an Outpatient program can offer, while also still having contact & support from loved ones. You’ll benefit from group therapy experiences, case management and a full schedule of classes that help you gain new skills, self-confidence and knowledge about your recovery process. A more affordable option than inpatient treatment, the goal of our IOP program is to help participants develop new coping skills and a relapse prevention plan that will last long after their treatment.
Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)
PAHM Offers the Following Medications for MAT Treatment:
What is MAT?
Medication Assisted Treatment/Therapy (MAT) is a comprehensive approach that is safe and effective in helping people with substance use disorder stabilize their drug use and achieve recovery. With MAT, PAHM provides treatment tailored to individual needs based on the strength of their addiction, co-occurring mental health disorders, and medical history. The two treatments that we offer are FDA-approved Vivitrol and Suboxone for those receiving MAT treatment. These treatments will help ease the pain of withdrawal, cravings, and more leading to a higher chance of safe recovery for the individual receiving treatment.
Benefits of MAT at PAHM
Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT) is the gold standard of care in opioid addiction treatment. It reduces cravings, reduces illicit opioid use, provides relief from opioid withdrawal symptoms, and decreases relapse rates. MAT also helps you avoid additional medical problems that are linked to long-term opioid use including liver failure and hepatitis. In addition to the benefits to your health, MAT provides an affordable treatment option that is typically covered by Insurance. It can help keep you alive while in treatment, reduce crime and criminal activity that is often associated with heroin use, and help you stay employed.
Substance Use Evaluations
What is a Substance Use Evaluation?
Substance Abuse Evaluation (also known as a drug and alcohol evaluation) is a process that takes place between an individual and an addictions counselor. The goal of the process is to assess whether or not an individual’s alcohol and/or drug use is a problem. At your appointment, we will do an assessment of your thoughts and behaviors related to substance use. We will also ask about various areas of your life so that we can determine if there are any issues other than alcohol and drug use which may be contributing to what you are feeling. When the evaluation is completed, it will be determined if there is an alcohol and/or drug problem. Treatment recommendations will not be the same for each individual as each person has their own unique history, current situation, strengths, and current needs.
Benefits of Evaluations at PAHM
If you are concerned about your drinking or drug use and want to get help, Substance Abuse Evaluation is for you. It provides a brief intervention that educates the individual, family members and others on the nature and extent of the individual’s alcohol and/or drug problem. Benefits include professional treatment recommendations and assistance in obtaining education and therapy around their alcohol and/or drug issues.
What is a DUI/OWI Evaluation?
DUI evaluations are required to be completed by any individual who has been convicted of a DUI, DWI, or OVI offense in Pennsylvania. Similar to Substance Abuse Evaluations, this process takes place between an individual and an addictions counselor. An evaluation will help determine whether or not you have a substance abuse problem and, if it exists, what options are available for treating it. Evaluations also help determine whether a person is eligible for the ARD program, which allows participants to forego formal probation and opt for treatment in lieu of penalties associated with a conviction.
Benefits of Evaluations at PAHM
If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence, you may face fines, probation, and another harsh consequence: a driver’s license suspension. PAHM offers DUI evaluations in order to help avoid this harsh penalty. PAHM’s DUI Evaluations are completed with integrity to determine if your addiction to substances is present and if you are at risk of reoffending. A DUI evaluation is a confidential process that explores your relationship with alcohol and/or drugs, identifies factors contributing to substance abuse, and evaluates your individual needs in order to facilitate treatment in the future.
Smoking & Vaping Cessation
What is Smoking Cessation?
Smoking is one of the most difficult habits to kick, and millions of Americans struggle with doing so each and every day. Smoking cessation therapy enables the learning of new skills to change the way a patient reacts to the urge to smoke by changing behaviors and thought patterns related to the habit. This may include techniques for handling cravings, techniques for resisting urges. These techniques help patients learn how to respond differently when faced with situations where they normally would have smoked.
Benefits of Smoking Cessation at PAHM
The benefits of quitting smoking are not just immediate but last a lifetime. You can expect to live longer, have better health and be less likely to develop smoking-related diseases like cancer and heart disease. Even people who have developed smoking-related diseases may benefit from quitting: people with COPD can improve their lung function, while people with coronary heart disease can see lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Adolescent Treatment (12-18)
What is Adolescent Treatment?
If you are concerned that your child has a problem with drugs or alcohol, it is important to take action immediately. If they are under 18 years of age, you can legally place them into an addiction treatment facility without their consent. Although this may seem harsh, there are some situations where you may have no alternative. While this may be difficult for them to take at first, it’s not just about keeping them safe from the drugs – adolescents need responsible adult guidance to understand why they use drugs and how their behavior is affecting other people. Having this insight early in life can help prevent future problems later on.
Benefits of Adolescent Treatment at PAHM
Some kids find it more difficult to stop drinking or taking drugs, not because of the acute effects, but because of the damage these substances cause to relationships, school and work. At PAHM, we offer comprehensive care with individualized treatment plans built around your child’s unique needs, ensuring long-term recovery. For instance, if they are receiving outpatient treatment, we will ensure they do not miss school or work while still getting through their recovery program. We provide family therapy in conjunction with treatment so that this process can be especially beneficial for families.