Along with their residential treatment and detox facilities, Greenbriar Treatment Center provides outpatient services for adults 18 years of age and older who are struggling with substance abuse in southwestern Pennsylvania. The seven outpatient centers are located in Monroeville, South Hills, Squirrel Hill, Wexford, New Kensington, Robinson and North Strabane.
Treatment and Staff
An initial assessment determines what the appropriate level of care is for each client. All facilities offer programs geared toward recovery from a myriad of drugs: alcohol, cocaine, heroin, prescription pills and marijuana to name a few. Those in need of detox, dual diagnosis support and round-the-clock residential treatment are referred to these services in the Greenbriar network.
While the outpatient facilities vary in size and décor, they all have similar set ups for therapy; group sessions are held in a classroom, with chairs set up in a circle, and and individual sessions take place in one of the counseling offices.
The most intensive level of treatment is called the Partial Day Program. Clients are in treatment four days a week from 9 am to 4 pm, for 12 weeks. They have 60 minutes of individual therapy twice per week. The second level of treatment is the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), which meets four days a week as well, but only from 9 am to noon and only for eight weeks. IOP clients see their individual therapists once a week.
In both programs, clients attend group and individual therapy sessions facilitated by either a Master’s-level therapist or a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC), depending on the focus. Group topics vary, but include addiction education, peer feedback, problem solving, coping skills, goals group and relapse prevention. Group and individual therapy sessions are 60 minutes in length, with the exception of peer feedback, which is a 90-minute session. Group size is limited to 16. Clients are also encouraged to attend 12-step meetings, get a sponsor and work the steps.
On average, each facility has four LADCs and two Master’s-level therapists on board. Greenbriar outpatient offices operate Monday through Thursday from 8 am until 8 pm.
As part of a significant aftercare program, Greenbriar Treatment Center has two halfway houses. Anyone is eligible, but clients who have completed residential or outpatient treatment at Greenbriar Treatment Center get top priority. Typically, there is a four-month waiting list for this three- to six-month program. Though this is considered a step down in treatment, residents still have a structured day that includes group and individual therapy and dual diagnosis support. Residents are required to attend three outside AA or NA meetings per week and must have a sponsor after 30 days. At the two-month mark, they meet with their counselor to outline a job-search strategy.
Greenbriar Treatment Center has been providing a solid continuum of care, from detox to transitional living, since 1985. Potential clients can take comfort in knowing that their first year of sobriety—often the hardest—won’t be something they have to go through alone. The only caveats would be that only the residential and the halfway houses are licensed as dual diagnosis facilities and the outpatient services are only available four days a week. Still, in comparison to other IOP programs, clients at Greenbriar are getting a lot of group hours per week and guaranteed time with their individual therapists.
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Greenbriar Treatment Center
800 Manor Dr
Washington, PA 15301
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