Located just outside Philadelphia, Livengrin Foundation is an economical 28-day rehab that helps those who suffer from addiction gain a footing in the world of sobriety. Through detox, an introduction to the 12 steps and therapy, clients are able to get a jump start on their recovery journey.
Accommodations and Food
The 109-bed facility is split between men and women, with separate carriage houses for each. Each house contains shared bedrooms, featuring two twin beds and a small bathroom. The accommodations are pretty minimal and resemble quaint motel rooms. The living room features several couches and television to watch during free time.
As far as personal technology goes, cell phones and laptops are prohibited but a computer lab is available for use during free time. Time spent on the Internet is to be used for job searching and other life-enhancing tasks. Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are not allowed. For those who wish to get in some reading, a library is open during the day, while clients who appreciate physical activity will enjoy the on-site gym.
Meals are shared in the dining hall. The food here is served buffet style and offers three choices per meal. While the food is nothing to write home about, clients will not go hungry through their 28-day stay.
Treatment and Staff
The treatment offered during a 28-day stay is pretty run of the mill. Detox is available for those who need to be medically monitored as they come off substances. The detox period lasts three days and costs an additional $1,500. After stabilization is achieved, clients are exposed to the 12 steps as well as traditional therapeutic experiences. A mix of mandatory on- and off-site AA/NA meetings take place on a daily basis.
In addition to following the 12 steps, Livengrin offers both group and individual therapy. Groups are held several times a day and include topics such as relapse prevention, working the steps, family dynamics, grieving, life skills and employment. While Livengrin does not offer an official trauma group or EMDR, individual therapy sessions once a week allow a client time to process past issues.
Family support and participation is encouraged at Livengrin, which offers a weekly enlightenment family program. This three-and-a-half hour evening class introduces family members to the disease of addiction as well as encouraging discussion among the group. Family members who attend are allowed visitation on Saturdays.
After a client has finished their 28-day stay, Livengrin offers a variety of step down options. A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) takes place from 8 am to 4 pm five times a week while Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is held for two hours each day five times week. For those who just needs support a couple of times per week, general outpatient offers care three times a week for two hours. All outpatient programs include group therapy, educational lectures and time with an individual therapist.
The staff at Livengrin is a mix of nurses, a medical director, psychiatrist and licensed counselors.
Livengrin offers good, no-frills recovery. With an introduction to the 12 steps and round-the-clock care, this facility is an appealing option for those who want a solid entry into recovery without a lot of the bells and whistles.
Livengrin Foundation Location
4833 Hulmeville Rd
Bensalem, PA 19020
Livengrin Foundation Cost
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