In 1990, Dr. E Daniel Martin helped turn Naaman Center into an outpatient facility for substance abuse. As medical director, Martin saw a need for a a professionally staffed, faith-based drug and alcohol treatment program. One bonus of Naaman Center is that it treats clients regardless of their ability to pay. With five locations in Pennsylvania including Elizabethtown, Quarryville, Gap, Lancaster and Elizabethville, Naaman Center provides affordable care for the financially challenged.
Treatment and Staff
Treatment at Naaman Center is faith-based, using the 12 steps as the main route to recovery. The five locations offer both Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and regular outpatient programs for adults, as well as group therapy for adolescents. Prior to admission, clients must undergo an assessment to see which program would best suit them. While detox is not available, referrals to outside facilities can be made.
The IOP involves a minimum of two hours of treatment twice a week. Day groups start at 10 am, while the evening groups start at 6 pm. The program includes group and individual therapy, using methods such as CBT. Individual therapy occurs once a week, although more sessions can be added when necessary. Group topics include trauma, self-esteem, family communication, processing, meditation, faith and the 12 steps. Time spent here in treatment depends on each individual’s needs.
Once a client has successfully completed IOP, they can step down to outpatient, which meets once weekly for two hours at a time. The structure is similar to IOP, with one hour of group and one hour of individual therapy each week. Clients in all levels of outpatient are required to attend a minimum of two off-site AA/NA meetings a week.
There are also special group therapy sessions for adolescents aged 15 to 17 that meet once a week. These groups address the struggles of the age group, helping them to process emotions and gain self esteem.
The staff includes a medical director and an LSW. Groups are kept small, usually with a maximum of 10 clients.
Naaman Center offers Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) evaluations. The DoT requires companies with employees who hold commercial driver licenses (CDLs) to perform random drug and alcohol tests. Anyone who tests positive must be referred to a qualified substance abuse professional for a comprehensive assessment and clinical evaluation. After that, an appropriate course of treatment or education can be recommended.
Naaman Center brings faith-based care to those suffering from substance abuse. Thanks to community support and fundraising, no one is turned away due to lack of funds. With a small client load, each client receives personalized attention and focused care.
4600 E Harrisburg Pike
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
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