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[block]0[/block]The Basics

Founded in 1983, PA Treatment and Healing (PATH) offers outpatient drug and alcohol treatment in multiple counties throughout Pennsylvania for both adolescents and adults. Adolescents can enroll in an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or after school program for co-occurring disorders, and adults can participate in low-level individual counseling and group sessions. The treatment philosophy at PATH is centered in therapy, not in the 12 steps.

Treatment and Staff

Adolescents who want to participate in the IOP program must be referred by a mental health provider. Once they are deemed eligible for treatment, clients meet with a licensed drug and alcohol counselor or psychologist to create an individualized treatment plan. Counselors use different therapeutic modalities depending on the individual, including both individual and group therapy sessions. Though psychotherapeutic treatment for co-occurring disorders is offered, there is no psychiatrist on staff. Detox is available, but referrals to outside facilities can also be made.

The program also uses a behavior management therapy called “PA Treatment & Healing’s Normative Systems Approach,” which pushes goal setting, leadership and behavioral modification in adolescents. It is designed to increase accountability and allow each client to take responsibility for their actions. It is hoped that this therapy helps restore social relationships and familial relationships. In addition, therapy offers education in coping skill, stress management and relapse prevention.

The IOP program meets five days a week from 10 am to 2 pm. The after school program meets 3 to 8 pm five days a week as well. Both programs offer a 24-hour emergency crisis intervention hotline. Typically, clients remain in the program for nine months.

Adults who enroll in the PATH outpatient program also receive an intake with a drug and alcohol counselor, which will review addictive behavior and particular triggers and psychological problems or mental illness that fuels the addiction. Treatment includes individual counseling sessions as well as groups, and frequency of sessions depends on each client’s needs. Some clients may receive more than one individual session a week. One-on-one therapy for adults focuses on stress management, building positive coping skills, CBT, DBT and relapse prevention.

Staff members include licensed drug and alcohol counselors as well as psychologists or psychiatrists who oversee each facility. Staff numbers vary according to each location, but each client receives plenty of individual attention. Group sizes are limited to under ten.

Extras

Transportation is available to pick up adolescents from their homes and bring them to PATH for treatment. There are weekend activities and outings scheduled such as camping, which reminds clients that there is a still fun to be had outside of drinking and using drugs. PATH counselors also offer home visits to keep in contact with family members. Family programs to help parents deal with their children’s addictions are also available.

Family therapy is offered for adults participating in the PATH outpatient drug and alcohol program.

In Summary

For those in Pennsylvania seeking treatment that doesn’t involve the 12 steps, PA Treatment and Healing will most likely be a good option. This program avoids a “one size fits all” approach to recovery by utilizing many treatment modalities and individualizing therapy according to each client.

PA Treatment and Healing – Corporate Offices
5972 Susquehanna Trail
Turbotville, PA  17772

PA Treatment and Healing Cost: $670 – Adult Outpatient (30 days). Reach PA Treatment and Healing by phone at (570) 649-6855 or by email at [email protected]. Find PA Treatment and Healing on Facebook and Google+

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  1. When I was 11 I was forced to go to PATH.(im now 14)I went in as an open minded little girl.I didn’t give a flying flip what people said about me,I didn’t self harm,I didn’t have depression,I wasn’t suicidal,I wasn’t an angry person,I wasn’t insecure,I actually thought I was pretty,I didn’t know anything about dirty minded things.But when I went there,that all changed.Hell,a 16 year old boy forced me to suck his penis and the staff didn’t believe me!Not to mention that I got beat up on a regular basis.They watched them punch me and didn’t do a damn thing.I remember being the youngest one there.I also remember that when they would cook food for us there would be ants and roaches all over the counter.And one time when we were all in the kitchen eating I was in the corner away from everyone,this boy,this 17 year old boy,decideds that it would be funny to twerk on me.And I don’t mean just a little.I mean for like,4 straight minutes.And I was in the corner so I couldn’t get away and I’m claustrophobic. I was 11.11.Freaking 11.A 17 year old boy twerked on a 11 year old girl and when I said what the fuck he did that for(yes I freaking cursed.)he laughed and said he thought that it would be funny.He thought it would be funny.Well,newsflah:IT WASNT!I FELT VIOLATED!VERY VIOLATED!And then there was one on one sessions with my counsler,Eric.I HATED Eric.He always forced me to talk,even when I didn’t want to.I remember at one point,there was absolutely no one that I could trust that I knew,so I only trusted one person,and that one person happened to be Niall Horan.(mind you he got me through all this and still is and yes,the pain this place caused me is still getting worse each and every day)and he was always telling me if you don’t talk I can’t help you.And then I finally cracked one day and said that’s cuz I don’t trust you!I don’t trust you!I don’t trust my mom!I don’t trust my sister!I don’t trust Freddy!I don’t trust anyone but one person who doesn’t even know me!Then he got a smirk on his face.He was ticking me off into telling me who it is.And my dumb self actually played into it.And then he guessed it.And he laughed.He was ALWAYS laughing at EVERYTHING I say.From that day on,I would just sit on the for with my back to him in silence.And I remember when I made my first cut.I told myself it would be the only one.But I kept making them.It took me until this month,3 years(I think)later to be clean for a month.That place gave me severe freaking depression.I am ugly.That place showed me what I failed to realise.I also have social anxiety because of PATH.And PATH taught me that I am so worthless,nobody cares,and there is no way out of.My mom ended up pulling me out because I kept getting beat up,but if you want to send your kid,be my guest.Good luck.

    • When I was 11 I was forced to go to PATH.(im now 14)I went in as an open minded little girl.I didn’t give a flying flip what people said about me,I didn’t self harm,I didn’t have depression,I wasn’t suicidal,I wasn’t an angry person,I wasn’t insecure,I actually thought I was pretty,I didn’t know anything about dirty minded things.But when I went there,that all changed.Hell,a 16 year old boy forced me to suck his penis and the staff didn’t believe me!Not to mention that I got beat up on a regular basis.They watched them punch me and didn’t do a damn thing.I remember being the youngest one there.I also remember that when they would cook food for us there would be ants and roaches all over the counter.And one time when we were all in the kitchen eating I was in the corner away from everyone,this boy,this 17 year old boy,decideds that it would be funny to twerk on me.And I don’t mean just a little.I mean for like,4 straight minutes.And I was in the corner so I couldn’t get away and I’m claustrophobic. I was 11.11.Freaking 11.A 17 year old boy twerked on a 11 year old girl and when I said what the fuck he did that for(yes I freaking cursed.)he laughed and said he thought that it would be funny.He thought it would be funny.Well,newsflah:IT WASNT!I FELT VIOLATED!VERY VIOLATED!And then there was one on one sessions with my counsler,Eric.I HATED Eric.He always forced me to talk,even when I didn’t want to.I remember at one point,there was absolutely no one that I could trust that I knew,so I only trusted one person,and that one person happened to be Niall Horan.(mind you he got me through all this and still is and yes,the pain this place caused me is still getting worse each and every day)and he was always telling me if you don’t talk I can’t help you.And then I finally cracked one day and said that’s cuz I don’t trust you!I don’t trust you!I don’t trust my mom!I don’t trust my sister!I don’t trust Freddy!I don’t trust anyone but one person who doesn’t even know me!Then he got a smirk on his face.He was ticking me off into telling me who it is.And my dumb self actually played into it.And then he guessed it.And he laughed.He was ALWAYS laughing at EVERYTHING I say.From that day on,I would just sit on the for with my back to him in silence.And I remember when I made my first cut.I told myself it would be the only one.But I kept making them.It took me until this month,3 years(I think)later to be clean for a month.That place gave me severe freaking depression.I am ugly.That place showed me what I failed to realise.I also have social anxiety because of PATH.And PATH taught me that I am so worthless,nobody cares,and there is no way out of.My mom ended up pulling me out because I kept getting beat up,but if you want to send your kid,be my guest.Good luck.Also,I didn’t even do drugs.

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