In the eastern Pennsylvania city of Allentown, the Csandl family opened a halfway house named Confront in 1969 to address the growing issue of substance abuse in their community. Since then, the facility has grown into the Treatment Trends rehabilitation network, offering residential treatment at three locations—Keenan House, Halfway Home of the Lehigh Valley and Richard S. Csandl Recovery House—and outpatient services.
Accommodations and Food
Keenan House is a massive 95-bed “therapeutic community” that holds both men and women under one roof. Rooms are same-sex and shared between one to three clients. Amenities in the house include an on-site gym and a TV in the communal living room. Meals are served in a cafeteria-style kitchen, with all menus approved by the staff dietician. Caffeine and sugar are allowed, but only in limited amounts and if approved by staff. T
The Halfway Home of the Lehigh Valley is a 40-bed residential treatment facility that offers residents a length of stay for anywhere between 90 and 180 days. The facility is divided into two separate houses for men and women. Residents bunk up anywhere from one to three per room, with amenities allowed depending on the progress of treatment. Food is served communal-style with all meals approved by a dietician.
The Richard S. Csandl Recovery House has enough room for 10 residents for up to one year. It is a sober living so residents must be in an aftercare program, have a job to pay the required rent, and abstain from all drugs and alcohol. Residents cook their own meals, go to jobs and meetings and have minimal treatment activities and responsibilities.
Treatment and Staff
An biopsychosocial assessment helps determine the ideal housing situation for each client. All Treatment Trends’ programs are 12-step based and follow the philosophy that alcohol and drug addiction is a progressive disease requiring both spiritual and mental intervention. Clients receive an individualized treatment plan that is formulated collaboratively by client and counselor.
Keenan House, Treatment Trends’ largest residential component, employs both individual and group therapy. Psychiatrists and counselors on staff use various techniques including CBT, reality therapy and Gestalt therapy. Clients are supported with empathetic counseling and introduced to different educational groups that provide relapse prevention tools.
The Confront outpatient facility accepts male and female chemical clients. The primary therapeutic modality is group therapy, where clients address a range of topics including process, trauma, addiction awareness, conflict resolution, intervention and relapse prevention. All activities are monitored and overseen by a treatment team consisting of licensed therapists, LCSWs and CADCs. Clients learn a new set of coping skills and are introduced to community resources.
For individuals who also suffer from mental disorders, Treatment Trends offers treatment tracks that specialize in dual diagnosis support. Residents that require additional support have to undergo special screenings to ensure that they do not have acute mental conditions. All clients are provided with bi-weekly medical and psychiatric care by a licensed physician and TB and HIV testing. Counseling and OB/GYN services for are available for female residents.
Treatment Trends offers several alumni activities that keep program graduates close after graduation. The Alumni Phase III Support Group is a weekly meeting that helps clients in their transition back into the community. The “Ambassadors of Hope” group involves members in activities such as bowling and quarterly breakfasts with current clients. For clients who desire physical activity, daily yoga is available.
For those in need of a dynamic treatment approach for substance abuse, Treatment Trends assists individuals from beginning to after graduation. Providing clients with therapy to identify deep-seated issues and the skills to cope with their lives, the organization offers a second chance at life and the opportunity to live without drugs and alcohol.
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Allentown, PA 18101
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