LUZERNE TREATMENT CENTER
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Luzerne Treatment Center: In-Patient Drug and Alcohol Community Corrections. Easily accessible by public transportation, Luzerne will provide transportation services for clients from the surrounding counties. Clinical application of all treatment services are provided under the guidelines of the Pennsylvania Department of Health and licensed by the Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure. Clients are referred and funded through a variety of sources including, county referrals, county corrections, private sector and state funding through the Department of Public Welfare or the PA State Department of Corrections; private insurance and self-pay may also be arranged. They are a fully licensed facility and treat individuals from the five county area, which includes Philadelphia, and the four suburban counties, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester. The primary purpose of the treatment component is to prepare the clients of the Luzerne Treatment Center with the necessary tools to successfully re-enter the community. Each client is served with the ability to make choices that ensure the very best chances to remain clean and sober, be productive members of society, and rejoin their families and social structures in a healthy manner. The overall philosophy of the substance abuse treatment program is based on the disease concept of addiction. Emphasis is placed on its progression, systems of denial, anti-social and criminal behavior, medical complications for the abuser, and the effects on the family, the community, and the work place, as well as the physiological and psychological effects of substance use and abuse. The Luzerne Campus utilizes a holistic approach to treating substance abuse problems by addressing significant clinical issues and related behaviors. A majority of the treatment in a therapeutic community is based on group interaction and positive peer pressure. Group therapy is the time in which program members become aware of the issues, which led to their addiction, and begin to deal with these issues. All groups are facilitated by professional staff and are designed to provide peer feedback and advice. The anticipated outcome of this curriculum is that residents will become aware of how the treatment methods they are learning apply to all aspects of their life and not just their addiction. They will develop coping skills that will enable them to develop and improve all aspects of their life, not just skills that aid in the treatment for one facet of their life, the addiction. The Luzerne Treatment Center offers opportunities for clients to improve their quality of life by developing and maintaining a positive lifestyle through the improvement of basic life skills, building self-esteem and acquiring the skills that are necessary to maintain an honest, drug-free and crime-free lifestyle. The treatment approach, combined with an intensive addiction education program and graduated re-entry process is ideal for addressing chronic substance abuse.
Record last updated:
24/7, Clinical staff are on-site Monday-Friday from 8: 00 A. M. -8: 00 P. M
Sep 30 2014 4:57PM
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