Caron Treatment Centers is expanding to offer a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).
The Wernersville, Berks County, non-profit for health care treatment, research, prevention and addiction medicine education, said new PHP provides a bridge for patients who have completed in-patient treatment, but who are not ready for an outpatient level of care.
Patients will reside in sober living on Caron’s campus while participating in intensive counseling and group work, Caron said.
“We are excited to broaden the levels of care on our Pennsylvania campus,” said David Rotenberg, chief clinical officer for Caron Treatment Centers. “Length of stay matters. We know from research and our nearly 70 years of experience in addiction medicine that the longer an individual stays engaged in treatment, the better the outcome.”
Rotenberg said most patients currently stay for about 28 days of inpatient treatment before stepping down to a lower level of care.
“With limited options for patients requiring a partial hospitalization program, especially those who need medication assisted treatment, Caron is excited to now provide these individuals the sober, supportive living environment needed while continuing their extensive clinical care,” Rotenberg said. “It also allows patients to resume regular activities while still in a therapeutic environment, which really is important in early recovery.”
Caron’s history of positive outcomes in the treatment of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) has led the way in establishing outcome-based treatment for SUD and AUD, he said.
Caron’s PHP includes private and semi-private sober living options; a ten-to-one patient/counselor ratio; four hours of daily group therapy; and two individual counseling sessions per week.
When clinically appropriate, PHP at Caron will allow individuals to work on trauma, chronic pain, spirituality, relapse and family issues, Rotenberg said.
On-going psychiatry and psychology treatment will follow from Caron’s in-patient program to PHP as clinically indicated. Referrals to physical therapy (PT), acupuncture and medical massage are also available, along with adventure-based counseling, which includes trips to nearby attractions or stores.