When an individual or family begins to make the challenging decision to seek treatment for alcohol or drugs, there are many questions, and many choices.
There are some basics, however, that should be focused on – no matter what treatment facility you go to, or the reason, be it alcohol, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines or prescription drugs.
1. A Full Array of Addictions Care
Here's a rule you can trust: the longer a person is involved in treatment, the better their chances of success at lifelong recovery.
That's why it's most helpful if the treatment services can meet the needs of the individual across the complete "continuum of care."
This means a patient can enter treatment here at the most appropriate point, from medical detoxification and residential rehab to outpatient and specialized programs. (This decision is made only after an initial assessment and professional consultation.)
Not every treatment center works this way. Some will have restrictions, perhaps because they're "outpatient only" or don't take insurance. Here, you’ll find "all doors are open."
This continuum of care makes the transition easier from one level of treatment to the next, without the patient's having to change organizations or do more paperwork. Once you are a patient, we can usually take care of your entire treatment plan. (For example, someone diagnosed with an anger management problem and an addiction can have both needs addressed together.)
For some patients as needed, we can smooth the transition to a recovery or halfway house that facilitates re-entry into the community. And everyone benefits from a strong alumni component that helps the individual stay connected to recovery for years.
2. Security & Confidentiality
Coming to a treatment center – or bringing a loved one to a facility – is like coming to the hospital. It can hold a lot of emotion about "what happens next." You can be confident that patients at Livengrin are treated as we all would want to be, with dignity and respect. True, there are schedules and frameworks (and some rules) for patients, to be sure that the best possible treatment can take place in the time available. But the safety of the individual is paramount, and the family can rest assured that the patient is in a secure environment.
Family and friends are important to the recovery of a patient, and easy access for visiting and transportation matters a lot. For people in our metropolitan region, there are eight locations serving Bucks, Philadelphia, Lehigh, Montgomery and Delaware Counties to help you. Whether you live in Doylestown or Levittown, New Hope or Newtown, Abington or Ambler, Roxborough or Chestnut Hill, Easton or Burlington, Langhorne or Trenton, a Livengrin facility is close by.
Our main residential campus in Bensalem is just outside Philadelphia, close to major air and ground transportation lines, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and I-95 (connecting to the entire corridor of Boston-New York-Philadelphia-Baltimore-Washington and points south).