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Supporting the Patient

In addition to providing the latest evidence based treatments, Livengrin has a number of programs in place to support patients in their treatment journey. These include 12-Step meetings, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Patient Care Coordinators, and Residential Life and Activities.

These programs are part of Livengrin’s overall effort to provide ongoing engagement that leads to successful term outcomes and sustainable recovery.

“The 12-Step part of the Livengrin program was important in getting me on the road to sobriety.”

Get the Help You Need Now

800.245.4746

BY THE NUMBERS: “There are over 2 million reported
active members in Alcoholics Anonymous (the base model for 12-
Step programs) alone.”
Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment Program

Research has shown that medications for alcoholism and drug addiction used in conjunction with substance abuse counseling can increase an individual’s ability to successfully maintain abstinence. For qualified patients, Livengrin offers non-addictive, anti-craving medication assisted therapy to provide an added layer of protection against relapse plus support for those experiencing the struggles of addiction.

Livengrin was an early adopter of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) using Vivitrol/Naltrexone, a non-addictive, non-mind altering medication that reduces the urge to consume alcohol and opioids. The medication also moderates the effects of consuming alcohol and opioids.

Reduced Cravings and Better Outcomes

Naltrexone is taken as a daily oral tablet (Revia). Vivitrol injections are administered monthly. Vivitrol/Naltrexone is shown to reduce cravings for alcohol and opiates, and should a patient relapse occur, patients are more likely to stay engaged in treatment and continue in their effort to stay sober. Vivitrol blocks the receptors in the brain so that opiates do not attach and no “high” is experienced. Similarly, alcohol users on Vivitrol report that the “euphoric” effect of drinking is eliminated, often discouraging repeated attempts.

Livengrin uses Vivitrol/Naltrexone with alcohol counseling and drug abuse counseling.

Vivitrol/Naltrexone has been shown to:

  • Prevent a lapse from becoming a full-blown relapse
  • Reduce symptoms of protracted withdrawal such as anxiety, cravings, and insomnia
  • Lengthen periods of abstinence
  • Support positive effects of treatment, foster counseling gains
  • Allow brain cells to return to normal function

Across the Continuum of Care

Livengrin works with all major insurance companies to ensure that Vivitrol/Naltrexone is affordable (often available at no cost). We are leading the field in offering access and support for Medication Assisted Treatment to qualified patients at any point in our continuum of care.

Effective: When used in combination with cognitive therapy and counseling.

Support: MAT can help reduce the likelihood of relapse.

Achievement: Overcomes the compulsion to engage in substance abuse.

Patient Care Coordinator

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Patient Care Coordinators at Livengrin

Upon admission, every patient receives a dedicated Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) who will assist with clinical support in holistic addiction treatment programs. The PCC staff works alongside both the patient and the clinical team to help identify, manage, and relieve patient “life” issues such as:

Employment: Help you with job related issues such as Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), short-term disability (STD), and COBRA paperwork, letters, and documents for employers.

Legal: Help you navigate legal issues with probation officers, lawyers, law enforcement, etc.

Mental Health: Assist with scheduling follow-up appointments with a mental health provider.

Housing: Qualification and placement in recovery housing. We regularly audit all recovery houses in person that we recommend to insure the highest quality of the locations. Video tours are available of many of our approved houses.

Aftercare: Provide referrals for continuing care in and out of the Livengrin Network. Livengrin only refers patients to facilities that are state licensed and accredited by either the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or The Joint Commission.

Community: Provide information on 12-step meetings, sober activities, sports, and recovery events in the community.

Follow-up: Contact you following residential treatment (within 7, 30, 60, 90 days, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year) to encourage continued recovery, identify any stressors as soon as possible, and measure outcomes.

Aftercare: Helps manage your life challenges so you can stay focused on healing.

Care: PCC addictions counseling goes beyond clinical needs.

Support: Goes beyond the patient to families, caregivers, and employers.

Residential Life & Activities

Residential Life & Activities

The Livengrin program encourages patients to build relationships and experience fun and laughter in sobriety, while removed from the pressures of everyday life. To this end, we have a range of residential life activities available to our patients all run within a safe, secure environment.

Safety and Security

At Livengrin, patient safety and protection is the most important aspect of residential life. We employ an outside security company to continuously monitor the campus 24/7.

Our program is monitored using frequent roll calls and other accountabilities. Staff technicians oversee all patient activities and are present in our residences overnight. Patient respect for each other and our staff is required to remain in treatment.

Residential Life Activities

  • Exercise – The Livengrin gym is open daily. The gym features a basketball court, volleyball setup, ¼ mile walking track, horseshoe area, wii dance electronics, and more.
  • Crochet and Knitting – These activities are therapeutic. They can improve mental health and focus as well as lessen fears and keep patients from ruminating about their illness.
  • Patient Store – Open three times per week, the store is stocked with basic personal care items, books, sobriety literature and journals, food and snacks.
  • Hair Salon – Maintaining one’s appearance is important to self-image. Using the hair salon regularly is encouraged.
    Available weekends.
  • Audio-Video – Karaoke, videos, and motivational topic movies are offered as part of residential life. Entertaining movies are available in campus houses with cable.
  • Library and Computers – Patients can sign up for supervised computer time or just lounge in our library room when they want some quiet time. The library has comfortable chairs and quiet surroundings. Select reading materials are available at certain times.
  • Resume Writing – Livengrin’s professional training department offers a great seminar on resume writing and job search strategies. This service, available on request, is open to all patients.
  • MVP Program – This weekly program is designed to encourage peer recognition and motivation. The “MVP” winner rewards include various perks: off-campus WAWA visit, ordering outside delivery food, coupon to the patient store, and more.
Twelve Step Meetings

Supporting the Patient

Among the early recovery skills Livengrin recommends as part of a patient’s treatment plan is an understanding of the 12-Step program and principles.

Livengrin conducts regular 12-Step program meetings onsite to introduce patients to this important resource.

The 12-Step recovery program is designed for people suffering from alcohol abuse and addiction. Participants follow a set of recovery steps to achieve and maintain abstinence.

Day & TimeTypeLocation
Sunday, 12:00PMAA252 W. Swamp Rd., #55, Doylestown, PA 18901
Sunday, 3:00PMGood AALivengrin, Shanahan Hall, 4833 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020
3rd Sunday of every month, 6:00PMLivengrin Alumni & Friends 12-Step MeetingLivengrin, Shanahan Hall, 4833 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020
2nd Tuesday of every month, 7:00PMYoung People in Recovery (This is not a 12 step meeting, but a way for people to get involved with the recovery communityLivengrin, 1609 Woodbourne Rd., Levittown, PA 19057
Tuesday, 7:00PMAA550 Pinetown Rd., #300, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Wednesday, 7:00PMAALivengrin, 961 Marcon Blvd., #304, Allentown, PA 18109
Thursday, 7:00PMGALivengrin, 195 Bristol Oxford Valley Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047
Friday, 6:45PMFriday Night Early Birds, AALivengrin, Shanahan Hall, 4833 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020
Friday, 7:00PMStep Angels Women's MeetingLivengrin, 1609 Woodbourne Rd., Levittown, PA 19057
Friday, 7:00PMAA Livengrin, 9140 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136
Friday, 7:00PMGALivengrin, 9140 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136

Supporting the Patient

In addition to providing the latest evidence based treatments, Livengrin has a number of programs in place to support patients in their treatment journey. These include 12-Step meetings, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Patient Care Coordinators, and Residential Life and Activities.

These programs are part of Livengrin’s overall effort to provide ongoing engagement that leads to successful term outcomes and sustainable recovery.

“The 12-Step part of the Livengrin program was important in getting me on the road to sobriety.”

Get the Help You Need Now

800.245.4746

BY THE NUMBERS: “There are over 2 million reported
active members in Alcoholics Anonymous (the base model for 12-
Step programs) alone.”

Medication Assisted Treatment Program

Research has shown that medications for alcoholism and drug addiction used in conjunction with substance abuse counseling can increase an individual’s ability to successfully maintain abstinence. For qualified patients, Livengrin offers non-addictive, anti-craving medication assisted therapy to provide an added layer of protection against relapse plus support for those experiencing the struggles of addiction.

Livengrin was an early adopter of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) using Vivitrol/Naltrexone, a non-addictive, non-mind altering medication that reduces the urge to consume alcohol and opioids. The medication also moderates the effects of consuming alcohol and opioids.

Reduced Cravings and Better Outcomes

Naltrexone is taken as a daily oral tablet (Revia). Vivitrol injections are administered monthly. Vivitrol/Naltrexone is shown to reduce cravings for alcohol and opiates, and should a patient relapse occur, patients are more likely to stay engaged in treatment and continue in their effort to stay sober. Vivitrol blocks the receptors in the brain so that opiates do not attach and no “high” is experienced. Similarly, alcohol users on Vivitrol report that the “euphoric” effect of drinking is eliminated, often discouraging repeated attempts.

Livengrin uses Vivitrol/Naltrexone with alcohol counseling and drug abuse counseling.

Vivitrol/Naltrexone has been shown to:

  • Prevent a lapse from becoming a full-blown relapse
  • Reduce symptoms of protracted withdrawal such as anxiety, cravings, and insomnia
  • Lengthen periods of abstinence
  • Support positive effects of treatment, foster counseling gains
  • Allow brain cells to return to normal function

Across the Continuum of Care

Livengrin works with all major insurance companies to ensure that Vivitrol/Naltrexone is affordable (often available at no cost). We are leading the field in offering access and support for Medication Assisted Treatment to qualified patients at any point in our continuum of care.

Effective: When used in combination with cognitive therapy and counseling.

Support: MAT can help reduce the likelihood of relapse.

Achievement: Overcomes the compulsion to engage in substance abuse.

livengrin drug alcohol detox

Patient Care Coordinators at Livengrin

Upon admission, every patient receives a dedicated Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) who will assist with clinical support in holistic addiction treatment programs. The PCC staff works alongside both the patient and the clinical team to help identify, manage, and relieve patient “life” issues such as:

Employment: Help you with job related issues such as Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA), short-term disability (STD), and COBRA paperwork, letters, and documents for employers.

Legal: Help you navigate legal issues with probation officers, lawyers, law enforcement, etc.

Mental Health: Assist with scheduling follow-up appointments with a mental health provider.

Housing: Qualification and placement in recovery housing. We regularly audit all recovery houses in person that we recommend to insure the highest quality of the locations. Video tours are available of many of our approved houses.

Aftercare: Provide referrals for continuing care in and out of the Livengrin Network. Livengrin only refers patients to facilities that are state licensed and accredited by either the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or The Joint Commission.

Community: Provide information on 12-step meetings, sober activities, sports, and recovery events in the community.

Follow-up: Contact you following residential treatment (within 7, 30, 60, 90 days, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year) to encourage continued recovery, identify any stressors as soon as possible, and measure outcomes.

Aftercare: Helps manage your life challenges so you can stay focused on healing.

Care: PCC addictions counseling goes beyond clinical needs.

Support: Goes beyond the patient to families, caregivers, and employers.

Residential Life & Activities

The Livengrin program encourages patients to build relationships and experience fun and laughter in sobriety, while removed from the pressures of everyday life. To this end, we have a range of residential life activities available to our patients all run within a safe, secure environment.

Safety and Security

At Livengrin, patient safety and protection is the most important aspect of residential life. We employ an outside security company to continuously monitor the campus 24/7.

Our program is monitored using frequent roll calls and other accountabilities. Staff technicians oversee all patient activities and are present in our residences overnight. Patient respect for each other and our staff is required to remain in treatment.

Residential Life Activities

  • Exercise – The Livengrin gym is open daily. The gym features a basketball court, volleyball setup, ¼ mile walking track, horseshoe area, wii dance electronics, and more.
  • Crochet and Knitting – These activities are therapeutic. They can improve mental health and focus as well as lessen fears and keep patients from ruminating about their illness.
  • Patient Store – Open three times per week, the store is stocked with basic personal care items, books, sobriety literature and journals, food and snacks.
  • Hair Salon – Maintaining one’s appearance is important to self-image. Using the hair salon regularly is encouraged.
    Available weekends.
  • Audio-Video – Karaoke, videos, and motivational topic movies are offered as part of residential life. Entertaining movies are available in campus houses with cable.
  • Library and Computers – Patients can sign up for supervised computer time or just lounge in our library room when they want some quiet time. The library has comfortable chairs and quiet surroundings. Select reading materials are available at certain times.
  • Resume Writing – Livengrin’s professional training department offers a great seminar on resume writing and job search strategies. This service, available on request, is open to all patients.
  • MVP Program – This weekly program is designed to encourage peer recognition and motivation. The “MVP” winner rewards include various perks: off-campus WAWA visit, ordering outside delivery food, coupon to the patient store, and more.

Supporting the Patient

Among the early recovery skills Livengrin recommends as part of a patient’s treatment plan is an understanding of the 12-Step program and principles.

Livengrin conducts regular 12-Step program meetings onsite to introduce patients to this important resource.

The 12-Step recovery program is designed for people suffering from alcohol abuse and addiction. Participants follow a set of recovery steps to achieve and maintain abstinence.

Day & TimeTypeLocation
Sunday, 12:00PMAA252 W. Swamp Rd., #55, Doylestown, PA 18901
Sunday, 3:00PMGood AALivengrin, Shanahan Hall, 4833 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020
3rd Sunday of every month, 6:00PMLivengrin Alumni & Friends 12-Step MeetingLivengrin, Shanahan Hall, 4833 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020
2nd Tuesday of every month, 7:00PMYoung People in Recovery (This is not a 12 step meeting, but a way for people to get involved with the recovery communityLivengrin, 1609 Woodbourne Rd., Levittown, PA 19057
Tuesday, 7:00PMAA550 Pinetown Rd., #300, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Wednesday, 7:00PMAALivengrin, 961 Marcon Blvd., #304, Allentown, PA 18109
Thursday, 7:00PMGALivengrin, 195 Bristol Oxford Valley Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047
Friday, 6:45PMFriday Night Early Birds, AALivengrin, Shanahan Hall, 4833 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020
Friday, 7:00PMStep Angels Women's MeetingLivengrin, 1609 Woodbourne Rd., Levittown, PA 19057
Friday, 7:00PMAA Livengrin, 9140 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136
Friday, 7:00PMGALivengrin, 9140 Academy Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136
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