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Alcohol & Other Drugs

One step forward, two steps back. That's a common dance for anyone trying to break free from an addiction.

At Mercy Behavioral Health, we understand the complexity of addictions but we also know recovery is possible. We give people the time, guidance and individualized attention needed so they can live free from their addictions. We offer different programs to meet the needs of adults and adolescents.

Services for Adults
Treatment & Recovery

Our numerous programs provide the positive living skills, recovery skills, support and therapy so you can recover, move forward with your life and prevent a relapse.

Outpatient Programs

We offer a basic outpatient program and a more intensive outpatient program at various locations. Both provide those living with substance abuse or chemical dependency disorders with:

  • Individual, family and/or group psychotherapy
  • Supportive counseling
  • Crisis management
  • Medication services
Partial Hospitalization

This highly structured setting is perfect for a person who does not need 24-hour care but would benefit from spending time in a controlled environment. Admission can be within 24 hours for those who meet the eligibility requirements. Goals of this program include:

  • Assistance in stabilization
  • Development of community support
  • Teaching recovery and relapse prevention skills
Residential Rehabilitation for Mental Illness and Addiction

For those living with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse, we can provide treatment in a group home environment. By receiving 24-hour support, individuals learn how to care for themselves so they can eventually move to a less restrictive setting.

Highway Safety Program

When an individual is arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), they can be referred to this program for evaluation, education and treatment to prevent a reoccurrence.

HIV/HCV Early Intervention

This program includes identifying the risk factors, prevention, free testing and treatment options for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus. All testing is confidential.

Adolescent Intervention Program

Community members such as district justices, school personnel, parents or teenagers can call and request our services. Anyone under the age of 21 can take part in this program. Topics include:

  • Effects of alcohol and drugs on the mind and body
  • DUI laws
  • Family issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping skills
Student Assistance Program

When educational facilities in this area determine a student is at-risk for alcohol and other drug problems, our specialists are consulted to work with the school counselors, administrators and teachers. Called student assistance liaisons, these individuals help students in a number of ways:

  • Facilitate psycho-educational groups within the school
  • Present seminars for parents on mental health issues
  • Screen high-risk students
  • Participate in family interventions
  • Facilitate referrals for students who need additional help
Parenting Classes

We offer an 8-week class that can be helpful for parents of children diagnosed with an alcohol or other drug diagnosis. Topics include self-esteem building, how to listen to and talk with your child, discipline techniques and understanding child behavior.

Highway Safety Program

Since the legal age to drive in Pennsylvania is 16, our Driving Under the Influence (DUI) class is available to adolescents. Any teen arrested for a DUI can be referred to this program for evaluation, education and treatment to prevent a reoccurrence.

HIV/HCV Early Intervention

This program includes identifying the risk factors, prevention, free testing and treatment options for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus. All testing is confidential. Anyone over the age of 14 who is in a licensed drug and alcohol program may enroll.

 

We have the expertise and training to meet the unique needs of people with more than one diagnosis such as addiction and mental illness.