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Addiction Education

We offer customized treatment plans for patients throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding areas

As an individual goes through the process of rehabilitation to break the grasp of an addiction and establish a sober lifestyle, it is important to learn about substance abuse and addiction to achieve control over these issues. Not only should patients have an addiction education, but their families should be involved as well. Retreat at Lancaster County makes addiction education for patients and their families a priority, because awareness can significantly boost long-term success in recovery.

Components of Addiction

Addiction is a complex problem that may have a number of triggers, including troubled relationships, behavioral disorders, and genetics. By appreciating the full gravity of addiction as a disease and learning about the factors that may complicate addiction, patients can gain a clear perspective on why they abuse drugs or alcohol, which will be helpful in moving forward with a drug-free lifestyle. Families and friends can also benefit from this education, as these individuals will provide the network of support for patients once they leave the rehab center. Here’s a closer look at some of the key aspects to understand with addiction:

  • Codependency – Friends and family members may have to accept their role in a loved one’s addiction, as codependency often exists in relationships of individuals struggling with substance abuse. Without meaning to, a loved one may enable addictive behaviors or pile on their own emotional stress.
  • Disease model of addiction – Addiction is a disease and should be treated as such. Understanding addiction as a disease means taking stock of the environmental, biological, and emotional factors of this disease and the consequences of neglecting treatment. It is also important to recognize how addiction changes the behavior and chemistry of the brain, which can cause increased sensitivity to environmental and emotional changes.

Family Education in Addiction Treatment

Studies have associated higher recovery rate from addiction with the involvement of friends and family in the rehabilitation process. That’s why Retreat at Lancaster County provides a four-hour family education program that offers information, resources, and coping tools for families to help their loved ones. Families will learn effective communication strategies for loved ones in treatment, details regarding the science behind addiction, and support systems for loved ones who are transitioning back home from rehab.

Our addiction recovery resources include the following:

  • Alcohol rehab: If you are one of the millions of people suffering from a drinking problem and you're ready to stop, you don't need to overcome your addiction alone. Our alcohol rehab center at Retreat at Lancaster County offers structured programs with many different therapeutic options that go beyond the typical 12-step program.
  • Drug treatment: If you've become a slave to your drug addiction and need to break free from this vicious cycle, you need to find a rehab program that will be tailored to meet your needs. At Retreat at Lancaster County, we will provide you with a personalized treatment plan that can help you ensure you have the best chance of beating your addiction.
  • Prescription drug rehab: Here at Retreat at Lancaster County, we will help you detox safely and undergo a personalized treatment plan to assist you in your return to a life of sobriety.
  • Individual & group therapy: For a well-rounded approach to your drug or alcohol addiction treatment, you should be undergoing both individual and group therapy. In individual treatment, you get the one-on-one attention you need to address your specific needs. Group therapy can provide much-needed support and encouragement during the treatment process, as it can help you see that you’re not alone.

To learn more about addiction and the specialized healing programs offered at Retreat at Lancaster County, call our Pennsylvania center at (717) 859-8000. Our private facility offers care for patients from around the country with dedicated programming for gender and age specific groups. We treat patients throughout the United States, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia & Washington D.C.

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