Experiential Therapy-Centered Opioid Addiction Treatment in the Northeast

Huntington Creek Recovery Center has been a trusted provider of opioid addiction treatment since 1972. Combining evidence-based practices and experiential-based therapies, Huntington Creek provides the most effective, transformative treatment for men and women who are struggling with opioid addiction.

Learn More About Opioid Addiction Treatment

Learn more about opioid addiction treatment at Huntington Creek Recovery Center in the Northeast

Opioids are a group of substances that include both legal and illegal drugs. However, even legal versions of this form of substance have the potential to lead to extreme devastation within the lives of those who abuse it. Heroin, for example, is an illicit opioid, while morphine, OxyContin, fentanyl, Vicodin, and codeine are prescription opioids. When individuals think of heron, it is not uncommon to suddenly be aware of all the issues that the abuse of this substance can cause. However, when individuals think of prescription pain medications, they might not be as quick to understand the destruction that their use can cause. Working by suppressing the central nervous system and stopping an individual’s ability to experience pain, opioids of all kinds can be attractive to many. Sadly, once the abuse of these substances has started, it can be exceptionally challenging to overcome without professional help from a reputable addiction rehab center.

At Huntington Creek Recovery Center in Pennsylvania, we realize the challenges that individuals face when trying to defeat opioid addictions and have therefore established comprehensive programming that is able to provide individuals with the tools needed to effectively defeat their compulsion to abuse these types of substances. Offering effective clinical rehab and support, the team at Huntington Creek Recovery Center goes above and beyond to ensure that a recovered life can be achieved.

How to Help a Loved One

Helping a loved one get treatment for opioid addiction

Knowing that someone you care for is grappling with an opioid use disorder can trigger the onset of a number of emotions. You are likely struggling with feelings of concern for your loved one’s wellbeing. However, you may also be experiencing anger and frustration at the fact that he or she continues on with this type of behavior. While you cannot make your loved one stop using, there are a handful of things that you can do to encourage him or her to get treatment, including the following:

  • Do not get rid of any opioids that you might find that are your loved one’s. This might seem like a quick fix to this problem, however, it will likely only cause tension between you and your loved one, making him or her even more defensive.
  • Learn all you can about opioids, including the signs, symptoms, and effects that develop because of opioids addiction. Also spend time educating yourself on the warning signs of opioid overdose.
  • Look into rehab centers that can help your loved one overcome his or her opioid addiction.
  • Speak with your loved one regarding your concerns. Be prepared to provide examples and allow him or her to speak his or her opinions and feelings regarding his or her substance abuse problem.
  • Let your loved one know of the rehab centers that you have found. Offer to help assist him or her to get the treatment needed by helping to make calls and schedule appointments.
  • As soon as treatment has started, make every effort to stay engaged in your loved one’s therapeutic process. Go to family therapy sessions, call and speak with your loved one regularly, and look into ways that you can be an ongoing source of support for him or her at all times.

Why Consider Treatment

Why consider treatment for opioid addiction at Huntington Creek Recovery Center in the Northeast

When individuals do not obtain rehab for an opioid addiction, they are likely to suffer from a number of consequences. From a physical standpoint, opioid abusers can suffer from chronic dry mouth and nose, impaired visual acuity, decreased gastrointestinal activity, and oxygen deficiency. If the opioids are being consumed through injection, users are also at risk for developing track marks and contracting infectious diseases like hepatitis C or HIV/AIDS. Many of those who grapple with opioid addiction also find that they are unable to perform at school or work, which can lead to academic failure and job loss. If one’s opioid addiction causes users to become unemployed, they might also grapple with financial problems and homelessness. Furthermore, as the abuse of opioids become one’s main priority, relationships fall to the way side, meaning that friendships can be lost, marriages can end in divorce, and families can be ripped apart. However, when individuals decide to take part in rehab to defeat their addictions, these devastating detriments can be defeated and/or overcome.

Types of Treatment

Types of opioid addiction treatment offered at Huntington Creek Recovery Center in the Northeast

Nestled on nearly 40 acres of land in the beautiful mountains of Pennsylvania, Huntington Creek Recovery Center is the Northeast’s primer luxury treatment center that promotes a sense of peace and serenity as individuals receive treatment for drug and/or alcohol addictions. Men and women aged 18 and older can partake in all-inclusive, evidence-based care that is designed to help them successfully overcome their addictive behaviors and move forward in a life of hope, happiness, and sobriety.

The clinical staff at Huntington Creek Recovery Center brings a level of experience and expertise in the realm of addictions that are bar none when compared to other treatment centers throughout Pennsylvania and the Northeast. This compassionate team of professionals includes a clinical director, a clinical supervisor, a psychologist, primary counselors, counselor’s assistants, residential technicians, a recreational therapist, and an acupuncturist. All of these individuals are experts in their fields and provide a level of kindness and empathy that helps individuals truly overcome their challenges. In addition, all of the staff members at Huntington Creek Recovery Center are required to meet a number of hours for continuing education, which means that they are knowledgeable in the advances that are being made in the treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders. This allows patients the comfort of knowing that they are receiving the best care possible. Furthermore, a staff member is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is designed to focus on trauma as it relates to addiction.

Each patient who receives care at our addiction rehab center benefits from the creation of an individualized treatment plan that is crafted specifically to meet his or her needs, concerns, and treatment goals. The following may be included in these individualized treatment plans when individuals are working to overcome an addiction to opioids:

Detoxification services: When individuals come to Huntington Creek Recovery Center with substances of abuse actively in their systems, such as opioids, they will typically need to begin the treatment process by first participating in detoxification services. Also known as detox, this process allows individuals to have drugs or alcohol effectively removed from their bodies while remaining as comfortable as possible. The detox staff at our addiction rehab center consists of a medical director, a physician’s assistant, registered nurses, and licensed practical nurses, who all work to ensure the safety of each patient. While receiving care in the detox unit, patients will also be afforded full access to the clinical treatment program.

Medication management: Individuals who are suffering from symptoms of a co-occurring mental health disorder in addition to their battle with opioid addiction may require certain medications in order to alleviate their distressing symptoms. During their first week at our rehab center, patients will receive an assessment from a psychologist which will determine whether or not they are in need of medication or would benefit from further sessions with the psychologist. If medications are prescribed, the medical director and nurses will provide medication management services.

Individual therapy: Individual therapy sessions occur in a one-to-one forum where a patient meets confidentially with his or her primary counselor. When struggling with an addiction to opioids, individual therapy sessions can be an ideal place for patients to process through what they are learning in treatment, as well as to discuss any concerns they have or any trials they are facing. These sessions are held at least two or three times per week.

Group therapy: Group therapy is another extremely beneficial medium for individuals who are working on recovering from an addiction to opioids. In this setting, patients can benefit from being surrounded by peers who are facing challenges that are similar to their own. This can serve to provide a sense of comfort as men and women come to realize that they are not alone in their struggles, and therefore do not have to feel isolated. It can also be an optimal setting for individuals to give and receive support and encouragement to and from one another. Group therapy sessions are held daily and can include the following:

  • Psychoeducational groups
  • Coping skills group
  • 12-Step topic groups
  • Open therapy groups
  • Anxiety group
  • Gender-specific groups
  • Trauma group

All of the group topics are patient-driven, meaning that the topics discussed will be catered to the individuals who are participating in the group. As such, additional, substance-specific groups can be held, such as opioid-specific groups, alcohol-specific groups, etc.

Family therapy: Family therapy sessions are conducted by either a patient’s primary counselor or a family therapist and are held on an as-needed basis depending on each person’s individualized treatment plan. Pending the patient’s consent, his or her family members can be updated on his or her treatment progress each week. Additionally, family members are highly encouraged to be involved in treatment during weekly family visits. During visitation time, family members will also have the opportunity to participate in an educational lecture, though it is not required.

Experiential therapy: In order to offer patients the opportunity to receive a holistic approach to care, our rehab center implements a number of experiential therapies into the overall course of programming when individuals are working to overcome an addiction to opioids or other substances. Examples of such therapeutic interventions can include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Volleyball
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback bed
  • AA meetings
  • NA meetings
  • Gym time
  • Basketball
  • Team-building exercises
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Nature walks
  • Mini golfing
  • Hiking
  • Patient outings
  • Campfire groups

Additionally, a ropes course is included in the experiential therapy options offered at our center. The ropes course can be viewed as a tangible way of confronting the obstacles that individuals face in early recovery. Working together, patients can develop communication skills, enhance team-building abilities, learn to give and receive constructive criticism, and learn how to utilize a support group. This can be a wonderful way for patients to learn to combat their addictions to opioids head-on and feel confident in their ability to maintain sobriety.

Continuing Care

Continuing care and levels of treatment for opioid addiction

Because the road to lasting sobriety is not one that ends upon the completion of treatment, the staff at our rehab center is dedicated to providing patients with thorough discharge planning so that the gains they made in rehab will continue to be expanded upon. As such, the aftercare planning is viewed as a critical part of programming and begins within the first week of a patient’s admission into treatment. As a part of the assessment process, the treatment team will consult about what the best environment for each patient’s recovery may be. They pay special attention to the barriers that may exist in the patient’s ability to achieve recovery from an addiction to opioids, and are careful to arrange aftercare plans accordingly. Several factors are taken into consideration when planning aftercare, which may include financial resources available to the patient, the stability of his or her home environment, the progress that he or she makes in treatment, any potential legal concerns, his or her motivation for recovery, the need for follow-up medical care that may include medication assisted treatment options, and the presence of any co-occurring disorders. By receiving this comprehensive continuing care plan, patients can feel confident in facing any challenges that they have when they return home, which ultimately helps them maintain sobriety in their own environment.

By participating in the care offered at Huntington Creek Recovery Center in Pennsylvania, the men and women of the Northeast can overcome their destructive behaviors and return to a life that is free of the compulsion to use substances. Do not continue to let opioids rule your or your loved one’s life; get help today.

What our clients are saying

After seeing so many die to the opioid epidemic, I knew that I had to get help before it was too help. The staff at Huntington Creek was able to help me find out the root cause of my addiction and helped me beat this disease.

– Former Patient
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