Huntington Creek Recovery Center has been a trusted provider of experiential-based therapies for addiction and co-occurring disorders since 1972. Our residential program provides a transformative experience for men and women who are struggling with co-occurring and substance use disorders.
An Intensive, Holistic Experience
Residential treatment at Huntington Creek Recovery Center in Pennsylvania is an intensive, holistic experience during which men and women receive personalized services that are best suited to helping them achieve long-term recovery from chemical dependency and certain co-occurring mental health disorders.
Each person who chooses to heal at Huntington Creek Recovery Center, the Northeast’s premier, exclusive, addiction rehab center, will have a unique residential rehab experience, yet our main objectives for each man and woman who is entrusted into our care are the same. We are dedicated to providing patient-focused care, to treating each person with dignity and respect, and to helping our patients develop the skills and strategies that will empower them to overcome the obstacles that have been preventing them from living healthier and more satisfying lives.
Elements Included in Our Program
During residential rehab at Huntington Creek Recovery Center, our patients benefit from working in active collaboration with teams of dedicated and experienced professionals. We place a premium on ensuring that all patients play a pivotal role in their treatment experience and take ownership of their own recovery. From identifying short and long-term goals, through assessing their progress and determining which treatment elements are best suited to meeting their unique needs, our patients are involved in all processes that impact their residential care and their prospects for maintaining lifelong recovery.
Depending upon a wide range of personal factors, including but not limited to the patient’s strengths, needs, goals, and treatment history, his or her personalized plan at rehab center may include the following elements:
Detoxification: Ridding one’s body of the substances upon which one has become dependent is an essential precursor to fully engaging in the comprehensive therapeutic care that can lead to long-term recovery. Unfortunately, attempting to wean oneself from many addictive substances without professional oversight can be a painful, stressful, and ultimately an unsuccessful experience. At our rehab center, the men and women who are seeking care for chemical dependency can withdraw from their substances of abuse in a safer and more comfortable manner via our non-hospital detoxification program. Commonly referred to as detox, this program features close professional supervision that is designed to maximize safety and minimize discomfort. Detox patients may also participate in therapy, and can transfer directly into residential care upon their completion of the detox process.
Medication management: Depending upon the nature and severity of an individual’s comprehensive needs, the inclusion of certain prescription medications may alleviate symptoms, improve the treatment experience, and significantly enhance an individual’s ability to achieve an improved quality of life. All Huntington Creek Recovery Center patients meet with our psychologist during their first week in treatment to determine if this option is best for them. If medication management services are determined to be beneficial, the individual can receive medication management services throughout his or her time in treatment. At our addiction rehab center, such services are provided by our psychologist, our medical director, and members of our nursing staff.
Individual therapy: One-on-one sessions between a patient and his or her primary counselor are scheduled multiple times per week throughout an individual’s residential rehab experience at our rehab center. These individual therapy sessions can be excellent opportunities for men and women to process treatment-related successes and setbacks, address issues that they may be unwilling to bring up in group settings, and receive personalized feedback from an experienced professional.
Group therapy: Group therapy is an integral element of residential care at Huntington Creek Recovery Center. These sessions, which consist of small groups of patients and which are led by one or more members of our treatment staff, provide a range of benefits. Group therapy provides a structured and supportive environment in which patients can share their thoughts, learn from the experiences and insights of others, practice effective communication skills, and connect with others in the recovery community. Though the specific content of any group will be influenced by the contributions of participants, groups at rehab center are often organized on certain topics or themes, including the following:
- Open therapy groups
- 12-Step topic groups
- Gender-specific groups
- Psychoeducational groups
- Anxiety group
- Coping skills group
- Trauma group
Family therapy: The impact of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders is not limited to the individual who is directly experiencing these problems. Close friends and family members can be affected by a loved one’s struggles, and can also play important roles in helping the afflicted individual achieve and maintain recovery. At Huntington Creek Recovery Center in Pennsylvania, regularly scheduled family therapy sessions allow loved ones to discuss how the struggles of the individual in treatment has impacted their lives, heal rifts and form stronger bonds, and learn how they can best support their family member both during and after he or she is in treatment. In addition to participating in therapy sessions, family members and other loved ones may also receive updates on the patient’s progress throughout his or her time in our care.
Experiential therapy: As the term implies, experiential therapies are active, immersive, and hands-on activities with a therapeutic element. Among the many benefits of experiential therapies are that individuals can approach important issues from new perspectives, they can develop stronger mind-body-spirit connections, and they can learn new ways to express themselves, process emotions, and fill leisure hours. The following are examples of types of experiential therapy that may be included in patient’s personalized plan during his or her time in residential rehab at Huntington Creek Recovery Center:
- 12-Step meetings (AA and NA)
- Biofeedback bed
- Nature walks
- Team-building exercises
- Volleyball and basketball
- Campfire groups
- Patient outings
- Ropes course
- Gym sessions
- Mini golf
Discharge planning: One of the main objectives of residential rehab at our addiction rehab center is to prepare patients to achieve and maintain long-term recovery. While we recognize the important role that residential treatment can play in this process, we also understand that the time a man or woman is in our care represents just a few steps on his or her recovery journey. In order to ensure that patients can maintain and build upon the progress that they make with us, we conduct a thorough discharge planning process that begins soon after an individual starts to receive care. By the time a man or woman has completed his or her time in residential treatment, he or she will have a throughout plan that documents his or her progress in treatment and identifies the professional referrals, community resources, and other services that will support his or her continued recovery.
Types of Treatment
The HOPE program is a holistic blend of scientifically grounded, compassionate, person-centered care. During their stay with us, participants will have access to multiple levels of support including detoxification services, medication management, and individualized treatment planning as part of our inpatient residential program.
At Huntington Creek, the Northeast’s premier luxury rehab center, we work to ensure that each man and woman who chooses to heal with us has access to a myriad of supports to ensure that he or she is provided with interventions that will be most beneficial to them, including:
- 12-Step programming
- Individual therapy with the Primary Counselor 2 or more times per week, based on the client’s needs
- Family therapy (scheduled as-needed and may include weekly phone conferences)
- Group therapy, including: PAWS group, Daily Tools, open therapy groups, psychotherapy groups, reflection groups, relapse prevention groups, disease concept education, Didactic lecture, 12-Step workshops, humor group, music group, brainwave entrainment, and more
- Experiential therapy
- Medication management
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Motivational interviewing
Our chosen interventions focus on naturally promoting healthy brain functioning in an effort to help repair the damage that drugs and/or alcohol has done to brain chemistry and neurotransmitters, endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine.
Group therapy and experiential therapy comprise a large part of the day in the HOPE program because we, at Huntington Creek, believe in the power of community and in the strength of sharing experiences. During their stay, our patients have access to many different types of group therapy, covering topics such as: relapse, trauma, program tools, coping skills, defense mechanisms, post-acute withdrawal, family issues, the 12-Steps, mental health issues, spirituality, and more.
Throughout the course of rehab, patients may attend experiential counseling groups which marry the energy of both the body and mind to promote deep, lasting healing. HOPE program participants will also have access to the following experiential therapeutic experiences (weather- and medical clearance-permitting):
- High ropes course
- Low Ropes Course
- Exercise classes
- Art classes
- Music therapy
- Outdoor wilderness challenges
- Legacy projects
- Hiking trips
- Off campus-field trips weekly to include: horseback riding, hiking, mountain bike trips, indoor rock climbing, bowling trips, mini-golf, and more
A Typical Day
- Individuals who are new to the recovery and the rehab process may feel nervous about entering residential care, not knowing what to expect. But we believe that each participant should know what to expect upon arriving at Huntington Creek, and we welcome any questions that you may have about what life is like within the HOPE program, or any of our other treatment tracks. The following outlines a typical day for HOPE program participants, and is intended to provide a general overview:
- Each morning, patients wake up, and enjoy a 15 minute morning stretch to start the day
- Next, breakfast is served, and is followed by tools for the day
- Participants then attend various open therapy group with counselors, followed by a break for lunch
- After lunch, HOPE participants begin experiential therapies (see above)
- Then, participants can recharge with a structured recreational activity, before taking a break to eat dinner
- During the final hours of the day, participants again attend 12-Step lectures, other groups, and brainwave entrainment
- Lastly, participants are encouraged to reflect on the day before retiring to bed for the night
At Huntington Creek in Pennsylvania, we know that making the choice to begin the path toward recovery is an incredibly brave, and at times daunting, choice. But know that you need not travel this journey alone. The experienced, professional staff at Huntington Creek’s HOPE program is available to assist you or a loved one in beginning a new, drug and alcohol-free life, starting now.