Alternative Counseling Associates

440 E High St Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464

Summary

Basic information about this center.
Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Indiviuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • Languages

    English

    Religion / Spirituality

  • SAMHSA Listed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Alternative Counseling Associates is an accredited Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

    License + Accreditation

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    Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary cases commonly treated here.

    Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Gambling Disorder, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse

    Substance Abuse + Addiction

    Substance abuse is the excessive use of any type of drug. This includes alcohol, medications and illegal drugs. Substance abuse is treated with a combination of physical and mental treatments. Alternative Counseling Associates patients detox and follow up with therapies that target the underlying cause of the addiction.

    Alcoholism Treatment at Alternative Counseling Associates 

    Alcoholism refers to the continuous and compulsive intake of alcohol by an individual. Alcoholism causes emotional disturbances and even withdrawal symptoms. Treatment for alcoholism at Alternative Counseling Associates can be in a residential program or an outpatient program depending on the severity. Group therapy organized by support groups like Alcoholics anonymous provides mutual support and advice of peers.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction

    Opioid addiction is one of Pennsylvania‘s most prominent forms of addiction. Drugs, including heroin, oxycontin, and fentanyl, are the most common. To relieve pain, or ease other ailments, they are professionally prescribed, but they are often abused because they and the feelings they give are addictive.

    Addiction is treated by detoxifying the body, so the medications’ chemicals are no longer impacting the individual. Alternative Counseling Associates offers therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem are supplemented during and throughout treatment.

    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Long Term (>30 Days), Residential, Sober-Living / Half-Way, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Aftercare Support

    Aftercare Support at Alternative Counseling Associates, in short, is the support provided to a patient after they have finished treatment. It allows them to adjust to everyday life. It may entail setting them up and enrolling them in services such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) inside a halfway house. Career coaching may also be offered to patients to help them get back into the workforce.

    Inpatient Care

    An inpatient is a person who stays in a hospital or rehab center during treatment. For alcohol- and drug-dependent individuals, inpatient rehabs provide individualized around-the-clock services. Inpatient treatment programs address a person’s unique physical, medical, and psychological needs. A team of experts assess the severity of the addiction and design a highly tailored program. typically, the length of stay in an inpatient facility in Pottstown, PA is 30 days. Those with severe addiction may need to stay at the facility for 60 to 90 days.

    Dual-Diagnosis

    Some of the most common co-occurring disorders are schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder. Most rehab facilities in Pottstown, PA like Alternative Counseling Associates provide patients with a dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis gives rehab the means to treat addiction while restoring mental and emotional health.

    Residential

    Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.

    Pottstown, PA Sober-Living / Half-Way House

    A sober living home aims to reinforce sobriety and learnings from inpatient and outpatient programs. It’s a supervised environment in Pottstown, PA managed by Alternative Counseling Associates, which is guaranteed safe and free from addictive substances. There are strict rules regarding curfew and responsibilities, such as shared chores.

    Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual.

    12-step facilitation, Aftercare/continuing care, Anger management, Brief intervention, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Couples Therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy, Discharge Planning, Family counseling, Family Therapy, Group counseling, Group Therapy, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Individual counseling, Individual Therapy, Life Skills, Motivational interviewing, Rational emotive behavioral therapy, Relapse prevention, Substance use counseling approach, Substance use education, Trauma Therapy, Trauma-related counseling

    12-Step Program Facilitation

    The 12-step program is a part of substance abuse treatment offered at Alternative Counseling Associates. It was initially developed by the founders of Alcoholics anonymous. The program provides the benefit of cognitive restructuring. It refers to the process of change in the negative thoughts that leads to long-term benefits.

    12-Step Program Facilitation

    The 12-step program is a part of substance abuse treatment offered at Alternative Counseling Associates. It was initially developed by the founders of Alcoholics anonymous. The program provides the benefit of cognitive restructuring. It refers to the process of change in the negative thoughts that leads to long-term benefits.

    12-Step Program Facilitation

    The 12-step program is a part of substance abuse treatment offered at Alternative Counseling Associates. It was initially developed by the founders of Alcoholics anonymous. The program provides the benefit of cognitive restructuring. It refers to the process of change in the negative thoughts that leads to long-term benefits.

    Patient Experience

    Learn what to expect in regards to setting, amenities, and more.

    Payment Options Accepted

  • Health Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
  • Additional Details

    Last Updated September 30, 2020

    Address Information
    440 E High St
    Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464
    Phone Number
    610-970-9060
    Location

    Pottstown, PA

    Ownership
    Privately Owned
    Treatment Type

    Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Gambling Disorder, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse

    Language
    English
    Directions

    440 E High St
    Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464

    September 30, 2020

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