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Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis

Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis

Drug Rehab Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania

  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Mental Health
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center provides outpatient and medication-assisted treatment for opioid and substance addictions, including services for pregnant individuals and adolescents.

About This Altoona, PA Facility

Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis, located in Altoona, Pennsylvania, focuses on outpatient addiction treatment using an integrated approach. The center provides intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization, and medication-assisted treatment, catering specifically to opioid addiction.

Awarded accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and designated as a Center of Excellence by Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services, this facility also holds a Veteran Ready Certification from PsychArmor.

  • Combines individual and group therapy with medication management for comprehensive care.
  • Specializes in medication-assisted treatment, utilizing methadone, Subutex, Sublocade, Suboxone, and Vivitrol.
  • Offers dedicated services for pregnant individuals and adolescents struggling with substance abuse.
  • Provides tobacco cessation counseling alongside addiction treatment services.

Addictions such as opioids and substances like tobacco are treated here, benefiting adults, young adults, adolescents, men, and women.

  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Multiple Centers
  • Accreditations



    The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is a non-profit organization that specifically accredits rehab organizations. Founded in 1966, CARF's, mission is to help service providers like rehab facilities maintain high standards of care.

    Conditions and Issues Treated

    Rehab centers exist in Altoona, PA to help individuals bounce back from substance abuse, which is an umbrella term for drug and alcohol addiction. Drug addiction refers to the use of illegal drugs and improper use of prescription drugs. Centers like Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis provide individuals a chance to access individual and group therapy that can be monumental for recovery.

    Substance abuse includes all problems that stem out from using various psychoactive substances. It is also a diagnostic term used by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) to define the mental and physical impairment or distress caused by misuse and overuse of certain substances in a period of 12 months.

    Opioid addiction involves addiction to legal or illegal opioids. It may happen very quickly with any opioid use. Sometimes within a matter of days. Opioid addiction is a known as a high-risk factor for future heroin addiction.

    Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and lead the user to continue to use even if they want to quit. Stopping using an opioid requires careful medical observation. Sometimes the withdrawal can persist for many weeks, which can put the user at a high risk for relapse.

    It is recommended to receive inpatient treatment and a medically supervised detox like those offered at Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis in Altoona, PA, PA, to manage the withdrawal process while learning lasting tools to maintain recovery. In some circumstances medications can be used to manage opioid addiction.

    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Detoxification is a process that allows the patient to stop using opioids without experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. This can be necessary for those who have been addicted for a long period of time or who are struggling with chronic pain.

    During this process, addicts will receive medication and psychological support from doctors and other medical professionals until they can control their cravings.

    Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Altoona, PA. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be involved.

    Partial hospitalization programs offer another level of addiction treatment at Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis. It is another way to receive a significant amount of treatment while decreasing the time commitment and cost. It can be a good option for stepping down from inpatient treatment in anticipation of a fully independent life in Altoona, PA.

    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.

    After treatment, addiction treatment can be frightening for newly sober people. Aftercare support provided by Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis is designed to give resources and help on a continued basis. It can involve finding housing in and around Pennsylvania, setting up 12-step meeting groups, continued medical monitoring, and counseling.

    Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis‘s Therapies & Programs

    Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. Patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group.

    Couples therapy is an approach wherein the patients and their partners are engaged together as a part of the treatment process. When a person becomes a victim of substance abuse, it affects the patient and the people around him, particularly his partner. Their relationship can become strained due to lack of communication, financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse in more severe cases.

    Couples therapy addresses these issues and tries to rebuild the trust between the partners. The partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success and sustained recovery.

    Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.

    Group therapy happens at Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis in a controlled group environment, as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It supports Altoona, PA patients’ recovery by offering a sense of comfort and letting them know that they are not alone. Through shared conversations, patients also learn to develop faith and understanding and gain insight on their addictions.

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an improved version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). DBT is a treatment of choice for people suffering from self-harming behaviors characterized by cutting and suicidal thoughts or inclinations.

    This treatment is developed to help individuals recognize their thought patterns, behaviors, and feelings. It has demonstrated its effectiveness for people that are finding it difficult to control their emotions and urges. Conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder also benefit from DBT as it imparts individuals stress-management techniques and enhanced self-esteem so they can sustain their sobriety by reducing the impact of triggers and out-of-control emotions.

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. It can be used in individual counseling sessions. Talking through issues with professionals at Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. It is a way of learning about yourself and your individual perceptions. CBT is a healthy way of addressing some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in your life.

    Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) sees a person suffering from substance addiction to have illogical reasoning, counterproductive actions, and does not see things clearly. Due to this, REBT deals with cognition, images, and behavior extensively to rectify the client’s bad habits. REBT pushes an individual to become more reasonable and choose a life without the repercussions of addictions.

    Patients at Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis in Altoona, PA learn how to self-soothe by conducting rational self-counseling. REBT provides their patients with the skill sets necessary in handling problems all by themselves, without seeking professional help. The process calls for practice, reiteration, and bolstering the new way of thinking being introduced to the patient.

    People who leave treatment without learning life skills from staff at Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis are at a disadvantage when it comes to maintaining sobriety. Although it is difficult to teach life skills, aftercare support helps patients develop these skills over time. Life skills taught in Pennsylvania include things like finding a job and a good place to live, self-care, and managing finances.
    Alcoholics Anonymous is responsible for the development of the popular “12 Step Program” Most substance treatment centers in Altoona, Pennsylvania, like Pyramid Healthcare - Altoona Methadone Treatment Center at Dolminis, have their own 12 step program designed to help users achieve sobriety. The first three steps depend on the patient, so they are more specific and situational. The succeeding four steps center on practical issues brought on by substance abuse.

    Contingency management is a way to help motivate someone to remain substance free. It is a process of rewarding positive choices and good outcomes. As humans we are wired to recreate experiences that lead to positive feelings. Through this method incentives are used for completing positive steps towards a sober life. This may be a reward for attending meetings, remaining sober or for employment goals.

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    Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601 Phone Number(814) 204-0059 Meta DetailsUpdated June 11, 2024
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    Altoona, Pennsylvania Addiction Information

    Pennsylvania ranks 14th in the nation for drug-related deaths. More than 10% of all deaths in Pennsylvania have been related to drugs and alcohol. 30% of Pennsylvania youth reportedly drink alcohol monthly, with more than 20,000 teenagers having an alcohol problem. The rate of opioid misuse in Pennsylvania is double the national average.

    Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Altoona, Pennsylvania. About 1,800 young people aged 12-17 were abusing pain relievers in 2019. The most common drugs abused or misused are opioids, as well as heroin and cocaine. 4,000 people struggle with a drug addiction in the city alone. The most common type of treatment is detoxification, which helps someone to rid their body of all the toxins built up from drug abuse.

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