FamilyLinks - Shady Avenue

Drug Rehab Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  • Male
  • Female
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  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
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  • Individuals
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  • LGBTQ+ Allied
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  • FamilyLinks - Shady Avenue is a Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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    Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.

    Alcoholism, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse

    Drug Rehabilitation

    Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.

    Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

    Rehab centers in Pennsylvania exist to help individuals bounce back from substance abuse. Drug addiction refers to the use of illegal drugs and improper use of prescription drugs. Substance abuse includes all problems that stem out from using psychoactive substances. Centers like FamilyLinks - Shady Avenue are here to help.

    Alcoholism treatment focuses on lessening the thirst for alcohol and working towards the patient’s abstinence. Some individuals find it more challenging to reach their goal of sobriety due to a lack of social support and motivating force. In some cases, the existence of psychiatric issues worsens alcoholism.

    People suffering from these problems in Pittsburgh, PA have different metrics for success and base their achievements on significant changes, such as lower alcohol use, improved health, length of abstinence, and better social behavior.

    • Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and 12 Step Programs can aid in recovery and maintenance.
    • Counseling, coupled with medications, is the core of alcoholism treatment.
    • Mutual support groups reduce the chances of relapsing and teach individuals effective coping mechanisms.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

    Opioid addiction is one of the most common forms of addiction Pennsylvania. Opioids include drugs like heroin, oxycontin and fentanyl. They are prescribed to treat pain, but they are often abused and they are addictive. The addiction is treated by detoxing the body, so it no longer needs the chemicals in the drugs. This is followed up by therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem.

    Levels of Care Offered

    FamilyLinks - Shady Avenue offers a variety of treatment.

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

    Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    Daily trips to the hospital that provides the treatment include intensive outpatient services (IOP). IOP in Pennsylvania is appropriate for patients in residential recovery facilities that have been diagnosed with addiction. Patients return to their everyday lives gradually, increasing the likeliness of success in treatment.

    Aftercare Support

    Aftercare Support at FamilyLinks - Shady Avenue, 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.

    Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

    Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) are meant for individuals experiencing trouble functioning at school or with work and other occupations, medical instability, inadequate support at home, simultaneous mental health issues, and substance use disorders in Pennsylvania. They are also meant for those experiencing the risk of self-harm or the urge to harm others. It is a short-term treatment program offered at FamilyLinks - Shady Avenue, aiming to improve individuals enough to be reassigned to a lower level of care. The program operates within a psychiatric hospital for several hours daily, usually three to five days per week.

    Outpatient Program

    An Outpatient Rehab Program is a part-time drug rehab program for treating individuals in Pittsburgh, PA with mild addiction or mild-to-moderate drug withdrawal symptoms. It generally requires about 10 to 12 hours every week.

    Doctors can administer on-the-spot medication to ease withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, increased heart rate, and even depression. Groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can be used as a part of outpatient treatment to help maintain sobriety.

    Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual at FamilyLinks - Shady Avenue.

    12-Step Facilitation, Aftercare/continuing care, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Discharge Planning, Employment Counseling or Training, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Intervention, Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy

    12-Step Program Facilitation

    A 12-Step Program is a common method that is used to treat addiction. This format is used for both drug and alcohol treatment. It is extremely popular and successful for large numbers of people. It is a relatively simple set of steps that are done continuously in order to move through life with awareness, accountability and honesty. 12-Step programs are available in most every city in the Unites States. They are available in person, electronically and virtually through phone or web-based meetings.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Most individuals suffering from addiction have low self-awareness, so they end up making poor decisions. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is suitable for patients recovering from an addiction of any kind. Through it, patients become more aligned with their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, giving them a better opportunity to respond appropriately to temptations and negative feelings.

    This therapy modality at FamilyLinks - Shady Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA strengthens a person’s ability to stay on top of their emotional state and learn new stress management techniques so they won’t give in to the temptations easily. Moreover, CBT helps people communicate and express their emotions well, which can be vital in relapse management. CBT is also suitable for managing co-occurring disorders like depression and bipolar illness.

    Couples Therapy

    Therapy for couples decreases unhealthy behavior in a relationship that can trigger addiction. Either, or both, members of the couple will be improved by this. This treatment administered by FamilyLinks - Shady Avenue still targets addiction and can also make a relationship healthier through a variety of methods.

    Family Counseling + Therapy

    Addiction is a family disease. Family therapy is a common tool that is used during inpatient treatment. While living with active addiction in Pittsburgh, PA, it is impossible for family members not to be affected. In order to have the greatest chances for long term sobriety, healing any family trauma and dysfunctional communications is important. Family therapy aims to heal and rebalance unhealthy roles and habits.

    Group Counseling

    Group therapy occurs in a group setting as opposed to a one on one setting. It benefits patients by providing a feeling of support and letting them know they are not alone. Patients at FamilyLinks - Shady Avenuealso learn to build trust and understanding and gain perspective through discussions.

    Trauma Therapy

    After experiencing trauma, it’s crucial to look for a facility that can provide trauma therapy. This approach zeroes in on the traumatic incidents that a patient has encountered in the past, recent or not. It’s been widely known that trauma can make an individual resort to alcohol or other substances to mask their troubles and pain. Trauma can originate from domestic violence, sexual abuse, an early encounter with death, sexual assault, and many more. The goal of trauma therapy at FamilyLinks - Shady Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA is to help the patient see beyond the trauma and move forward. Mental health professionals will facilitate the patient’s journey and see to it that he or she is no longer a victim of his or her traumatic experiences and has wholly regained his or her personal power.

    Patient Experience

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    Payment Options Accepted

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

    Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
    Address Information
    250 Shady Ave
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
    Phone Number
    412-924-0148
    Meta Details
    Updated February 22, 2021
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    Location

    250 Shady Ave
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

    Center Type

    Alcoholism, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse

    Ownership
    Non-Profit
    Language
    English
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