Step By Step
Drug Rehab Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Basic information about this treatment center.
Operating since 1977, Step By Step has helped struggling addicts with sobriety in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Providing 4+ levels of care and 17+ treatment methods, in their licensed Non-Profit facility, details covered below. Treatment here is not covered by most insurances, but alternative payment plans are available. Individuals can also self-pay.
Allentown is a hard-hit city with residents dealing with substance and alcohol abuse. Thankfully, you have several recovery options to help you get back on your feet.
License + Accreditation
Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Gambling Disorder, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse
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
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. Step By Step patients detox and follow up with therapies that target the underlying cause of the addiction.
Alcoholism Treatment at Step By Step
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 Step By Step 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 Treatment
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. Step By Step offers therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem are supplemented during and throughout treatment.
Levels of Care Offered
Step By Step 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, Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Aftercare support refers to the follow-up care provided after the initial rehab program. The quality of aftercare support plays an important role in preventing relapses and sustains recovery. Aftercare support at Step By Step is personalized according to the needs of the patient in Pennsylvania.
A dual-diagnosis describes two medical issues that are happening at the same time. They may or may not be related. Over 50% of people with an addiction in Pennsylvania have another mental health condition. Screening for both addiction and any untreated mental health issue is essential, and individually managed by Step By Step.
In outpatient programs at Step By Step, the Allentown resident can live with their family while continuing with their job or studies. Treatment includes educating the patient on drug abuse, medications, and counseling sessions at the individual or group level.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at Step By Step.
Aftercare/continuing care, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Discharge Planning, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Individual Therapy, Intervention, Life Skills, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach and method in psychotherapy. Step By Step asks people to investigate how their thoughts, including habitual, negative, and inaccurate ways of thinking affect behaviors. CBT is based on the idea that rigid, inflexible ways of thinking cause people to have a limited ability to cope with stress
Addiction in Allentown, PA can occur due to a wide variety of reasons. Understanding your addiction and the best methods for maintaining sobriety involves learning about yourself. Step By Step treatment programs include individual therapy for the greatest chances of success.
Customized individual therapy is counseling involving you and your counselor at Step By Step. This builds a personal and trusting relationship so you can truly be yourself and express any emotions as you feel them. Individual therapy leads to greater peace and understanding about your triggers for addiction and coping strategies to prevent relapse.
Substance abuse does a number on an individual’s relationship with other people, particularly in marriage. Spousal relationships bear the brunt of alcohol and drug dependence. Therefore, it becomes critical to submit the relationship to couples therapy to prevent straining it further. Most programs only zero in on the individual with substance addiction without factoring in the importance of the other half’s emotional support.
However, some facilities, like Step By Step in Allentown, PA, offer couples therapy options to manage intimate partnerships amid the recovery process. Other couples-focused treatment plans can provide the patient and their partner tools to get things back to normal, support each other, and the patient’s sobriety.
Family Counseling + Therapy
Addiction is a family disease. Family therapy aims to heal and rebalance unhealthy roles and habits. Healing any family trauma and dysfunctional communications is important, and Step By Step understands this.
Group Therapy is a type of counseling that occurs between a bunch of strangers. These groups are suitable for patients who are not confined in a treatment facility, but group sessions are also common in inpatient rehab programs. Group therapy is led by a trained individual at Step By Step in Allentown, PA and consists of members from different stages of recovery.
The goal of group therapy sessions is to foster hope and a sense of belonging, share information, and learn coping mechanisms. It also helps to have people who can relate to what you’re going through. Good behaviors can also be contagious, and participants can learn from one another.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
Nicotine replacement is a way to move towards stopping smoking or using any form of nicotine. This can be nicotine gum or nicotine patches. The process of working with trained staff at Step By Step in setting a goal quit date, using nicotine replacement and gradually decreasing nicotine intake is proven to help.
Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a method of specific counseling that replaces negative and self-limiting thoughts with positive and productive behaviors. Self-defeating thoughts and habits can limit your possible successes. Some examples of this are procrastination, unhealthy eating and angry outbursts. You may not be aware that some unhealthy behaviors and thoughts are sabotaging your potential accomplishments.
Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed.