Addiction Treatment Centers in Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania Drug and Alcohol Rehabs
Pennsylvania is home to 600 substance abuse treatment facilities that, as of March 2019, were serving 66,969 patients. These centers break down to include the following,
In addition, Pennsylvania facilities offer tailored services to 18 demographic groups, including the following:
- Active duty military members
- Pregnant and postpartum women
- Patients with co-occurring disorders
- Members of the LGBT community.
- This diversity makes it easier for patients from all backgrounds and walks of life to access addiction treatment that takes their unique circumstances and needs into consideration.
- Pennsylvania Drug Rehab Breakdown
- Demographic Breakdown (By percentage of drug rehab facilities):
- Adult women: 52 percent
- Patients with co-occurring mental health disorders: 50.7 percent
- Adult men: 48.3 percent
- Patients who have suffered domestic abuse: 27.2 percent
- Pregnant or postpartum women: 25.8 percent
- Seniors: 22.3 percent
- Adolescents: 22.2 percent
- LGBT: 22.2 percent
- Veterans: 18.8 percent
- Active duty military: 9.8 percent
- Payment Options Breakdown (By percentage of drug rehab facilities):
- Cash or self-payment: 90.5 percent
- Medicaid: 83.8 percent
- Minimal charge or no-charge treatment for patients in need: 33.5 percent
- Private insurance: 74 percent
- Sliding fee: 45.2 percent
- Federal military insurance: 21.7 percent
- Medicare: 28 percent
- ITU funds: 1.5 percent
Patients who seek addiction treatment in Oregon can generally find facilities that will fit their financial requirements, although they may have to wait to get into their preferred facility as a result.
Treatment Approaches in Pennsylvania
For almost 90 years, 12-step programs have been supporting addicts' recoveries with 12 actions that they take as they recover (e.g. Recognizing addiction as a problem, making amends, and relying on a higher power) and with regular meetings that create a supportive community. The effectiveness of these programs has been proven in multiple studies, including one of veterans where participants achieved an 18-month abstinence rate that was twice as high as that experienced by addicts who did not participate in 12-step programs. In Pennsylvania, 80 percent of facilities offer 12-step facilitation to help addicts access the benefits of these programs.
Find Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers in or around the following Pennsylvania cities:
- West Chester
- Wilkes Barre
- State College
- New Castle
- New Kensington
- Upper Darby
- East Stroudsburg
- Camp Hill
- Beaver Falls
- Feasterville Trevose
- Cranberry Township
- King Of Prussia
- Bryn Mawr
- Du Bois
- Willow Grove
- Kennett Square
- Lock Haven
- Ellwood City
- Oil City
- Mount Pleasant
- Grove City
- St. Marys
- Mount Joy
- North East
- Plymouth Meeting
- Lake Ariel
- Coal Township
- Sharon Hill
- Ford City
- Fort Washington
- Northern Cambria
- Mahanoy City
- Mount Union
- Port Matilda
- Roaring Spring
- East Petersburg
- Port Allegany
- New Bloomfield
- Mount Pocono
- Sweet Valley
- Penn Run
Top Cities For Recovery:
The term "dual diagnosis" refers to the existence of both a mental illness and a substance use disorder together. This co-occurring illness often comes about when mental illness sufferers begin using addictive substances to manage the symptoms of their illness. In 2020, 17 million Americans suffered from a dual diagnosis, including mental illnesses such as the following:
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Just about half of drug rehab facilities in Pennsylvania provide the integrated treatment these patients need to manage both their mental illness and their addiction.
Withdrawal is a critical time in an addict's life, and support is often necessary to both keep them safe and comfortable and to help them continue on to the next part of their recovery. Detox programs provide the medical support and round-the-clock care that patients often need, while also setting patients up for the next stage of their rehab. In Pennsylvania, most detox programs are available in residential and outpatient programs, while a few are also available in hospital-based settings.
Short-Term Inpatient Rehab
Short-term inpatient rehab refers to programs where patients live at the rehab facility and receive round-the-clock support and intensive treatment for 30 days or less. About 17.2 percent of rehab programs in the state qualify as short-term inpatient rehab.
Long-Term Residential Rehab
Inpatient addiction treatment that lasts longer than 30 days is referred to as long-term residential rehab. These programs tend to be more effective than short-term programs because they give patients an extended period of time to work on their recovery. In Pennsylvania, 21 percent of rehab facility qualify as long-term residential rehab.
Rehab Costs In Pennsylvania
There is no one set cost for addiction treatment in Pennsylvania. Instead, the costs depend upon many factors, such as the rehab program a patient chooses, the specific therapies they receive, and the insurance coverage they have. Some facilities even adjust costs based on a patient's financial circumstances. As a result, patients need to consult with their preferred addiction rehab center to get an estimate of their costs that is based on their unique circumstances.
Private Health Insurance for Addiction Rehab
Pennsylvanians have access to private health insurance through employers and healthcare exchanges. Almost all of these programs will provide coverage for alcohol and drug rehab, thanks to requirements by the Affordable Care Act. Plans can differ from each other in a wide variety of ways, however. For example, plans may cover different treatment approaches, set different copays or deductibles, etc. Patients need to consult with their insurance company to determine the exact coverage they receive, and then find a treatment facility that accepts their insurance. In Pennsylvania, 74 percent of drug rehab centers accept some form of private health insurance.
Medicaid and Medicare for Addiction Rehab
Two federal healthcare programs provide assistance to individuals who may struggle to get private health insurance. Medicare provides healthcare for people 65 years of age and older, while Medicaid provides healthcare to individuals who struggle with low incomes. Both of these programs cover drug rehab in full. In Pennsylvania, 28 percent of facilities accept Medicare, while 83.8 percent accept Medicaid.
Uninsured Addiction Rehab
Many people struggle to get private health insurance but do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. These individuals can still receive addiction rehab, thanks to the facilities in the state that provide low-cost or free treatment for patients who need it.
Sliding Scale Payments
About 45 percent of rehab facilities in Pennsylvania provide their services on a sliding scale. This means that they reduce their costs for patients based on their financial circumstances in order to serve a wider array of patients.
Free drug rehab
Only 1 facility in Pennsylvania provides free treatment to every patient. Many more facilities, however, offer their services for free or minimal charges for those patients who cannot otherwise afford to pay. In total, 33.5 percent of facilities offer this type of drug rehab to patients who need it.
Pennsylvania's many payment options mean that patients from all financial backgrounds can find a facility that will make treatment affordable. As a result, cost should not be a barrier to patients seeking addiction rehab.
Pennsylvania Drug Treatment Overview
Patients considering drug treatment in Pennsylvania should be aware of the following pros and cons:
89.2 percent of designated rehab hospital beds are being utilized in Pennsylvania, which means that beds are generally available to patients when they need them.
94.7 percent of drug rehab facilities in Pennsylvania provide aftercare planning to help patients maintain their recovery.
28 percent of drug rehab facilities in Pennsylvania accept Medicare, which can make it harder for patients with Medicare to quickly find an available spot when they need it.
Only 68.5 percent of drug rehab centers offer screening for mental illnesses. As a result, patients may be less likely to receive a dual diagnosis, and the related treatment that they require.
Only 38 percent of facilities provide services in a language other than English, which can make it harder for patients who do not speak English as their native language to access services in the language with which they are most comfortable.
Pennsylvania Drug Use Statistics
Ohio carefully tracks statistics related to drug overdose and substance abuse. Here are some of the most important statistics for the state:
From the National Institute On Drug Abuse:
- 65 percent of drug overdose deaths in the state in 2018 were opioid-related.
- 2,866 deaths in 2018 were due to opioid-related overdoses.
- The rate of opioid prescriptions was slightly lower in Pennsylvania than in the nation as a whole.
From the SAMHSA:
- 23,219 individuals over the age of 12 were admitted for substance abuse treatment in Pennsylvania in 2020.
- 10.7 percent of treatment admissions were for amphetamines.
- 29.9 percent of treatment admissions were for heroin
- 7.9 percent of treatment admissions were for other opiates
- SAMSHA Quick Statistics National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services
- Alcoholics Anonymous: The 12 Steps of AA (List and Effectiveness)
- NAMI: Substance Use Disorders
- SAMHSA: Key Substance Use And Mental Health Indicators In The United States: Results From The 2020 National Survey On Drug Use And Health
- American Addiction Centers: Will Insurance Pay for Drug Detox?
- National Institute of Drug Abuse: Pennsylvania: Opioid-Involved Deaths and Related Harms
- SAMHSA Quick Statistics Treatment Episode Data Set
Pennsylvania Drug Rehabs by Type:
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