Treatment Options

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Addiction treatment is the management and care of a patient suffering from drug or alcohol abuse, in order to reduce or eliminate the adverse effects of the disease upon the patient. It is important to know that no single treatment approach is appropriate for all individuals, and that sustained recovery may require multiple courses of treatment with multiple approaches, as is true for other illnesses or diseases.

In-patient, out-patient, intensive… The levels of care can be confusing when it comes to addiction treatment. When entering treatment, an assessment will help evaluate what level is most appropriate for the best care. At COCA, we categorize the care provided by our contracted providers into the following groups.

Withdrawal Management

Withdrawal Management, also known as detoxification or detox, is the process of eliminating an addictive substance from the body.

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Residential Treatment

Residential treatment is for individuals who need more services and support than can be offered by outpatient treatment facilities.

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Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is an organized, non-residential treatment service providing psychotherapy in which the client resides outside of the facility.

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Transitional/Recovery Housing

Transitional/Recovery Housing allows individuals to establish a program of sustained recovery, obtain employment, seek permanent housing and attend treatment on an outpatient basis, as needed.

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Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment, or MAT, is the use of approved and proven medications in conjunction with behavioral therapy and recovery support to treat opioid and alcohol use disorders.

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Our Contracted Treatment Providers

Our contracted treatment providers are licensed and undergo on-site inspection by the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). Additionally, COCA performs regular monitoring of each contracted provider to assure compliance with the conditions of the contract. Drug and alcohol treatment services are governed by both federal and Pennsylvania drug and alcohol confidentiality regulations. All programs must adhere to the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) developed to protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of health information. As such, the privacy of the clients and the services provided are strictly enforced.

COCA-funded treatment follows the continuum of care as suggested by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

In accordance with Federal regulation, pregnant women are afforded preference with regard to access to treatment services funded by the Council on Chemical Abuse.

Please note: This is a list of local treatment providers in Berks County that are contracted with COCA. For a complete list of treatment facilities, please the DDAP website.

Outside of Berks County, PA? Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit this website.

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