The Stepping Stones program in Meadville, PA, offers both residential and outpatient treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. Serving the area surrounding Meadville, Stepping Stones not only treats the individual but offers family counseling as well. Here are some of the program details.
The length of the inpatient program varies depending on the severity of your condition and the recommended treatment plan. Recommended length is determined on a case-by-case basis. The program offers both detoxification and rehabilitation. The maximum length of rehabilitation is ordinarily 28 days, with some exceptions.
If you're under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, Stepping Stones staff is available by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week to advise on the safest and closest avenues for assistance. All admissions must be screened in an Emergency Department. Stepping Stones staff often recommends you go to the nearest emergency room for treatment and assessment of immediate needs.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Stepping Stones accepts adults 18 years old or older. If you need detoxification, Stepping Stones offers a medically managed inpatient stay. Outpatient treatment includes two group counseling sessions and one individual session each week once you have been assessed for treatment needs. Several tracts exist and range from 8-10 week brief intervention, to 12-16 weeks of treatment. Specialty groups address additional problems. Family group meetings are held three times weekly, following but not limited to a 12-week rotating schedule of topics. Stepping Stones also administers an Employee Assistance Program so that local businesses may assist their employees with problems not only with the abuse of substances, but with other issues.
Stepping Stones locks its doors to the public to maintain privacy. Federal law dictates the release of any of your private information is illegal unless you approve in writing beforehand, and the law then limits what can be disclosed. Your time at Stepping Stones is kept completely confidential.
When you are in treatment, contact with family and friends is limited to Sunday visiting and weekend phone calls, by supervisory approval. This allows you to concentrate on working with your counselor and the treatment staff to achieve your goals for improved health, and sobriety. Loved ones have plenty of opportunity to visit at scheduled times, and are encouraged to meet with the Family Counselor. Other outside contact such as to employer, landlords, case managers, etc. is able to be made throughout the week with counselor approval.