is no secret that addiction is a chronic, progressive and potentially
fatal disease, afflicting people of all ages. Addiction is a complex disease with multiple causes and effects. Medicating the pain of failed relationships is the most common
coping mechanism that individuals use. It is a way to escape the reality
of failed relationships and the
perceived betrayal by the most important people in their lives. Until a medical cure can be found, addiction must be identified,
diagnosed and treated so the addicted person can live an active, healthy
and productive life.
definition, the PA Treatment & Healing Licensed Outpatient Drug and
Alcohol Treatment Program believes that addiction is the use of a
substance or activity for the purpose of lessening pain or augmenting
pleasure. The addicted
person has lost control over the rate, frequency or duration of their
use. As a result, the
addicted person’s life has progressively become unmanageable. In the case of adolescents, any habitual use of an illegal
substance may warrant treatment.
The Agency’s Licensed Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Program
has been licensed by the Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure
of the Pennsylvania Department of Health since 1991. The program is approved by the Department of Public Welfare as a
Medical Assistance provider. Dr.
Vikas Passi, M.D., Family Practice Center, P.C., serves as the
program’s Medical Director.
PA Treatment &
provides outpatient drug and alcohol treatment at each of the following
licensed facilities: Bloomsburg,
East Stroudsburg, Honesdale, Lehighton, Milton, Pottsville, Scranton, South Montrose, State College
Turbotville, and Williamsport Pennyslvania.
receives referrals to its outpatient drug and alcohol program from the
following sources: self-referrals,
Single County Authorities (SCAs), court referrals, inpatient drug
treatment facilities, PA Treatment & Healing’s Intensive Day Treatment,
After School Evening Day Treatment and
Alternative Education Programs, and other social service agencies. Treatment can be purchased independently or in conjunction with
PA Treatment & Healing’s Licensed
Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Program provides the following outpatient
drug and alcohol treatment services: individual and group therapy,
random drug testing, individual drug and alcohol assessments,
referral to higher levels of care, family therapy, informational
sessions for concerned family members or significant others, family
or significant other intervention services and community education.