Inpatient Non-Hospital Drug and Alcohol / Mental Health Program
The Drug and Alcohol program is designed to provide education, intervention, treatment and rehabilitation to males, 12 to 18 years of age, that have been significantly influenced by chemical abuse. Youth diagnosed to have established patterns of abuse, dependency, an addiction to chemicals and/or those who meet medical necessity criteria for a level 3.5, inpatient non-hospital drug and alcohol rehabilitation program are considered for admission. The Drug and Alcohol program is a group home experience where youth reside in a traditional ranch-style family home with professional counselor parent couples who support each youth throughout treatment. The goal of the Drug and Alcohol program is to lead youth through a series of steps, which enable him to identify himself as chemically dependent and begin his recovery.
Youth are provided individual counseling by a master’s level drug and alcohol addiction intervention specialists, group counseling, and complete a drug and alcohol manual. Attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous groups within the community is required. Family counseling and psychiatric care is provided as determined to be appropriate. Youth in the Drug and Alcohol program will undergo random drug screens after each home visit or as deemed necessary to verify a youth’s ability to maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
Academic and Vocation Education is provided through Grove City Area School District (GCASD). The GCASD is held to the Pennsylvania state standards for education and has joined the PA Academic Career/Technical Training (PACTT) Alliance. The GCASD works in conjunction with the youth’s home school to ensure each youth is appropriately placed in the most suitable curriculum.
Nursing staff are on campus 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Comprehensive medical care will be provided to address physical health, dental, and vision needs in the medical center on campus. Safety plans are developed for medical and other conditions that could place a youth at risk.