Pain & Chemical Dependency

More than 75 million Americans suffer from chronic or recurrent pain. These same individuals also often experience co-occurring depression, anxiety and addiction.  Caron Pennsylvania’s Pain and Chemical Dependency Program offers a residential assessment program designed to explore and evaluate the condition of individuals suffering from chronic pain to determine if a diagnosis of chemical dependency or abuse exists.  In addition, Caron PA provides a residential treatment program which focuses on chronic pain management for those with an identified chemical dependency.

The Pain and Chemical Dependency program offers comprehensive psychiatric, addiction, behavioral, and spiritual assessments to determine if an individual is suffering from not only recurrent chronic pain but also presents with a drug or alcohol dependence.  Upon completion of the comprehensive assessment and evaluation, a multi-disciplinary treatment team of professionals will review the results and present treatment options based on each individual’s clinical needs and whether or not a diagnosis of chemical dependency exists with their chronic pain.

Those patients who have been identified as having a chemical dependency and recurrent chronic pain and have been referred to Caron Pennsylvania’s residential treatment program will have access to chronic pain management and other service including:

  • Structured detoxification
  • Education and supportive therapy around pain and addiction
  • Psychological counseling to assist with self soothing skills
  • Non-opiate medication management, as needed
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Family education
  • Outside consultation
  • Individual and group counseling

Experience has shown that patients who successfully complete the Pain and Chemical Dependency Program at Caron Pennsylvania experience less pain and greater function.  After completing the program, each individual’s treatment team will provide them and their referral with the necessary treatment recommendations for continuing care as necessary.


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