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Chronic Pain & Addiction Treatment

With specialists credentialed in Addiction Medicine, Family Medicine, Head and Neck Surgery, and Integrative Holistic Medicine, Caron is able to address the growing population of patients suffering from chronic pain and prescription drug abuse.

Inpatient Treatment for People Suffering from Chronic Pain and a Substance Use Disorder

Your problem is familiar to us. You don’t have to convince us you have pain, and we can help you get better. Approximately 116 million Americans suffer from chronic or recurrent pain, and, depending on a variety of factors, as many as 40% of those may become addicted to the medication prescribed to treat it.

Often, people with chronic pain also experience co-occurring depression, anxiety, and addiction. Chronic pain, defined as pain lasting longer than six months, can be extremely debilitating. It affects the neuroplasticity of the brain, impact function, emotional health, and quality of life.

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At Caron, we can help you build a treatment program that meets your needs.

Elements of Our Treatment Program for Chronic Pain

Caron Pennsylvania’s Pain and Substance Use Disorder Program offers chronic pain sufferers:

  • A Residential Assessment Program – a comprehensive, addiction, psychological, behavioral and spiritual assessment designed to explore and evaluate the condition of individuals suffering from chronic pain to determine if a substance use disorder exists.
  • A Residential Treatment Program that encompasses treatment and chronic pain therapy for those with an identified substance use disorder.
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Featured Staff
Vice President of Medical Services and Medical Director
Dr. Garbely oversees all medical treatment at Caron’s Pennsylvania facility, including detoxification and medicine-related interventions.
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Drosnes’ practice focuses on the treatment of co-existing substance use and chronic pain disorders.

What’s Involved in Treatment

Patients who have been identified as having a substance use disorder and chronic pain will be referred to one of Caron’s residential inpatient treatment programs for adults or older adults with access to chronic pain therapy.

Each patient will be assigned an individualized, multi-disciplinary treatment team who each has extensive experience managing and treating chronic pain in conjunction with one’s addiction. This team is comprised of professionals from several disciplines and backgrounds, including: medicine, psychology and psychiatry, addiction therapy, physical therapy, health and wellness, and spirituality.

An individualized treatment plan will be crafted specifically for you based on your pain and substance use disorder. You will have access to many of the same components to treatment that our adults and/or seniors do, as well as access to chronic pain therapy and other services including:

  • Structured detoxification
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Education and supportive therapy around pain and addiction
  • Psychological counseling to assist with coping skills
  • Medication management, as needed
  • Meditation (including guided meditation), massage and acupuncture
  • Physical therapy, personal fitness and wellness planning
  • Family education
  • Relapse prevention counseling
  • Spiritual counseling pertaining to pain
  • Outside consultation as needed
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Continued Care

After completing the program, each individual’s treatment team will provide them and their referral with the necessary treatment recommendations for ongoing care.

Chronic pain can be treated to provide a greater degree of participation, improved function, and an improved quality of life, free of substance addiction. Twelve-Step support is vital in creating a new way to live in sobriety particularly when living with chronic pain. The goal of our program is to offer you pain recovery, not pain management.

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