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Chronic Pain Sufferers

With board certification in integrative medicine, we are able to address the growing population of patients suffering from chronic pain and prescription drug abuse.

Elements of Our Treatment Program for Chronic Pain

The Program

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

  • A Residential Assessment Program – a comprehensive psychiatric, addiction, 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.

What’s Involved in Treatment

Patients who have been identified as having a substance use disorder and recurrent 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 self-soothing skills
  • Non-opiate medication management, as needed
  • Meditation (including guided meditation), massage and acupuncture
  • Physical therapy, exercise, and recreational therapy
  • Family education
  • Outside consultation
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Your Continued Care

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.

Chronic pain can be treated to allow for a healthier, more balanced and invigorating life, free of substance addiction. Twelve-Step support is vital in creating a new way to live in sobriety. The goal of our program is to offer you pain recovery, not pain management.

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Meet Our Staff

Joe Garbely
Dr. Joseph Garbely
Vice President of Medical Services and Medical Director
Dean Droziness
Dr. Dean Drosnes
Associate Medical Director