Caron Outpatient Treatment Center
Our substance use disorder treatment is evidence-based, individualized, and comprehensive.
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adolescents, adults, and their families.
include evaluations, individual and family counseling, group therapy, and support groups.
Located in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Caron Outpatient Treatment Center offers customized and comprehensive treatment for substance use disorder.
Comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Assessments
Caron believes that the most effective substance use disorder treatment is individualized, which is why our patients undergo a comprehensive evaluation process. Qualified therapists conduct evaluations to learn everything they can about the patient’s health, psychosocial history, addictive behaviors, and co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders.
Based on their findings, therapists recommend the level of care most likely to help patients achieve wellness and long-term recovery. Depending on the patient, counselors may recommend outpatient treatment at Caron Outpatient Services, inpatient treatment at one of Caron’s residential campuses, or mental health services.
Caron Outpatient patients receive a written, comprehensive, individualized treatment plan developed to address their specific clinical needs and conditions.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Many people who struggle with addiction require and benefit from structured support as they pursue recovery. Intensive outpatient treatment may be right for individuals who are ambivalent about stopping substance use or whose lives seem unstable. Outpatient treatment enables patients to maintain their commitments to work, education, and caring for family.
The Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program for adults and teens includes these components:
- Group therapy sessions to address clinical problems and encourage patients to try new behaviors and challenge self-defeating attitudes
- Multi-family counseling to allow families to come together to share experiences, support each other, and better understand the nature and consequences of addiction
Primary Outpatient Treatment
For individuals who need treatment for substance use disorder but do not need intensive support, Primary Outpatient Treatment can get them back on track. This program works best for those who have a supportive environment—a steady job, supportive families, and a healthy home environment. We provide both an adult and a teen addiction rehab program.
The eight-week programs consist of weekly two-hour group therapy sessions. During the sessions, patients address the clinical concerns outlined in their treatment plans in a safe, therapeutic environment and encourage others to do the same. Therapists teach patients how to overcome self-defeating attitudes with new problem-solving and emotional skills.
During one-on-one sessions, a dedicated therapist guides the patient through the process of exploring, talking about, and working through addiction-related issues.
Because substance use disorder damages the entire family, it’s critical for family members and patients to work together to identify and address the impact of addiction on each family member and the family as a whole. Family members of patients in both the Primary Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient programs receive counseling.
Substance use disorder can lead to codependency —a condition in which loved ones develop an unhealthy emotional or physical reliance on the addict. The Codependency Program at Caron Outpatient teaches spouses, parents, and siblings how to address their needs and create a healthy, fulfilling life. Through individual and family counseling as well as supplemental therapies, the program:
- Provides basic education on codependency.
- Identifies family members’ self-defeating behaviors.
- Teaches coping skills and introduces recovery tools.
- Offers support.
Gambling Addiction Counseling
A gambling addiction can destroy a person’s financial and emotional security and personal and professional relationships. Our Gambling Group helps patients overcome that addiction by addressing issues that trigger and perpetuate destructive gambling behavior. The group also:
- Identifies the patient’s gambling patterns through an individualized assessment.
- Addresses issues relating to or underlying the gambling compulsion.
- Develops abstinence skills.
- Interrupts the patterns of addictive behavior.
Gambling addiction treatment may be covered by insurance, or through private-pay. Need-based state funding may be available to Pennsylvania residents.
Substance use disorder is a chronic disease and relapse may occur in some cases. Our Relapse Treatment program provides support to patients who want to strengthen their recovery process. Addiction counselors help patients to:
- Work through 12-Step principles.
- Strengthen spirituality.
- Practice personal accountability.
- Develop relapse prevention skills.
Patients attend the program two hours a week for about 12 weeks. So that patients can maintain their personal and professional commitments, sessions take place in the evening. Family and individual counseling is also available upon request.
Aftercare Support Groups
Support groups are integral to sober living for people in recovery and family members, providing encouragement, accountability, and hope. Our support groups welcome individuals from the community, as well as Caron or other treatment center alumni. Alumni groups meet weekly. Please contact us to ask for specific days and times.
Our Parent and Family Support Group meets the second and fourth Sunday of every month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at our location at 845 North Park Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610.
High School Success Program
This structured, supportive program bridges the gap between clinical in-patient treatment at Caron and life in recovery, helping adolescents navigate a path to meeting academic and recovery goals. While living in a structured recovery house, teens participate in outpatient treatment at the Caron Outpatient Treatment Center, continue their schooling, and benefit from the guidance and direction provided by Caron Student Success coaches. These experienced coaches work individually with students in weekly sessions to set goals and begin working to achieve those goals. With their guidance, the teens build skills such as time management and organization and, when applicable, create a best-fit college list and an admissions strategy that incorporates recovery-informed services. Coaches hold the teens accountable, monitor grades and attendance, and support their progress.
Our empathetic experts help you navigate Recovery for Life.
Dr. Ramona Palmerio-Roberts, Psy. D
Executive Director, Caron Outpatient Treatment Center
Sarah Billman, MS, CAAP, CPS, SAP-certified
Outpatient Behavioral Health Therapist