Any person that has ever battled an addiction will tell you that it’s not something that they ever wanted for themselves. The first time they took a drink or used a drug, it was never a conscious thought that this substance is something that would consume them so entirely. However, as time went on and circumstances changed or grew more stressful, more often than not, they would turn to their drug or drink of choice as a way to help them relax and forget about those stresses. Overtime, you will come to find that you turn more and more to drugs and alcohol because you mistakenly believe that they are your only way to escape whatever negative emotions you are feeling.

If you have come to the realization that your drug and alcohol use has become unmanageable and that your life has spiraled out of control as a result of it, then it’s time for you to reach out to The Source Treatment Center. At The Source, we can help you to take back control of your life so that you can reestablish healthy relationships and patterns. We will assist you in identifying and addressing certain traumas in your life that may have impacted your sobriety so that you can go on to live a more successful life.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call The Source today.  Our treatment specialists are available 24/7 to discuss your options and help you find the perfect solution (800) 204-0418.

We always caution every client that comes to alcohol rehab in Scranton to remain open to the different forms of treatment that we offer at our facility. It’s important to remember that sometimes participating in various forms of treatment may feel uncomfortable at times because of the subject matter but that discomfort is only a moment of time. The more you work on developing your approach toward sobriety this process will continue to become easier.

What Do You Do During Rehab?

From the moment that you reach out to us, we work to provide you with the safety and security that you need as you begin to make these important changes in your life. During your initial interaction with us, we will take you through a comprehensive intake process. This will entail learning more about you, your history and your background. Remember, the questions that we’re asking you are not meant to embarrass you or frustrate you but to provide ourselves with a baseline in terms of what type of treatment plan will be best for you. We will also run a complete physical and psychological assessment of you so that we can ensure that you’re well-taken care of in every way possible.

The focus on your time at rehab will be on healing from the negative impact of addiction. Many people that begin their journey toward recovery will need to do so in detox. When you’re suffering with a severe drug or alcohol addiction, suddenly stopping that consumption can cause your body to go into somewhat of a tailspin physically and psychologically. This is known as detox and withdrawal.

We strongly recommend that you never attempt to go through the withdrawal process on your own due in large part to the fact that withdrawal symptoms are so unpredictable. There is simply no way to tell exactly what type of withdrawal symptoms you may experience, however, there is always a possibility that you could suffer from a severe symptom such as a seizure or a combination of symptoms that could result in death.

When you’re ready to transition into a treatment program, the majority of your time will be spent participating in different forms of therapy. While it’s true that therapy sessions may feel uncomfortable at times during your interactions, they are critical in helping you to address the root cause of your addiction so that you can begin to take steps in healing from it.

What Does the Average Day Look Like While in Rehab?

A common misconception associated with rehab and treatment is that the process is akin to the movie “Groundhog Day” in the sense that every day that you come to our facility is the same. The reality is very different. Regardless of the treatment program that you select, the majority of your time will be spend participating in different forms of therapy. During each session, you will talk about different aspects of your addiction and how certain events may have impacted your life. Every day you will have the opportunity to learn more about not only yourself but other people that are working their way through their own treatment program.

Keep in mind that your day will change in certain ways every day depending on the type of therapy that you participate in that day. For both our partial hospitalization program clients and our outpatient treatment program clients, we will provide you with a breakdown of what you can expect in terms of treatment as well as what you can expect each day when you come to The Source for treatment.

Inpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab

There are some people that are unable to focus on their recovery unless they are able to change their environment so that they can exclusively zone in on their own care. Sadly, there are many people that don’t think that this is an option in their life. However, when you partner with The Source Treatment Center team, we will give you the chance to take the time that you need for yourself as you begin to work through the different aspects of your recovery and addiction. One of the top benefits of utilizing this type of program option is the fact that it gives you the time that you need for yourself which is key in learning how to maintain your long-term sobriety.

Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab

Our outpatient programs are a popular option among many of our clients for a variety of reasons. Clients that have full time jobs or are going to school may find it difficult if not impossible to commit to a partial hospitalization program or even an intensive outpatient program which is what makes an outpatient program for alcohol or drug addiction such a wonderful option.

Of the four hours that you spend in our outpatient program, three of those hours will be spent participating in group therapy. Group therapy is a type of counseling that gives you the unique opportunity to talk about different topics revolving around addiction, recovery and sobriety while interacting with others that are working through their own treatment plan. Actively participating in group therapy is an excellent tool that will not only help you to recover from your addiction, but it will also help you to begin to develop your system of support as you grow in your sobriety.

One of the main focuses of your time in outpatient treatment will be relapse prevention. While it’s true that the possibility of relapse is possible regardless of what stage you are in in your recovery, it’s particularly true when you are faced with real life challenges or temptations on a regular basis. Putting in place a relapse prevention strategy will help you to stay focused on your overall goals and give you tools and resources that you need for the rest of your life.

Intensive Outpatient Alcohol & Drug Rehab

Our intensive outpatient program requires that you spend a minimum of nine hours in treatment per week. While this is much less than the 25 hours per week required through our partial hospitalization program, it is slightly more than the four hours required through our general outpatient program. There are several different options when it comes to structuring our intensive outpatient program. For instance, there are many clients that decide to transition into an intensive outpatient program after they complete a partial hospitalization program whereas other people make the decision to begin with this type of program straight away.

When you initially reach out to us, we encourage you to let us know more about the goals that you have for your overall recovery so that we can help you to develop a program that will not interfere with your current responsibilities but will still allow you to receive the help that you need.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call The Source today.  Our treatment specialists are available 24/7 to discuss your options and help you find the perfect solution (800) 204-0418.

Partial Hospitalization Alcohol & Drug Rehab

Our partial hospitalization program is ideal if you’re ready to change the people, places and things around you. Making these changes in your life are essentially the cornerstones of your overall recovery. However, if you live with a person that is lost in their own active addiction or in an area that continuously tempts you toward giving into your addiction, you may find it difficult to maintain your sobriety. One of the leading benefits of coming to our partial hospitalization program is the fact that we can provide you with a setting that is conducive to your sobriety which will help to keep you focused on both your long term and short-term goals.

When you decide to work with The Source team, we will provide you with a home away from home type of environment by providing you with accommodations at one of our luxurious single-family residences. Over and above feeling safe and comfortable, you will have unlimited access to our staff and you will be in close proximity to the beautiful Fort Lauderdale beach as well as local 12-step meetings. Remember, if there is anything that our team can do to make your time in our partial hospitalization program more productive, just let us know and we will do everything that we can to accommodate.

Brain-Mapping or Neurofeedback Treatment for Addiction  

Brain-Mapping or Neurofeedback treatment is one of the tools that we use to treat addiction. The premise of this treatment is that we work with you to locate different sections in your brain that may be triggering your addiction. For instance, if we can locate brainwave activity that may not be functioning properly, we can work toward trying to regulate those brainwave patterns.

We always caution our clients, however, that although brain-mapping or neurofeedback treatment is an effective form of addiction treatment, it isn’t the only form of treatment that you should utilize when it comes to your recovery. You should always incorporate other forms of therapy as well.

Benefits of Family Therapy

One of the forms of therapy that we offer at The Source is family therapy. We believe that family plays a pivotal role in your overall recovery. Unfortunately, we hear from countless clients and family members who are heartbroken as a result of the impact that addiction has had on their family. Participating in family therapy can help both you and your loved ones to begin to heal from addiction.

At The Source, we arrange for family therapy sessions to take part in a neutral environment so that all participants feel comfortable and at ease during every meeting. A member of our team will guide you and your family members through the process of beginning to talk about the fact that addiction is a disease and processing different events that may have happened during the time that you were in active addiction.

It’s important to note that we will never arrange for family therapy sessions until you’re at a point in your recovery where you feel comfortable taking this step. We recognize the fact that you may have family members that you want to reconnect with but that those people either need more time to heal themselves or simply don’t understand that addiction is a disease and not a choice. We will continue to personally work with you to ensure any interactions with your family members so that you’re never put in a position where you’re potentially jeopardizing your sobriety or the work that you’ve put in.

One on One Therapy

We commonly refer to one on one therapy as individual therapy here at The Source. One on one therapy is another key component in your overall recovery because it gives you the chance to speak with a member of our team in greater detail regarding certain events in your life that you simply don’t feel like discussing in a group setting. For example, even though you may have shared that you suffered from a traumatic physical event, it may take you some time to feel comfortable sharing the specific details about those events. During individual therapy, we can begin to speak with you about these instances and set you up with a plan for you to participate in trauma therapy that can help you to address these happenings.

Another reason why one on one therapy is so critical in your recovery plan is due to the fact that it allows us to check in with you regarding how you feel your treatment plan is progressing. For instance, it’s not out of the ordinary for certain things to come up along the course of your program. Perhaps you want to extend your program by another 30 days. Maybe your schedule changed and you need to make adjustments to your treatment plan. These are all details that we can talk about with you during your individual treatment sessions.

We always tell our clients that if they ever need to speak with us outside of your scheduled individual therapy time, we’re always happy to make time for you.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call The Source today.  Our treatment specialists are available 24/7 to discuss your options and help you find the perfect solution (800) 204-0418.

Types of Trauma Based Addiction Treatment Therapy for Residents of Scranton

The Source treatment team helps you to identify the traumas that you may have experienced during your lifetime. Numerous clients that come to The Source don’t realize that those traumas may have had a direct impact on the development of their addiction. Every person processes their traumatic experiences differently. While there are some people that take steps toward receiving therapy to work through their emotions, there are several other people that do not take this step. Instead, they try to deal with how they are feeling on their own. Either they try to bury these emotions, or they attempt to use other methods such as drugs or alcohol to help them to cope. There are multiple people that come to The Source who have no idea where to start when it comes to identifying the source of their trauma. Our team can help you to identify the root cause of your trauma in such a way so you will not be re-traumatized which is key.

When you come to our treatment center, we will help you to address these traumatic emotions head on. Don’t forget, recovery is a process. As a result, it may take some time for you to come to peace with these emotions or at least get you to a point in your life where you no longer feel triggered by them. We understand that similar to addiction, you can never take a one size fits all approach

Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Therapy

Traumatic Incident Reduction Therapy, also referred to as TIR, is a trauma-based form of therapy that has been shown to be particularly helpful for those that are suffering from PTSD, anxiety, or depression. These therapy sessions take place on more of a weekly basis and can last anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes. This form of treatment first developed in the 1980s and quickly proved to be an incredibly beneficial form of treatment for people that feel more comfortable addressing the contributing factors of their addiction in a more rapid way.

Rapid Resolution Therapy (RPT) Treatment

One of the promising aspects about addiction treatment is the fact that the field and treatment options have grown and developed tremendously in recent years. Rapid resolution therapy treatment is an example of one such treatment in the sense that it can help clients to minimize the harmful impact of trauma. This is a wonderful treatment option for a person that may not be fully aware of the events in their life that may have contributed to their addiction.

The ultimate goal is for you to develop an understanding of the fact that while the events that you experienced were terrible and life altering, it doesn’t mean that you have to get lost in those events for the rest of your life or have them impact your future.

Clients that take part in rapid resolution therapy treatment can expect to take part in anywhere from two to six sessions during their time at The Source. However, we may need to adjust your treatment schedule based on your needs.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, also known as EMDR, is an interactive form of psychotherapy. This form of therapy focuses on a trained member of our team working in guiding your eye movements while beginning to work through the different traumatic events that you experienced. The idea behind this therapy is that when your eyes are moving, you aren’t hyper focused on the emotions that you may be feeling so ultimately they become easier to talk about. The exact amount of sessions that you may need are typically left up to how they progress in treatment so we will be able to provide you with more of a baseline once you start to work through this form of treatment.

Sober Friendly Attractions Near Scranton

An important aspect in your overall recovery is developing healthier routines so that you can avoid falling back into the temptation of addiction. One of the focuses of your recovery, regardless of whether you opt to work through our partial hospitalization program or one of our outpatient programs will be relapse prevention. Taking advantage of the relapse prevention tools that we will teach you to remain focused on your overall goal of maintaining your sobriety. One of the ways that we encourage you to do this is by finding and attending 12-step meetings that are local to the Scranton area. Participating in 12-step meetings will help you to grow and develop your own system of support and reinforce the important lessons that you learned during the time that you were in treatment.

One of the other treatment options that we offer at our facility is our Alumni Program. Our Alumni Program is an excellent way to not only remain in touch with not only The Source staff but also other clients that have completed their own respective treatment programs. Our team will organize certain events that you can attend with other alumni throughout the year as well as extended monthly group therapy sessions. Once you get closer to completing your treatment program, we will be able to speak with you in more detail regarding signing up for the Alumni Program.

When you get back home to Scranton, it’s understandable that you may want to jump back into the swing of going to certain venues or attending certain events. We always advise that you take this step with special attention to your surroundings. For example, if you have an addiction to alcohol, meeting your friends or family members at a location where alcohol is readily available may not be in your best interests. However, there are several sober-friendly places that you can visit in the Scranton area that you can enjoy without worrying about the immediate temptation of drugs or alcohol. Here are some great examples of places that you should think about visiting.

Steamtown National Historic Site

Are you a train enthusiast? Perhaps you have a little one that is fascinated by locomotives? If so, the Steamtown National Historic Site is a must-see attraction. Although this is a relatively small museum, it provides an abundance of information regarding the development of trains and the American economy in general during the 19th century. Be sure to bring your camera with you as you will likely want to take a lot of pictures.

The Steamtown National Historic Site is located at 250 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503.

Houdini Museum, Tour & Magic Show

Every weekend, the Houdini Museum opens to an abundance of tourists that are interested in learning more about stage magic as well as one of the most well-known magicians, Houdini. With purchase of a ticket, you will not only receive entry to the museum but receive a comprehensive guided tour as well as participate in a live magic show. It’s important to remember that this venue and corresponding event is only available on the weekends so it’s strongly recommended that you make a reservation ahead of time.

The Houdini Museum, Tour & Magic Show is located at 1433 N. Main Street, Scranton, PA 18508.

Scranton Lake Walking Trail

Getting out in nature and enjoying the great outdoors is a wonderful way to relax at the end of a long day. It can also be incredibly beneficial to your overall recovery. The Scranton lake Walking Path provides you with an excellent opportunity to do just that. This scenic route features not only beautiful surroundings but also different hiking trails that are suitable for hikers of all ages. Pack up your backpack and spend a day outdoors or enjoy a quicker path around the lake.

Scranton Lake Walking Trail is located off the Scranton-Pocono Highway at Roaring Brook Township, PA 18444.

The Marketplace at Steamtown

If you need to get some shopping done or you’re looking for something fun to do on a rainy day, The Marketplace at Steamtown provides you with the perfect atmosphere. This mall is filled with different types of stores and shops that will see to your every need. Whether you decide to shop or pop in for a quick bite to eat, you can always expect to be met with the smiling faces from the different shops at this location. Before your visit, be sure to check the hours for that day as the hours each day do tend to change.

The Marketplace at Steamtown is located at 300 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503.

 Scranton Cultural Center

You should always take a look and see what the Scranton Cultural Center has on schedule for any given day. The Scranton Cultural Center has been host to several different types of events including private events such as weddings or business functions as well as public events such as concerts or comedy tours. The great thing about the Scranton Cultural Center is the fact that there is usually someone available to answer questions that you have regarding up coming events during the week during normal business hours so don’t be shy when it comes to reaching out to someone to learn more about what is going on.

The Scranton Cultural Center is located at 420 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503.

Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum

The Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum provides visitors with a unique overview of the history and development of the Marines in the Scranton area. Guided tours are available at the museum so that visitors can develop a better appreciation and understanding of this critical branch of our military.

While the Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum is a wonderful place to see, visitors should be aware of the fact that it’s only open for limited times. Typically, the hours of operation are Friday night and Saturday afternoon so you should make time to call ahead to confirm the hours before you make your way there.

The Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum is located at 1340 Alder Street, Scranton, PA 18505.

The Source Treatment Center team is committed to providing our clients nothing less than the quality care that they need as they begin to take life changing recovery steps. When you trust us with your recovery care needs, you can rest assured that you will work with an experienced staff of individuals who will always have your best interests and needs at heart. If you or a family member is ready to learn more about what you can expect when you come to our Fort Lauderdale facility, we encourage you to reach out to us today at (800) 204-0418. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to plan and prepare for this important part of your life.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call The Source today. Our treatment specialists are available 24/7 to discuss your options and help you find the perfect solution (800) 204-0418.