Behavioral Wellness & Recovery | Located In West Chester, PA

Behavioral Wellness & Recovery is a 40-bed dual diagnosis, drug and alcohol rehab, serving those over the age of 18 who require treatment to overcome their addiction. Behavioral Wellness & Recovery offers a comprehensive drug and alcohol rehab program that is tailored to suit the needs of the patients.

Behavioral Wellness & Recovery
1301 Wrights Lane East
West Chester, PA 19380
Behavioral Wellness & Recovery


Alcoholism:The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.Dual Diagnosis:The terms dual diagnosis disorder, co-occurring disorder, and coexisting disorder all refer to the same thing. When one has a dual diagnosis disorder, this means there exists a substance abuse disorder as well as a mental health disorder. These disorders traditionally were treated as separate and distinct illness, oftentimes providing treatment by different providers with little integration of treatment. It is now known that these disorders must be treated using a multidisciplinary team approach with frequent communication between caregivers and the treatment should be given simultaneously.Mental Health and Substance Abuse:A combined mental health and substance abuse rehab has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.Opioid Addiction:Opioid rehabs specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


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Private insurance Sliding scale payment assistance Daily: $550Self-pay options Monthly: $16,500

Levels Of Care

24-Hour Clinical Care:At certain points in the recovery process, it\'s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.Intensive Outpatient:IOP may be recommended as a stepdown level of care from an inpatient or residential, or a PHP setting. Oftentimes, IOP is a treatment option for those returning to work, to their loved ones, and to home. In an intensive outpatient program, the staff will build upon the coping skills and life strategies that have already been developed. Patients also can live in recovery housing, like those in PHP, while attending an IOP. Once a patient has stabilized and is making appropriate clinical progress, Behavioral Wellness and Recovery may recommend a stepdown to IOP from higher levels of care.Outpatient:Outpatient treatment is recommended for those who have not used substances for a period and are in the process of recovering from a drug addiction and alcoholism. Outpatient treatment includes visits for psychiatric and medical illnesses, and group, individual, and family counseling. The outpatient team will help the patient identify their latest problems as they arise and develop a solution. This can effectively prevent a relapse to drug and alcohol abuse and emotional instability, if utilized appropriately.Inpatient:Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Residential rehab is utilized when patients require a significant amount of support and observation, but do not have acute medical or psychiatric symptoms. Having counselors and staff available for continuous observations is key to this level of care. While observing patients, staff will be able to determine appropriate diagnoses and develop a comprehensive and individualized treatment program.Aftercare Support:Aftercare encompasses some type of outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, along with employment, financial, relationship, and legal guidance. Medical and psychiatric needs will also be addressed. Rest assured, for those who are have a dual-diagnosis disorder, an appropriate aftercare plan will be developed to address this need. It is typically long-term and as areas of improvement are achieved, the intensity of the aftercare program will diminish. Behavioral Wellness and Recovery also recommends participation in community support groups, such as those for mental health disorders, drug and alcohol addiction, and any other supportive group, such as church or other organized activities. A relapse to drug and alcohol abuse is more easily prevented or treated, when one is attending an appropriate aftercare program.Sober Living Homes:Behavioral Wellness and Recovery recommends housing at Wentworth. It is a beautiful and serene sober living facility, located in a nostalgic building in the historic district of West Chester, PA. The staff at Wentworth provide a safe and well-structured sober living environment. The staff at Wentworth have years of experience in offering housing and recovery support to those afflicted with addiction and who are newly in recovery. Wentworth staff will provide transportation to and from the BWR facility and any community activities that occur after treatment hours. This program is another level of care that can provide treatment similar to that provided in residential rehab, but with less restrictions. Intervention Services:Behavioral Wellness and Recovery employs Addiction Specialists who are on-call 24/7 to assist you with your intervention. Because addiction interventions may go more smoothly when an unrelated and unbiased party is involved, they encourage you to call them when you are considering an intervention. Not only can their staff help you through the intervention process, but they can directly intervene with the addict or alcoholic. The addiction sufferer may be more likely hearing the information presented from a third party, than a person to whom they are emotionally connected.Partial Hospitalization Program:A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a short-term form of intensive rehab, usually for those with acute symptoms that are hard to manage but don’t require 24-hour care. PHPs have structured programming (i.e. individual and/or group therapy), and usually meet 3-5 days a week for around 6 hours (i.e. 9am-3m). Some PHPs are residential (patients sleep on site) and some are not, so patients sleep at home. PHPs can last from 1-6 months, and some offer transportation and meals.

Clinical Services

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a commonly used type of talk therapy for a wide-variety of mental health and psychological disorders, including drug and alcohol addiction and dual diagnosis disorders. CBT is also effective to learn how to better manage life stressors and is not necessarily used only for diagnosable illnesses.The underlying theme of using cognitive behavioral therapy is reframing. In reframing, the patient will learn how to nonjudgmentally evaluate his/her line of thinking and to change inaccurate or negative thoughts. The line of thinking affects emotions, which in-turn affect behaviors.Couples Therapy:Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person\'s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.Creative Arts Therapy:Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.Dialectical Behavior Therapy:Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) incorporates cognitive and behavioral therapy, combining methodologies from various practices including Eastern mindfulness techniques. This unique therapy model brings together what seem to be opposing views, acceptance and change, to produce better results than either one alone. Initially developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals with borderline personality disorder, DBT has evolved to include treatment of individuals with multiple different disorders. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy has had excellent success in treating individuals who struggle with: substance abuse, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit – hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Eating Disorder Treatment:Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and dysfunctional eating patterns. Many psychologists and other mental health professionals consider eating disorders to be food addictions, meaning food is being used in an addictive way (similar to drug or alcohol addiction). Certain substance abuse treatment programs will have treatment for eating disorders as one of the services offered. An eating disorder may also present as a co-occuring disorder or dual diagnosis alongside drug and alcohol addiction.Experiential Therapy:Recreation therapy offers patients the opportunity to practice new patterns of behavior through engaging in a variety of activity-based interventions. Recreation therapists utilize diverse modalities, such as music, sports, art, creative writing, psychodrama, and teambuilding activities to develop skills that are fundamental to recovery. Sessions are designed to address the specific treatment goals of individuals, and the group overall. The focus is on improving social, cognitive, and emotional wellbeing.Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing:EMDR is a therapeutic modality originally developed to help process trauma. In an EMDR session, a patient is prompted to undergo eye movements that mimic those of REM sleep. This is accomplished by watching a therapist\'s finger move back and forth across, or following a bar of light. The goal is repetitive sets of eye movements that help the brain reprocess memory, which can significantly reduce the intensity of remembered traumatic incidents. Associated memories can heal simultaneously, leaving patients significantly calmer, more stable, and more emotionally relaxed.Family Therapy:Drug and alcohol addiction not only effects the individual captured by the substance, but also the entire support system including the family, which we refer to as “the recovery alliance”. They believe that the best healing occurs within the entire recovery alliance. The alliance can be critical to a drug addict and alcoholic’s long-term success by reducing the relapse potential.Fitness Therapy:Fitness therapy blends exercise with psychotherapy for a fun, inspiring, and effective way of treating addiction and other issues. By incorporating movement into counseling sessions, clients become more empowered, motivated, and goal-oriented, all while strengthening their bodies and becoming more flexible. Fitness Therapy is usually used to complement a course of treatment (inpatient or outpatient) to make it even more successful. Increasing the connection between a patient’s mind and body helps both with healing as well as in creating new, healthy habits.Group Therapy:Group process therapy is a type of counseling where a trained therapist or counselor treats a small number of patients simultaneously as a group. It can be used to treat many issues such as grief, trauma and depression but it’s also used in drug and alcohol treatment centers. It’s most often used in conjunction with individual counseling and family counseling.Individual Therapy:Individual therapy is the process whereby a psychiatrist, therapist or counselor works with a patient on a one-one-one basis. Individual therapy is critical in the treatment of patients in drug and alcohol rehab. Although the mainstay of drug and alcohol treatment is group treatment and activities, individual therapy is necessary to give patients a forum to discuss and process thoughts, emotions and events that they may not be comfortable sharing in a group setting.Life Skills:Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety. Motivational Interviewing:Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a commonly used therapeutic modality for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. Motivational Interviewing is nonjudgmental and not confrontational. Rather, it empowers the patient and the therapist to form a partnership and assists the patient in overcoming his/her ambivalence about change. As is well-known, confrontational and directive therapy can lead to defensiveness and resistance, and an overall negative treatment experience.Nutrition Therapy:Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health. Patient’s meals at BWR are prepared by a Certified Food Manger in their specially designed dining room. The dining room is organized in such a fashion as to promote communication and socialization between peers.Rational Behavior Therapy:Rational Behavior Therapy (RBT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy meant to be short-term and comprehensive. It was intended to help clients become more self-sufficent and move forward without the need for expensive, ongoing therapy. It includes an emotional self-help method called “rational self-counseling,” the purpose of which is to give clients all the skills needed to handle future emotional issues by themselves, or with significantly less professional help.Recreational Therapy:Recreational therapy (aka therapeutic recreation) uses creative and fun activities to help with addiction recovery. Recreational therapists lead patients in entertaining and engaging activities like sports or games; art (drawing, painting, sculpture); drama, music, and dance; and/or community outings (field trips) to improve patients\' physical, social, and emotional well-being.Trauma Therapy:Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client\'s past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.


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Joint Commission:The Joint Commission, formerly known as JCAHO, is a nonprofit organization that accredits rehab organizations and programs. Founded in 1951, the Joint Commision\'s mission is to improve the quality of patient care and demonstrating the quality of patient care.Joint Commission Accreditation: YesAccreditation Number: 590446State License:State Licenses are permits issued by government agencies that allow rehab organizations to conduct business legally within a certain geographical area. Typically, the kind of program a rehab facility offers, along with its physical location, determines which licenses are required to operate legally.State License: PennsylvaniaLicense Number: 7TY56601