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Malvern Treatment Programs in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Drug Treatment Programs

Founded in 1948, Malvern Institute is the region’s oldest private addiction treatment center. From our humble beginnings we have grown into one of Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive and effective substance abuse treatment centers. Today we provide an evidence-based, complete continuum of care for those affected by the disease of addiction. Under the Malvern umbrella we operate two inpatient detox and rehabilitation centers, as well as multiple outpatient locations in the suburbs of Philadelphia. We have accomplished this success through an unrivaled dedication to clinical care and innovative treatment solutions.

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Pennsylvania Rehab Programs


Embracing a life in recovery is not always easy. After living in the throes of active addiction for so long, it’s difficult to imagine a life without alcohol and/or drugs. Even though addiction is the cause of many significant consequences, many people who live with the effects of the deadly disease of substance abuse addiction have an intense fear of withdrawal, causing them to resign themselves to addiction indefinitely.

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Although there are many reasons why a person may choose to stay in active addiction, fear of withdrawal is one of the biggest and most common, keeping individuals locked in the cycle of addiction. Of course, the countless consequences of addiction often evoke the desire to stop using alcohol or drugs; however, the intensity of physical withdrawal that occurs in the absence of drugs like heroin, painkillers, benzodiazepines, and alcohol cause many people to give in

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Inpatient Treatment

To many people, inpatient and residential treatment is the worst case scenario. The perception is the need for inpatient care indicates that the individual’s addiction has reached such a level of severity that inpatient care is a requirement. There’s something daunting about the prospect of having to leave one’s family, spouse, close friends, and loved ones while residing at a residential treatment facility; it’s a total separation from one’s prior life

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Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is a vital component to a successful recovery. For nearly 70 years, the Malvern Institute has been a leader in the field of treating addiction. Outpatient treatment is one of the pillars of The Malvern Model, our complete continuum of care that features a holistic all-encompassing recovery. Our staff clinicians provide an individualized treatment plan that addresses each person’s needs with tailored programming, including education, family support, and counseling sessions.

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Partial Hospitalization Program

Addiction treatment programs can be confusing. What’s the difference between residential and inpatient treatment? Are day treatment and partial day treatment programs the same thing? Is detoxification considered inpatient treatment or is it totally separate? There are many questions a person may have about addiction treatment, so we’re going to answer at least one of them by giving you a tutorial on partial hospitalization treatment at Malvern Institute.

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Aftercare / Alumni

Completing an alcohol and drug addiction treatment program is an accomplishment worthy of pride as it facilitates the return to a healthy life. Throughout an addiction treatment program, individuals who live with chemical dependency overcome the physical aspects of addiction while learning about the disease itself and the ways in which one can sustain sobriety long-term. However, recovery isn’t something that one finishes, ending with the completion of a program

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Women’s Empowerment (WE) Program

Opened in June 2017, the Women's Empowerment (WE) program is based on the Gender-Responsive Treatment Model and Healing Trauma, both developed by Stephanie Covington, and Seeking Safety, developed by Lisa Najavits. These treatment models emphasize the importance of gender-specific treatment for both women and men. Malvern Institute's WE program focuses on building strength and resiliency for women who live with the disease of addiction, as well as trauma histories and co-occurring disorders.

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Intensive Outpatient Treatment

At Malvern Institute, we have made it our mission to combine the most cutting-edge therapies with proven treatment methods into a program that arms individuals with all the skills and strategies they need to achieve lifelong recovery. As part of our Malvern Model of Care our intensive outpatient program offers a unique blend of an inpatient-level curriculum with the flexibility of an outpatient program. But is intensive outpatient care the right choice for you?

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Relapse Solutions Program

In response to the opioid epidemic, Malvern Institute has developed a specialized treatment track for young men who have not been successful in previous treatment attempts. Our goal is to intervene early, involve family members in the commitment to treatment, and improve outcomes for this vulnerable population. The Relapse Solutions Program is currently offered at our Willow Grove campus. Help is just a phone ca

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Medication Assisted Treatment

For 70 years, Malvern Institute has helped those struggling with the disease of addiction using only evidence­ based treatment methods. Medication Assisted Treatment is one approach that has proven successful for many individuals when added to a 12-step recovery program and other aftercare treatments. Recovery is best served through a complete understanding of addiction so the choice to include MAT is a shared decision between the clinician and patient, as well as the patient's

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Podcast tackles science behind addiction treatment, opioid epidemic

March 30, 2018 – Raising awareness of the facts about the disease of addiction and breaking the stigma associated with addiction are necessary steps toward truly helping families affected by the disease of addiction. This month, Gimlet Media’s “Science Vs.” podcast released two episodes dedi...

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