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The majority of our patients who attend our BWR drug and alcohol treatment program usually start at a more intensive level of care, and as they show improvement begin a gradual step-down process. The severity of their addiction, combined with the particular substance being abused, along with any co-occurring medical or psychiatric illnesses, all factor into the length of time needed for treatment to be successful.

The treatment team at Behavioral Wellness and Recovery considers the entire patient history, including the substance abuse assessment, psychosocial evaluation, medical history and examination, and the psychiatric assessment in determining the appropriate level of care placement for each patient. In addition, collateral information is oftentimes collected from family members, friends, and previous care providers.

This information is collected to improve the chance of long-term success and is not meant to be punitive or intimidating. We will not share any of your information with others unless you have specifically requested us to do so.

Several well-defined levels of care exist for providing treatment to substance abuse patients and include:

A strong PHP program will include treatment for substance abuse, as well as incorporate treatment for dual diagnosis disorders, medical illnesses, and social problems. An advantage to being treated at the partial hospitalization program level of care is that it allows the patient to receive treatment, while also being exposed to the community. This fosters a connection with the community, which will be extremely important in developing long-term sobriety. In addition, triggers in the environment that the patient experiences while attending a substance abuse partial hospital program will be processed in a safe and healthy environment. Some programs, such as Behavioral Wellness and Recovery, work with local sober housing in Pennsylvania to allow patients to reside in a safe environment, while attending intensive drug and alcohol rehab.

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 Health and Wellness may recommend a stepdown to IOP from higher levels of care.

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.

Behavioral Wellness and Recovery offers an intensive case management program which assists patients in the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive drug addiction and alcoholism treatment program and a relapse prevention program. The case management team will ensure that all the recommended areas and modalities of treatment are integrated. For example, psychiatric, medical, social, employment and housing problems will be addressed as part of the plan, to ensure a powerful treatment episode, and to prevent the need for retreatment at a residential level of care.

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.


Behavioral Wellness & Recovery is a Joint Commission accredited program. The Joint Commission recognizes excellence in health care organizations and programs.


Behavioral Wellness & Recovery is a Joint Commission accredited program. The Joint Commission recognizes excellence in health care organizations and programs.

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West Chester, PA 19380
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