Ellen O'Brien Gaiser Center
165 Old Plank Road, P.O. Box 2127, Butler, Pennsylvania, 16003
The Gaiser Center provides inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential substance abuse treatment services to chemically dependent men and women struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. Inpatient and residential services are offered for a period of two weeks to 90 days and include a variety of treatment services including life skills education, coping skills workshops, medical monitoring, psychiatric medication monitoring, individual and group counseling, recreational activities, relapse prevention planning, family programming, and more. Medical testing for HIV, hepatitis, STDs, and tuberculosis are offered as well.
- Wellness Groups
- Gender Specific Groups
- Living Skills Development
Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders TreatmentThese two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Family ProgramResearch shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.