Mountain Laurel Recovery Center

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Mountain Laurel Recovery Center is a drug and alcohol treatment center for adults in Westfield, Pennsylvania. Mountain Laurel Recovery Center offers free assessments and accepts most insurances.

Mountain Laurel Recovery Center Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers 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.


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/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person's mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Rehab Services:

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) | SAMHSA

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) | SAMHSA

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Buprenorphine used for Detox and Treatment

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient's mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person's mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Mountain Laurel Recovery Center offer?

Medically Assisted Detox

Mountain Laurel Recovery Center offers inpatient detox treatment provided by compassionate, highly trained professionals. Their detox services include 24-hour nursing care, support staff, and physicians to meet anticipated and/or unanticipated medical needs. They provide detox services for those suffering from opiate, alcohol, and benzodiazepine withdrawal.

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)

Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Short- and long-term inpatient residential treatment programs for men and women, ages 18 and up, are provided at their 36-bed facility in Westfield, Pennsylvania. Mountain Laurel Recovery Center provides all residents with the necessary structure to empower them to focus introspectively. Residential treatment allows those suffering from addiction to focus intensively on learning to live life without alcohol and/or other drugs.

Intervention Services

Because of the stigma and shame often associated with addictive disorders, individuals and families are often inclined to deny the presence of a substance use problem. An intervention specialist is available to assist the family in navigating the intervention / evaluation process as well as serve as a consultant to assist the individual and family with identifying and securing the best course of treatment possible.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Their goal at Mountain Laurel Recovery Center is to meet clients at their stage of recovery and assist them in addressing the issues specific to their addiction. While it’s true that those struggling with addiction engage in similar thoughts and behaviors, they believe it is critical to recognize and treat individuals as individuals.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

Mountain Laurel Recovery Center recognizes that chemical dependency is a family illness and impacts more than just the addicted individual. Families are often involved in the intervention and assessment process. More times than not, the family’s involvement in the intervention and treatment process is pivotal in assisting the addicted individual in better understanding the impact of his or her addiction, and subsequent need for treatment. In their Family Program, families are encouraged to attend weekly educational and process groups with the addicted family member to better aid them in understanding the scope of the addiction and its impact on both the addict and the family system.

Aftercare Support

Mountain Laurel Recovery Center (MLRC) assists residents with the transition to sober living by providing them with sober peer support and by offering accountability in the first months in recovery. As members of the MLRC program, residents will be required to participate in an active recovery program including Intensive Outpatient Treatment, 12-Step participation, and Sponsorship support, and to maintain a clean and healthy living space.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

They utilize holistic approaches to strengthen the deeper aspects of the mind, body, and spirit. Their goal is to build a strength-based approach for each person utilizing individual counseling to make the connection between personal identities, relationships with family and serve to strengthen the concept of self.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, they support residents as they explore themselves and how their relationships have shaped and created behaviors. Their aim is to help individuals accept the inner-self that consists of thoughts, feelings, values, and beliefs. Self-acceptance will allow individuals to experience the range of feelings authentically.

Trauma Therapy

They believe that treatment of trauma in tandem with the disease of addiction is not only supportive but essential. The goal of addiction treatment at Mountain Laurel Recovery Center (MLRC) is not to look for trauma but instead to be trauma-informed. The five core values of being trauma-informed are safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment.

Group Therapy

Residents also have access to focus groups that meet on site during the daytime and evening hours. Focus group meetings assist their residents in the recovery process by instilling the 12-step philosophy in all group work. Medical groups will be available to assist in decreasing anxiety levels, teach coping skills, and explain the detox process so their residents are educated and prepared throughout the entirety of the process.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

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.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.

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.

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.

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