Pyramid Healthcare - Gratitude Halfway House for Men

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Pyramid Healthcare - Gratitude Halfway House for Men is located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Pyramid Healthcare - Gratitude Halfway House for Men provides a therapeutic environment where men can safely transition into a sober lifestyle.

Pyramid Healthcare - Gratitude Halfway House for Men 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.

Rehab Services:

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 Pyramid Healthcare - Gratitude Halfway House for Men offer?

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


Their inpatient residential treatment programs rely on the 12-step philosophy as an integral part of recovery. Clients attend Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous as part of their treatment regimen. 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.

Family Program

Family involvement can be critical to a client’s success during and after treatment. Pyramid Healthcare has developed a family program designed to educate the client’s family members about the disease of addiction. This program helps both the individual in specialty treatment and their family learn skills and develop behaviors effective in minimizing the negative impact of the addiction on the familial relationship. Their family program can also open lines of communication between the client and their family members. Pyramid Healthcare counselors can provide family counseling if it is requested by the client.

Aftercare Support

Encouraging continued specialty treatment care after a stay in a residential facility, or providing resources that promote sustained sobriety, can be key in helping a client successfully achieve abstinence. In order to give their clients the best possible chance at remaining sober, they offer aftercare programs that provide some structure, oversight, and planning post-treatment. They consider client wants and needs when making arrangements for aftercare. If the client was part of a residential program, staff may recommend that they step down into an intensive outpatient, outpatient, or partial hospitalization program to continue specialty treatment. Other aftercare options include halfway or transitional housing.

Therapies Offered:

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

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.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Life Skills

Training courses are offered three times a week to promote client self-sufficiency and responsible living with guidance and instruction on topics including financial and stress management, communication and coping skills, goal setting, problem solving, volunteerism, social etiquette, and the appropriate utilization of community resources.

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.

Pyramid Healthcare - Gratitude Halfway House for Men Highlights:

The Gratitude Halfway House provides a therapeutic environment where men can safely transition into a sober lifestyle. Gratitude House occupants learn to incorporate healthy recovery skills into everyday tasks such as obtaining and maintaining part-time employment, engaging in volunteer activities and pursuing educational opportunities. Clients also participate in individual and group therapy, nutrition education, and AA/NA meetings in the surrounding community.
Basic household chores, minor outdoor maintenance and participation in a recovery support network are responsibilities requested of the men in the treatment program. Clients contribute to their therapeutic community by voting on leadership roles and providing each other with encouragement and constructive feedback.
In the SHOW program, clients have the opportunity to earn privileges including part-time employment and community volunteerism as they progress through a level system in the halfway house program. Each of the four levels (Surrender, Honesty, Open-mindedness, and Willingness) represent a specific goal that the men must meet in order to graduate to the next level. Letters are used to represent each level to create the acronym SHOW.
In an effort to promote responsibility, reliability, and teamwork, treatment planning includes the assignment of specific job duties to each client for successful completion. Staff help clients complete employment applications, practice interview skills and apply for photo identification and/or a social security card. Men without a high school diploma can attend community classes and testing necessary to obtain a GED.
A nurse practitioner is available weekly to address the client's non-urgent medical concerns. Mental health services including medication education and stabilization are provided by a psychiatrist.
Their adult specialty programs are designed to prepare individuals suffering from addiction for the wide range of obstacles they may experience during treatment, or even after successfully completing one of their treatment programs. Developed by professional Pyramid Healthcare staff, often in collaboration with other organizations or experts in the community, their specialty treatment programs address common issues such as financial management, problem solving, emotional traumas, and relapse. They focus on ensuring that their clients can successfully reintegrate into their homes communities and develop into self-sufficient, productive members of society.
In cases of extensive criminal justice involvement or numerous relapse experiences, a longer term stay (usually more than 90 days) in a residential rehabilitation program can be helpful. Their adult criminal justice programs offer the same level of care as our residential, non-hospital rehabilitation programs for an extended period of time. This includes medically-supervised detoxification, dual diagnosis specialty treatment, individual counseling sessions, group counseling sessions, psychological assessment, and outpatient support services.
Residential Area
Day School Available for patients
Transitioning from an addiction recovery program into normal life can be challenging for some individuals. Often the next step in treatment after a residential program, halfway houses gives men and women the support and structure required to be successful upon returning to their communities, jobs, and families. Halfway house residents build a recovery support network while obtaining part-time employment, engaging in volunteer activities, and pursuing educational opportunities. They are also required to complete basic household chores and minor outdoor maintenance.


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  • Daily Fee: $600.00
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted

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