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Addiction Awareness Program

Malvern’s Addiction Awareness Program (AAP) is designed to provide an alternative line of therapeutic and educational services for clients who present for an assessment due to external factors.

These factors could include:

  • DUI/DWI
  • Difficulties/requirements from school, job, or other institutions.
  • Treatment obligations set forth by ARD programs or probation officers.

Addiction Awareness Program Locations

This program is offered at the following locations:
Berwyn, Wednesdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Bethlehem, Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Pottstown, Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Goals of the Addiction Awareness Program

  • Provide education on the misuse of substances and how they influence thoughts and behavior.
  • Offer an opportunity for group members to collectively share and examine stressors in an objective, therapeutic environment.
  • Educate about potential warning signs regarding the progressive nature of addiction.
  • Review relevant coping skills and alternative behaviors to drugs and alcohol.

What Does the Addiction Awareness Program Include?

AAP uses a multi-media approach that addresses topics such as:

  • The psychological process of addiction
  • Stages of change
  • Recognizing the hallmarks of addiction progression
  • Cross addiction
  • Dual-diagnosis
  • Impulse control
  • Daily planning for abstinence
  • Identification of triggers

What Is Expected of AAP Participants?

  • Participants will attend seven sessions for 90 minutes each, once a week.
  • Participants are expected to remain sober while in the program.
  • If a participant is taking prescription medications, documentation from a doctor must be provided prior to starting the program.
  • Urine Drug Screens (UDS) are administered while in the program. Participants must have clean UDS upon completion of the program.
  • Failure to remain sober might result in a recommendation for a higher level of care.

A letter of completion is provided after the seventh session is completed.

If you would like to learn more about the partial hospitalization program at Malvern Treatment Centers, or if you have any other questions, please call us anytime at 610.MALVERN (610.625.8376).

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