Our program uses a participatory, group-based approach that greatly improves the likelihood of long-term recovery from opioid, drug, and alcohol addiction. Residents are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves and others within the community and to hold one another accountable for following the rules of the community.
Unfortunately, with addiction, there is no quick fix. Time is the most important ingredient for attaining and maintaining a successful outcome. Changing brain chemistry and adaptive behaviors cannot be achieved through a short-term program and that is why so many fail at long-term sobriety.
Manor of Hope is a world-class therapeutic community situated in a picturesque setting adjacent to Valley Forge National Park, Pa. We offer post-detox support services to young men committed to bettering their lives. Our young men receive clinical services, educational and job training, and life skills as well as continuing support through our graduate program.
We believe that successful addiction treatment must incorporate 3 essential components:
The cause of his addiction must be identified and then treated appropriately.
Substance abuse is perceived as the cause of addiction. In reality, it is a symptom of the disease. Failure to recognize this distinction can lead to misguided treatment recommendations and poor outcomes.
We must recognize the complexity of addiction:
Its genetic base
Psychological and behavioral changes
The impact on family and friends
All of these must be considered in order to maximize the chances for a successful outcome. Manor of Hope residents receive on-going individual, group and family support.
In addition, our young men share their journey through constant peer-to-peer interaction. Over time our residents learn new adaptive behaviors, enabling them to manage their issues in a healthy manner.
The brain must be allowed sufficient time for healing to take place.
Substance abuse alters brain function and this abnormal signaling causes changes in behavior.
Afflicted individuals are impulsive, emotional and irrational.
When an individual suffering from the disease of addiction discontinues substance use, the brain begins to heal itself. With time and appropriate treatment, brain function and abnormal behaviors return to a normal state.
Long-term treatment allows the brain and body to heal and there are many studies proving long-term, comprehensive care leads to long-term sobriety.
We provide the environment and support necessary to achieve these goals.
Eliminating destructive behaviors that lead to substance abuse and then adopting a healthy new lifestyle is critical to long-term success.
During their stay, Manor of Hope residents learn to:
adopt new attitudes, behaviors, and values
communicate effectively and co-operate with others
be responsible and accountable
be valuable employees and take pride in their performance
develop humility, self-control, and excellence in standards
manage and lead, problem solve and make a contribution
deal with changes and improve self-confidence
be punctual, polite, reliable, and productive
enjoy a wide range of healthy indoor and outdoor activities without unnecessary substances