Summit Inpatient Drug & Alcohol Program

Summit Academy

The Summit Inpatient Program: Inpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment Services

Child-Centered Treatment, Individual Achievement

Adolescents are rarely able to recognize the impact that addiction has had on their lives. Initially, they minimize their behavior as “not a problem.” In order to effectively reach our young men, we utilize an adolescent-specific treatment philosophy. Our therapy focuses on multiple issues that may trigger substance use, such as anxiety, depression, frustration and boredom. We utilize motivational interviewing as a primary technique in treatment.

At the onset of treatment, each student receives a comprehensive assessment and evaluation which results in a clinical Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP). In pursuit of the goals and objectives established in this ITP, each student's schedule includes:

  • One hour of group therapy daily
  • Two one-hour sessions of individual counseling week

The Comprehensive Focus of Individual Therapy

Following an evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) curriculum, individual treatment is divided into four phases. This intensive one-on-one interaction provides the support and focus necessary to incorporate the skills and knowledge acquired in group therapy into their day-to-day activities and responsibilities. Our Drug & Alcohol Therapists reflect on a student's daily performance and par tic pat ion to redirect behavior and effort, as needed, or reinforce progress and achievement.

Group Counseling, Transforming Lives

As students begin to display productive participation in their therapy, they typically progress through the four- phase treatment approach as follows:

PHASE 1 - Breaking the Chain of Addiction and Denial

  • Building trust and honesty
  • Identifying distorted thinking
  • Understanding the addiction process and defense mechanism
  • The negative physical and psychological effects of abuse and addiction

PHASE 2 - Unmasking the Client

Correctly identifying emotions and their impact on behavior

  • Understanding and correctly self-diagnosing the addictive defense mechanisms of the addiction
  • Intellectually and correctly self-diagnosing through task groups and step-work
  • Building and rebuilding relationships

PHASE 3 - New Beginnings

  • Processing the impact of actions on others
  • Using our tools of recovery
  • Complete intellectual self-diagnosis
  • Understanding relapse traps and triggers

PHASE 4 - Renewed Hope

  • Identifying personal relapse traps and triggers
  • Understanding the fellowship of AA and NA
  • Goal setting for continuing recovery
  • Complete life story to the group

The Summit Academy Inpatient Drug & Alcohol Program boasts exceptionally high standards of compliance and accreditation with regulatory agencies in the field.

  • We consistently earns near-perfect ratings in the licensing process with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Programs (BDAP)
  • We have earned two consecutive, three-year accreditations from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • We are fully contracted with all five Managed Care Organizations in the state of Pennsylvania for FULL reimbursement of treatment services, as well as room and board.