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Outpatient treatment

Addiction treatment that works for you

Outpatient addiction treatment

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, outpatient addiction treatment can get you the help you need.

What is outpatient treatment? 

Each person’s path is unique, which is why creating a custom treatment plan to help you overcome addiction is key to your success. Whether you or a loved one are battling with alcohol addiction, drug addiction or opioid addiction, our team will work with you to help you begin the journey towards sobriety. 
Our outpatient treatment centers are recognized as a Center of Excellence. This means we take a holistic approach to your care that puts you at the center through a combination of treatment with medical, spiritual and emotional support.
Our team-based approach includes:
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT or "medications for addiction treatment") to help manage cravings and reduce the chance of overdose.
  • Withdrawal management to help safely treat addiction from alcohol and other addictive substances.
  • Consultations and assessments for individuals with a history of addiction who need a more specialized approach to their treatment.

Outpatient treatment options

Addiction is a chronic disease the causes both physical and psychological symptoms. When you come to our outpatient program, we’ll help you continue with your daily life during treatment, whether that means going to work or school or taking care of your family. Our outpatient addiction treatment services include:
  • Outpatient addiction medicine services, staffed by medical experts who treat the physical manifestations of addiction, including withdrawal and cravings as well as related health conditions.
  • Outpatient addiction counseling, which can provide important coping skills, motivation, stress management and additional support for your recovery journey.
  • Healthcare professional evaluations, offered for any licensed professional, which offers doctors, pharmacists, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and others working in a healthcare role treatment for drugs or alcohol misuse.

These services can be used together, or separately based on your needs and recommendations from your addiction treatment provider.

Geisinger’s outpatient counseling services are available in person at our facility in Lackawanna County and remotely via telehealth. Our telehealth platform means you can reach our counselors from the convenience and privacy of your home with a smartphone or computer to get the care you need, when you need it most. We offer telehealth appointments through video and phone calls.

Additional outpatient addiction treatments available include: 

  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Consultations and assessments for those with a history of addiction  
  • Consultations and assessments for those with pain and addiction 
  • Minor withdrawal management 
  • Group therapy, including Intensive Outpatient Programming 
  • Individual therapy  
  • Peer support groups

Treating opioid addiction and alcohol addiction

Our addiction treatment team has helped more than 2,500 people recover from addictions. No matter what your situation may be, we offer programs for everyone to recover from opioid addiction, including Free2BMom, our program that supports mothers recovering from opioid addiction through pregnancy and two years after giving birth.
Alcohol is one of the most commonly used substances and over-use often goes unnoticed. But there are signs and symptoms that alcohol use has become problematic, and you can look for these signs in yourself and in loved ones.
Alcohol and opioid addiction symptoms may include:
  • Secretive behavior
  • Noticeable changes in mood
  • Losing interest in regular activities
  • Being under the influence at inappropriate times
  • Physical coordination problems

Using medicine to treat addiction 

Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) is proven to reduce cravings, decrease the likelihood of future substance use and lessen withdrawal symptoms. While you undergo MAT, our addiction specialists will administer and closely monitor medications to assist with your recovery by treating acute or chronic pain.
MAT medications may include:
  • Buprenorphine (Suboxone®)
  • IM Buprenorphine (Sublocade®)
  • Extended-release naltrexone (Vivitrol®)

Risk factors for addiction

Some behaviors and risk factors can increase you or a loved one’s chances of developing an addiction. These include:
  • Family history: Having a family member who has struggled with addiction may increase the odds a person will develop an addiction.
  • Chronic stress: Chronic stress can lead to several health issues, which includes an increase in the risk of developing an addiction.
  • Family hardships: Experiencing hardships within a family can increase the chance of someone becoming addiction.
  • Peer pressure: Being pressured by peers to try a drug can increase the risk of becoming addicted.
  • Gender: Men are more likely to become dependent on drugs and alcohol than women.
  • Mental illness: Living with a mental illness, such as depression, anxiety or schizophrenia, can increase the risk of addiction.
  • History of trauma: A history of trauma can increase your risks of developing an addiction. Trauma can include sexual or physical abuse or being the victim of or witness to violence.

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Addiction treatment at Geisinger

Our addiction treatment team has helped many people successfully recover from addictions. No matter what your situation may be, we’re here for you. We offer:

  • Proven care – Addiction is treatable, and we've helped countless people overcome addiction with proven treatment. Through a tool called the Addiction Severity Index (ASI), a clinical survey that asks how many different aspects of health and wellness are frequently impacted by drug use, we've seen improvement in rates of employment improved perceptions of medical and psychiatric health, decreased severity of drug and alcohol use and better overall health in people who receive treatment at our facilities.

  • Leading-edge therapies – We offer many paths to help you achieve long-lasting recovery. Overcoming alcohol or drug addiction is possible. Everyone’s journey is unique, which is why we offer a wide range of specialized services and treatments. You’ll find treatment programs in clinics and hospitals throughout our region, so you can receive support close to home.

  • Care designed for you, where you live – With locations throughout northeast, central and south-central Pennsylvania, you don’t have to travel far to get the care and help you need. We provide transportation for inpatient care at Marworth as well as telemedicine appointments for those unable to travel for care. If you're interested in learning more or scheduling a telemedicine appointment, call one of our treatment centers to talk with an admissions counselor.

    Our locations include:

    Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital
    549 Fair St.
    Bloomsburg, PA

    Geisinger Scranton
    3 W. Olive St.
    Scranton, PA

    Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre*
    25 Church St.
    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    *A campus of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

    Geisinger Williamsport
    425 Market St., Suite 1
    Williamsport, PA

    We also offer outpatient treatment at our beautiful Marworth facility, a 27- acre former governor’s estate, located in the rolling hills of northeastern Pennsylvania.

    Geisinger Marworth Treatment Center
    Lily Lake Road
    Waverly, PA
  • Geisinger Lewistown
    21 Geisinger Lane
    Lewistown, PA


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