To provide an enlightened, caring treatment community in which all those affected by alcoholism or other drug addiction may begin a new life.
ABOUT CARON TREATMENT CENTERS
Caron Treatment Centers, nestled in the hills of Wernersville, Pa., is one of multiple Caron facilities located nationwide. The center offers substance abuse andtreatment for a variety of populations, including teens, adults, seniors, and professionals. Programming includes assessments, residential care, and on-site detox. Outpatient treatment is not available at this facility, but such services are offered at other Caron treatment centers.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Caron’s treatment team takes an in-depth approach to client evaluation by using the first five days of a client’s stay to conduct a comprehensive residential assessment. Staff use medical, psychological, psychiatric, social, and neurocognitive assessments, as well as lab work, to create an individualized treatment plan.
Clients who require medical care and monitoring may begin their treatment in the center’s on-site detox unit, which provides 24-hour support and supervision. Once stabilized, clients move on to residential treatment, which is gender-specific and age-appropriate. Programming is grounded in 12-step principles and includes individual counseling, process groups, and family therapy. Neurofeedback therapy is used to manage moods and anxiety, and clients attend educational workshops on addiction and relapse prevention. Wellness professionals are available to provide guidance regarding nutrition and fitness.
For clients who are still attending school, Caron offers on-site education and GED tutoring and testing. Adult clients may access vocational training and programming designed to prepare them for steady employment. There is also treatment for healthcare professionals as well as an executives program at Grandview.and an online aftercare program are availablbe for clients who complete treatment.
Caron’s staff includes physicians, psychologists, master’s-level therapists, social workers, certified counselors, and other healthcare professionals.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Caron’s impressive mountain top location is surrounded by stunning natural landscapes and manicured grounds. The facility itself has a college campus feel, with a state-of-the-art cafeteria, indoor gymnasium, chapel, exercise facility, and designated lounge areas. Residents typically share bedrooms, though some private rooms are available.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Over three dozen alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date provided mostly high ratings for this facility and its offerings, though respondents did have some complaints. Of all evaluated categories, the center’s affordability received the lowest rating of three out of five stars, based on input from 19 former clients. “Extended care saved my life. Expensive!,” A.D. told Best-rehabs.com. Some alumni felt that, for the price, amenities and alternative treatment options were lacking. The program’s holistic offerings received a relatively low rating of 3.64 out of five stars from 33 ratings P.B. described holistic offerings as “limited.” “Yoga and gym time offered occasionally, but no other amenities to speak of. VERY expensive…” one anonymous reviewer wrote.
Further, treatment effectiveness was rated 4.17 stars by 18 reviewers. “Experienced counselors, great doctors, all around great staff. Beautiful location. It’s the best choice I could have made in my life and if you’re willing to do the work then this is the place for you,” an anonymous alum wrote in a representative review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing, Best-rehabs.com has received feedback from over 50 loved ones of former Caron clients. Friends and family members were generally impressed with the care their loved ones received. When asked how likely they were to recommend the facility to others, 30 survey respondents provided an average rating of 4.17 out of five stars.
“I would recommend Caron in a heartbeat. I do believed they saved our daughter and put her back on the right road. they also saved us,” Leigh told Best-rehabs.com. Surveyed loved ones gave the highest ratings to the facility’s cleanliness, the program’s family participation, the staff’s level of experience, and the program’s exercise and leisure options. “All of their counslers were at least bachelor degree educated or more. They were tough but warm…They ran this program effortlessly and after 5 days we all walked out as one,” J.R. told Best-rehabs.com.
Like alumni, loved ones found the program to be expensive; most survey respondents gave the center’s affordability three out of five stars. “Large facility that catered to his every need. It was so expensive and he was only able to be there for a month and he needed more time than that,” one anonymous reviewer wrote in a representative review.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The handful of staff members surveyed by Best-rehabs.com had positive things to say about Caron and its offerings. All six respondents noted that they would recommend the facility to others. “This rehab has the ability to manage the most difficult cases whether it encompasses only addiction or a dually diagnosed patient. I have witnessed miracles of long term recovery,” one anonymous staff member wrote in a review that was representational of what others said as well.
The facility does not publish treatment costs on its website to date, but it does note that some scholarship funding is available, and the facility maintains relationships with lending companies including Prosper and M-Lend Financial. Insurance is accepted but may not cover the entirety of costs.