Malvern Institute has helped families struggling with the disease of addiction since 1948. We achieve treatment success through an unrivaled dedication to clinical care.
We believe comprehensive recovery is best served through a complete understanding of addiction through a continuum of care model. Malvern treats all patients with compassion and respect, inspiring hope and joy in recovery.
ABOUT MALVERN INSTITUTE – WILLOW GROVE DRUG REHAB CENTER
Founded in 1946 by two doctors who were early members of A.A., the Malvern Institute runs seven substance abuse treatment centers in the Pennsylvania area. The Willow Grove facility, located about 13 miles outside of Philadelphia, offers inpatient (IP) and partial hospitalization (PHP) treatment for adults, including psychiatric care for clients with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. Medically monitored detox services are also available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before treatment even begins, Willow Grove offers intervention services designed to educate loved ones on helping clients seek recovery services. Loved ones learn to either employ a direct intervention, where they confront problems of addiction with the client, or an indirect intervention, where loved ones draw boundaries so as not to enable a client’s addiction.
Upon entering treatment, clients may detox from alcohol, heroin, or other addictive substances. During detox, which normally lasts eight days, clients receive 82 hours of psychiatric care per week. Clients may also begin meeting with assigned primary counselors during this phase.
Willow Grove’s Inpatient treatment curriculum follows Malvern’s own 90-day Maldern model, based heavily on principals of psychotherapy. Treatment includes evidence-based modalities, individual and group therapy, coaching on life skills development, and family therapy sessions.
The PHP program at Willow Grove is designed for clients unable to put aside work or family obligations or as a step down from inpatient care. Following detox, clients undergo a 90-day model of treatment similar to the inpatient model. Clients will be paired with primary therapists and participate in evidence-based modalities of treatment and therapeutic techniques.
The treatment team includes board-certified psychiatrists and clinical supervisors, along with physicians and licensed and certified counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Set on a peaceful campus in the North Philadelphia suburbs, Willow Grove has a 21-bed detoxification unit and a 69-bed residential facility. Clients are advised to bring toiletries, a week’s worth of conservative clothing, and up to $25 for incidentals. Smoking is allowed, but electronic devices are not.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
With the exception of Mark, who gave Willow Grove Drug Rehab Center four stars for treatment effectiveness and called the environment “lovely and caring,” four alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com gave the facility poor feedback. E.J.N. called the rehab a “disorganized disgrace” and said: “It’s just a business and feels that way.”
L.D. agreed, calling Willow Grove Drug Rehab Center “a joke” and telling Best-rehabs.com that it was “filled with kids 18 to 30,” despite its promise of being an adult-based community. The reviewer also said that there was no real treatment for co-occurring disorders. To the facility’s credit, it responded to the negative review by saying: “In the past year increased our psychiatric presence to more than 40 hours per week.”
Elsewhere online, Malvern Institute received more positive feedback to date. On Facebook, where a facility can manage its own page, six reviewers rated the facility a perfect five stars, one rated it four stars, and one gave a mere one-star rating. One former client on CiteHealht also rated the institute a perfect five stars, writing: “The staff are GREAT! They care and show it. They are very knowledgable about addiction and saved my life.”
According to the website, most private insurance plans are accepted. Self-pay plans are available as well.