ABOUT ADULT & TEEN CHALLENGE TRAINING CENTER, INC.
The Adult & Teen Challenge Training Center in Rehrersburg, Pa., offers clinical and faith-based programming for adults and adolescents who are struggling with substance abuse issues. While long-term residential treatment for women is offered at a separate facility in Philadelphia, this center provides a continuum of care for men. Programming includes detox, short-term residential treatment, and long-term residential treatment. Restoration, an aftercare program, is offered through separate locations in New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Individuals who are experiencing withdrawal symptoms may begin their stay in the center’s 20-bed detox unit. Detox is medically monitored, and clients receive support from a 24-hour staff. Once stabilized, individuals may transition to either the short or long-term residential program.
Clients who opt for short-term residential treatment stay on-site for an average of 30 days. According to the organization’s website, treatment is highly individualized and aims to address each client’s physical, psychological, sociological, and spiritual health. Counselors use a strengths-based, motivational approach to treatment, and supplemental education addresses relapse prevention, coping, and life skills. Clients participate in group counseling sessions each day and individual session one to two times per week.
Long-term treatment is faith-based, and incorporates the 12 Step methodology. The 11 to 14-month program is divided into two phases. In phase one, clients reside at one of the organization’s “Induction Centers” where they, according to the facility’s website, “learn how to live a life free from life controlling habits by studying the Word of God.” After four months, clients transition to the center’s main campus where they engage in bible study and community service. G.E.D. programming is available for clients who wish to earn their high school diploma.
The center’s chief clinical officer is a reverend, certified alcohol and drug counselor, certified intervention professional, and a certified recovery specialist. The three individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com on the staff’s level of training and experience offered an average rating of 4.7 out of five stars.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
According to the facility’s website, short term residential facilities are newly renovated and include a full-service dining hall and a gym. No details regarding the center’s long-term housing are available on the center’s website.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
F.B.G., the single alum surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, gave the facility maximum five-star ratings in most categories, including the overall rating for treatment effectiveness. “An overall great facility, but could use improved holistic offerings,” they wrote. Wilfredo, a Google reviewer, also found his treatment to be effective. In his five-star rating, he expressed gratitude and noted the “Godly counseling.” Overall the facility averaged a rating on Google of 4.3 out of five stars across 18 reviews.1
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The few friends and family members surveyed by Best-rehabs.com had mostly positive experiences to share about the treatment their loved ones received, and all three polled by Best-rehabs.com indicated that they would recommend treatment at Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge. One anonymous respondent described the program as “awesome.. Not only they help you phisically and psychologically but they help you spiritually.” Another loved one appreciated the program’s life skills training.
One anonymous respondent felt that their loved one’s stay was not long enough to be effective. “He should have been there longer. He was clean only3 months,” they wrote. Another loved one gave the center’s treatment effectiveness four stars, but indicated that they “Needed more financial help with he induction center.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
L.A.N., the single staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com, offered their wholehearted recommendation of the center’s programming. “They help people realize that nomatter where you been or what you been through, you do not have to continue on alone. & that nomatter what you need to overcome, you will never have to fight it alone,” he wrote.
There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs or insurance options.