Info on Chester Treatment Centers
Although Chester, Pennsylvania has a rich colonial history, it has also had economic difficulties throughout the years. Now, the city is proud to be building new industry for its residents without letting go of the heritage that brings many to the town. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is responsible for reporting statewide substance abuse treatment statistics.
In 2010, Pennsylvania treatment centers admitted more than 62,000 citizens, many for alcohol abuse, proving that substance abuse in Chester remains an issue.
The Pros and Cons of Holistic and Traditional Rehab Centers
Of all the options available for substance abuse treatment, holistic rehab is often overlooked in comparison to more conventional treatment methods. Often this is because holistic treatment isn’t as widely available as other residential rehab centers.
Traditional rehab centers can operate out of hospitals and clinics for both residential and outpatient care. Many churches even sponsor outpatient treatment.
Additionally, holistic methods can be somewhat different. A great deal of emphasis is placed on being natural, from maintaining a natural diet to using only natural remedies to handle pain and other medicinal needs. However, many patients need more intervention than natural remedies, especially for severe withdrawal from alcohol. Holistic methods can be helpful, however, if you’d prefer unique, spiritually focused therapies like meditation and yoga in addition to more conventional therapies.
Regardless of the difference between holistic treatment and traditional rehab, they both have patients’ best interests in mind.
Pennsylvania Addiction Statistics
- Admissions for heroin abuse are second only to alcohol.
- In 2010, 10,181 people were admitted for marijuana abuse.
- About 21 percent of smoked cocaine admissions were for people between the ages of 41 and 45.
- Overall, 68.6 percent of all treatment admissions were men.
More data is available from SAMHSA.