Mirmont Treatment Center

By The Fix staff 08/28/17

With its focus on treating trauma, Mirmont Treatment Center offers comprehensive care for both those with dual diagnoses and first responders. 

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Mirmont Treatment Center
Location : 100 Yearsley Mill Rd Media, PA 19063
Phone : (800) 846-4656
Price : $14,600 (28 days, upfront) $16,800 (28 days, payment plan)
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Introduction and Basic Services

Part of the Main Line Health network, Mirmont Treatment Center is a residential and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for clients with substance use disorders and dual diagnoses. The inpatient division, which has been in operation for over a quarter of a century, is available for those 18 and older. There is also a special program to help members of law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs and veterans with trauma. The Mirmont Treatment Center is located a half hour’s drive from Philadelphia in Media, Pennsylvania.

Facility and Meals

The facility, a modern house with a long glass entrance and a slate grey roof, fits in neatly with the Philadelphian suburbs that surround it. Benches line the outside of the 33-acre property, offering a space to relax and reflect.

Mirmont has a total of 115 beds, with three residents to a room. All rooms have private bathrooms. Additionally there is a garden, bookstore, meditation area and athletic field on campus. For those looking to work out indoors, there is a fitness area. Group sessions take place in spaces with calming statues and wall art to provide a relaxing presence in which to safely share with other residents.

Nutritional meals are served in a cafeteria, and snacks and coffee are also available.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Inpatient detox is offered and typically ranges from three days to a week. It utilizes Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) as well as holistic therapies.

The residential program is ideally 28 days long, though insurance usually covers an average of 14 to 21 days. Treatment at Mirmont employs 12-step programming alongside holistic approaches. Modalities such as MBSR and fitness training ensure care for the body and the mind. Additional treatments offered include EMDR and relapse prevention based on the Center for Applied Science Model of Relapse Prevention Therapy (CMRPT). CMRPT uses CBT, DBT and social therapies in concert with one another to identify the patterns and issues that lead to relapse while also helping clients establish strategies to cope with these warning signs. Also included is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which deals with establishing positive and goal-oriented affirmations.

Those in residential treatment participate in daily one-on-one meetings with their inpatient counselors in order to work towards meeting a goal-based, individualized treatment plan. Individual therapy also helps clients find ways to cope with their feelings, build self-esteem, self-regulate and process emotions, recognize denial and maladaptive processes, identify triggers to prevent relapse and deal with physical and emotional trauma. Clients participate in a total of seven or eight group sessions per day, including small counselor-led groups of six residents as well as large lecture workshops. Those with co-occurring disorders attend additional support group sessions.

Trauma-informed care is integrated into a number of programs at the Mirmont Treatment Center. In addition to trauma-focused therapies offered to general clients, the Valor with Integrity Program for Emergency Responders (VIPER) track treats substance abuse and trauma specifically in first responders. The program addresses common issues that appear among servicemen and women including PTSD, work problems, issues with family and crime scene trauma.

The IOP is offered to those 14 and older with psychiatric or psychological disorders and/or substance abuse, as well as those who have completed the residential program or are in a separate Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). The IOP involves three weekly three-hour sessions; clients may choose whether to take the morning or evening sessions to fit their schedules. IOP clients also receive an individualized treatment plan and participate in group therapy. Round-trip transportation is offered to adolescents or those who are coming from a PHP.

Clinical staff includes medical doctors, psychiatrists and around-the-clock nurses.

Bonus Amenities

Yoga, meditation, breath work and nutritional counseling are included in treatment. Those dealing with pain management issues are also offered acupressure, body scan meditation, Reiki, therapeutic touch massage, reflexology and training in the Alexander technique of tension relief.

The family program for loved ones of those in treatment includes lectures, movies, discussion groups, mindfulness training and Q&A sessions.

Summary

With its focus on treating trauma, Mirmont Treatment Center offers comprehensive care for both those with dual diagnoses and first responders. It is also ideal for those looking for an east coast program with a strong basis in the 12 steps. It’s certainly one of the most luxurious treatment options in the state of Pennsylvania.

Mirmont Treatment Center

100 Yearsley Mill Rd

Media, PA 19063

(800) 846-4656

Mirmont Treatment Center Cost: $14,600 (28 days, upfront); $16,800 (28 days, payment plan; accepts insurance. Find Mirmont Treatment Center on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

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