”Compulsive behavior with short term benefits and long term destruction.” Most often
when people hear addiction they think of drugs; alcohol is also a drug. There are
many kinds of addictions but few are as damaging as drug/alcohol addiction. Do you
think you might have a problem? If Alcohol or drugs are causing problems in your
life, there is a good chance that you have a problem with alcohol or drugs.
Genesis House, Inc. gives special consideration to the following high risk treatment
Pregnant injection drug users
Injection drug users
Seeing the Need
Genesis House, Inc. was established in May 1985. Genesis House, Inc. provides substance
abuse counseling services to both male and female adults, and adolescents. The main
focus of the substance abuse program is on creating and developing acceptance and
awareness of the disease process, role fulfillment, expansion and use of support
services, and cognitive behavioral change to support sobriety. Since its inception,
Genesis House, Inc. has endeavored to shape its treatment programming to meet the
ever changing needs of its treatment population. It has expanded its services to
include sexual abuse/domestic violence, HIV/AIDS wellness, men and women’s groups
dealing with specific gender oriented issues, anger management, and specific adolescent
programming. Genesis House, Inc. has added a Suboxone Group to assist the community
in more effectively dealing with the increasing opioid dependent treatment population.
Most recently, the clinical staff of Genesis House, Inc. have expanded their knowledge
of co-occurring disorders, and improved their abilities to treat this increasing
referral population, by securing the Co-Occurring Disorder Professional (CCDP) certification.
Genesis House, Inc. continues to offer both outpatient and intensive outpatient
programming and it continues to maintain an excellent treatment reputation in the
Currently, Genesis House, Inc. provides services to the following agencies: several
counties throughout Pennsylvania, various employee assistance programs, local school
districts, local colleges, private insurance companies, Lycoming County Drug Court
Program, Lycoming County DUI Court Program, Pennsylvania State Parole, Adult and
Juvenile Probation, Lycoming/Clinton County Children and Youth, Ashler Manor, and
the local district justices.
Philosophy of Treatment
Addiction is viewed as a progressive disease that can negatively affect the inflicted
individual in all domains of his/her functioning. A person suffering from substance
abuse has a negative effect on all those systems in which he/she interacts. The
treatment philosophy of Genesis House, Inc. directs therapeutic intervention within
a systems perspective and subsequently addresses the functioning of the individual
in the context of the larger systems within which they function.
Primary Treatment Goals
To improve the client’s awareness of the disease process of addiction,
To improve the client’s acceptance of their particular addiction problem,
To foster the appropriate cognitive/behavioral changes necessary to improve the client’s
control over his/her addiction and thus improve overall functioning,
To use the client’s strengths and available outside resources to foster long-term
success in recovery.
Addressed are the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the client in
the context of his/her functioning limitations. Genesis House, Inc. primarily uses
a cognitive\behavioral approach to treatment rooted in a 12-step recovery philosophy.
Genesis House demonstrates adherence to all Federal and State confidentiality laws
and regulations with regards to client identity, records, and staff accesses to records.
Confidentiality of client identity and records is maintained for every client and
client record. Policies and procedures developed by Genesis House are developed
in such a manner as to protect the agency and affiliated organizations from liability,
protect personnel from liability, and protect the client from the possibility of
exposure and stigma.