Where do I go for help?

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    414 W. 5th St., Erie, PA 16507

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    814-459-4775, or Toll Free 800-316-1928

No Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. client will be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, political affiliation, limited English proficiency, previous criminal record or status with regard to political opinion.

Gaudenzia Erie, Inc., in accordance with Federal Regulations, provides preference and/or priority for the treatment of pregnant injection drug users, pregnant substance abusers and injection drug users.

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If you have a problem

Gaudenzia Erie Inc., Crossroads Co-Occurring Program

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The Co-Occuring Residential Program (Dual Diagnosis) provides intensive care for individuals experiencing psychiatric complications along with problematic drug and alcohol use

What is Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment is an intensive program where individuals stay in a facility and receive intensive counseling services to address substance use disorders. Residential treatment is ideal for individuals who are having continuous difficulty in maintaining sobriety.

How will I know if I need the Dual Diagnosis Residential Program

The Dual Diagnosis Program is helpful for people who are experiencing mental health symptoms. If you feel that you are having trouble with your overall mental health, the Dual Diagnosis Program can help.

What can I expect from the Dual Diagnosis Residential Program?

You will receive an initial consultation from a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist will ask about your past psychiatric history, as well as talk to you in depth about what symptoms you are currently experiencing.

A diagnosis and medication(s) may be prescribed, if appropriate. The psychiatrist will continue to meet with you throughout your treatment stay. These psychiatric services are held on-site.

You will be given an individual counselor who will work with you to identify personal treatment goals. You will have a mimimum of two individual sessions per week, one of which may take place with the psychiatrist.

Group counseling is help throughout the day. These groups cover a variety of topics related to addiction, mental health and recovery. It is important to connect clinical work with an established support system. Therefore, AA/NA meetings are held on-site. Clients also have the opportunity to attend AA/NA/DRA meetings in the community accompanied by staff.

What is the length of the treatment?

The length of stay in the Dual Diagnosis Program is varied and depends on what your needs are. The Dual Diagnosis treatment at Gaudenzia Erie Crossroads is broken down into these phases:

  • Orientation
  • Main Treatment Phase
  • Intensive Treatment
  • Continuing Care
  • Re-Entry Phase
  • What about my family?

    Gaudenzia is committed to helping family members and significant others heal and begin their own recovery process. Groups are held at Gaudenzia Erie Crossroads every Sunday for your family members and significant others. Sessions are also offered on a one-on-one basis with a primary counselor.

    Are there any medical services?

    Gaudenzia Erie Crossroads is staffed 24 hours a day with a licensed nursing staff. Additionally, there are medical doctors who evaluate patients on-site and who monitor any changing medical need.

    Are there other services?

    Yes, some services include: On-site Confidential testing and counseling for HIV/AIDS, Drug/Alcohol Evaluations, Detoxification, Halfway House Services, Outpatient Services and Psychiatric Services

    What about payment?

    There are a variety of options available: Private Insurance(s), Medical Assistance (VBH, CCHBO), Sliding Fee Scale, Contracts through Probation and Parole, and Contracts with County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services