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About

KeyStone Center, located in Chester, PA, offers substance use disorder and dual diagnosis treatment for adults. We are located five miles south of the Philadelphia Airport, making our facility an easy location to travel to and from, for out-of-state treatment options and visitors.

KeyStone Center Treatment Philosophy

We believe that each patient who walks through our front door is unique. Each experience that a person has shapes their behavior. Our common goal at KeyStone is to treat the patient with a holistic approach of mind, body and spirit. Our philosophy is intensity of service with a true patient focus. We operate a competency based program that utilizes evidence based practices and the patient’s strengths in order to promote recovery. We believe in providing the highest quality of treatment services available for long term healing and improved quality of life.

Our trained staff members use evidence-based treatment methods to help you or your loved one who may be struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Stages of Change

We acknowledge that the change process is different for every person. One way in which we frame a person’s desire or intention to change is through a model called the Stages-of-Change, which is also known as the Transtheoretical Model. This model suggests that making a difficult change such as stopping the abuse of drugs or alcohol takes place in different stages. These stages include:

  • Precontemplation: A person does not recognize that there is a problem that needs to be changed. Example: “I don’t need help”, “I don’t want help”, “I can’t be helped”,
  • Contemplation: A person can see that there is a problem, but they are uncertain whether it is important for them to change, whether they are willing to change, or whether they can successfully change. Example: “Is it worth stopping?”, “Am I willing to stop?”, “Can I successfully stop?”
  • Preparation: A person, after resolving much of their uncertainty, acknowledges that they would like to change and may develop a plan of action, make minor changes/adjustments, or look for resources (e.g., treatment, social-support) to get things started. Example: “I want change, but don’t know how… yet.” or “I know how to change, but need help now.”
  • Action: A person begins to do something to make a change happen Example: “I know what the problem is. I understand what I need to do to deal with it. I feel confident that I can do it, and, I will do it.”
  • Maintenance: A person, typically after six months, works to maintain the changes that they have made. Example: “I can and will continue to make this change for the rest of my life.”

Although there are common themes that might affect all people who struggle with addiction, each client’s concerns are unique. It is for this reason that we conceptualize our clients through the Stages-of-Change model and tailor treatment to meet each person where they are at in the change process. In addition, this allows us to change our therapeutic approach to best serve our clients.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.