Welcome To WVADS Inc.Welcome to one of the finest drug and alcohol treatment and prevention/education agencies in the United States. Since June 1, 1973, Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc. has been a beacon of hope for those suffering from addiction in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, Pennsylvania. Nestled in the foothills of the Pocono Northeast, the agency has become widely known for its innovative, unique, and highly-effective programs, which place emphasis on patient and consumer access to services. The award-winning staff of highly-qualified professionals are certified in addiction treatment and prevention/education specialties and continue to enhance and augment not only their academic credentials, but also their professional skill development.
- I want to come for help, but I am wondering about how confidential services are?
- Why choose Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc. for my treatment experience?
- What happens when I come to WVADS, Inc. for treatment?
- Does WVADS, Inc. have a Family Program?
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My wife abused drugs and alcohol for as long as I can remember. Our children used to say, “Dad, face it; she will never stop. This is the way it is going to be.” I decided to enroll in the WVADS Family Program and attended meetings faithfully. I never thought one day my wife would say, “Hey, I made an appointment at that agency where you go for help.” It has been 5 years of recovery for both of us. She is faithful with her recovery and we both go to open meetings together. WVADS is a place for hope. These people have been blessed with a gift to be effective with the addicted. You can’t believe their passion for their work. It truly is a miracle today, our family is whole again, thanks to that agency, WVADS.
Everybody quit on me, including myself. One morning I said to myself, I am 16 years old and I don’t care if I live or die. I was referred to the Adolescent Program at WVADS. After I stopped my negative attitude and the games, I tried to do what they recommended. Before you know it, one month clean, 3 months clean, one year sober. Something else also happened during that year. I realized that I was a good person with a bad problem. You will never find counselors who care about you more than they do. It is like a family when you walk through those doors.
They say you need to be sick and tired of being sick and tired before you accept help. That fits me perfectly. After failed rehab experiences, psychiatric units, and 2 stays in jail, I tried to end my life. Thank God I was then referred to WVADS. They treat you with the utmost in respect and dignity. They never quit on me and introduced me to their STEPPING STONES program. I attended every session and one day the light went on. I realized that every consequence I had in my life, I was drinking or drugging at the time. 18 months clean, working, enjoying time with my kids. As they say, “It doesn’t get any better than this. Thanks WVADS!
This agency literally saved my life. When I first came there for treatment, I was angry, confused, and lost. I never thought I had a problem, but I learned I was not only destroying myself, but also my family. I am drug free for 3 years and I can’t describe the happiness I have. I am a different person today than I was 3 years ago.