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Local expert agrees with White House plan to battle heroin addiction

August 31, 2015 In the News

KYW Newsradio:  Heroin addiction is a growing problem, but treatment is available and can be successful, according to Jessica Cirillo, Clinical Supervisor and Relapse Prevention Specialist for the Mirmont Treatment Center in Lima, Delaware County.

About Mirmont Treatment Center

Mirmont Treatment Center, part of Main Line Health, was founded in 1985 to provide inpatient and outpatient treatment for patients with drug and alcohol dependence. Mirmont is located on 33 acres in Lima, Delaware County, in a spacious facility that includes treatment areas for individual and group therapy, a fitness center, and 900-square-foot meditation hall. Treating adults age 18 and older, Mirmont’s staff—including physicians, nurses, master’s level therapists, and psychiatrists—provide medically monitored detoxification, inpatient and dual diagnosis rehabilitation, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs. Mirmont’s nationally acclaimed Valor with Integrity Program for Emergency Responders (V.I.P.E.R.) provides addiction and trauma treatment for law enforcement/police, firefighters, EMTs and combat veterans. Mirmont utilizes a foundation in 12-step recovery and trauma informed treatment complemented by holistic therapies including mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), meditation, yoga, supervised exercise, and nutrition counseling.