Office of Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse Services



The Margaret A. Stutzman Addiction Treatment Center is a 33-bed, trauma informed, inpatient residential rehabilitation program which is medically supervised and staffed by a multi-disciplinary treatment team. Our patients share common goals in recovery, including abstinence from alcohol and other drugs, involvement in self-help fellowships and the involvement of families and other important persons in treatment. Special treatment services are available for women, pregnant women, trauma survivors and those with a concurrent mental health diagnosis. Parents with young children may access services with their children through consultation with admissions.

Individualized treatment planning addresses all aspects of personal recovery including the spiritual, cultural and emotional forces which influence a person's life. Services include comprehensive group therapies, individual therapy, relaxation therapy, an extensive activities therapy program, and medical, nutritional, and psychosocial lectures. Treatment will be shorter or longer depending on the unique needs of the individual, may include physical and/or emotional care, and incorporate individualized interventions in order to return patients to their homes or find safer places to live.

The length of treatment varies from two to six weeks, depending upon patient need. Our staff includes trained and experienced addiction professionals who represent the disciplines of medicine, social work, nursing, and rehabilitation counseling. At admission, clients will work with a multi-disciplinary treatment team where they will have the benefit of a rich blend of clinical experiences. A Primary Counselor coordinates individualized treatment at the Stutzman ATC. Each patient receives a complete medical and nutritional assessment and is placed on a diet responsive to their dietary requirements.

We have a full and active seven day per week program which addresses every aspect of recovery. Treatment programming is adapted to meet a patients individual needs. Participation in all aspects of the treatment program is required. The philosophies of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are an integral part of the treatment offered at the ATC. Patients are invited to attend self-help meetings at both the facility and in the community.

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Stutzman ATC Dining Room


There is a need to provide women with a specialized setting to deal with therapeutic issues specific to their recovery. Addicted women frequently have a history of abuse, suffer from more physical disorders and tend to be less likely to complete treatment than addicted men. Consequently, all women are assigned to all-women’s group therapy once per day, and women's focus group four times per week. Bedrooms for women are located in a limited access wing of the facility which helps to protect privacy. Women are assigned to female primary counselors. Pregnant patients, in addition to the above, are provided specialized medical treatment and prenatal care which is delivered with Stutzman Addiction Treatment Center staff present and involved. Specialized needs for rest, outside health care appointments and community residence placement are met as part of the program. For further information contact Victoria Brennan, CASAC, Admissions Coordinator.


Stutzman Addiction Treatment Center believes a person should not have to choose between their child's needs and their own treatment needs. In response to this, SATC has a unique program geared to parents who have custody of their child and are unable to find appropriate care for them when coming to an inpatient program. Private bedrooms allow for a patient to have their child accompany them to treatment and attend day-care services on the grounds of the center. Parents work with staff members during the evening to establish a schedule for their child and learn new parenting techniques. We also allow parents to have a child visit overnight on the weekends. Parents with more than one child in their custody, need to discuss options available with the admissions coordinator.


Patients with a history of trauma are identified through self-report or trauma assessment. Trauma informed care runs throughout the program and in addition, specialized groups are incorporated into the program. Groups are geared toward skills training and processing. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) are used to assist and enlighten work with patients.


Addiction has a direct effect ot only on the patient, but on their significant others and family members. Through individualized family counseling meetings, the Stutzman Addiction Treatment Center helps families understand alcoholism and addiction and patient needs, and helps them develop their own recovery program. The active and responsible participation of these individuals in treatment will greatly increase the likelihood of successful recovery for everyone. People closest to the patient who are supportive to recovery are encouraged to participate.

Visiting is encouraged through arrangement with the primary counselor and with the permission of the patient. Visitors must observe our policy of providing an alcohol. drug, and tobacco free environment. The building is handicap accessible.


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The ATC has a volunteer organization which provides a host of valuable services to the facility and its patients. This includes transporting patients to outside Self Help meetings and drug free functions, as well as assisting with each individual's re-entry into the community. To volunteer contact, Barbara Conner, CASAC. The ATC also serves as a field placement or internship site to college students. To intern at Stutzman ATC, contact Roberta Bruni.