Our History

"Treating Addiction...Improving Our Community..."

1969   Confront was created by the Csandl family (brothers Richard and Robert and sister Ria) and their friends, because they were concerned about the impact drug and alcohol use was having on the community.  Confront continues to this day to provide outpatient treatment for addiction.

 

1972

 

We were awarded a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to establish a residential treatment facility, which was known as Lehigh Valley Drug & Alcohol Abuse Services (LVDASS). The effort to open the area's first residential treatment facility was a result of the combined efforts of the Lehigh and Northampton County Commissioners and their respective Commissions on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, the Lehigh and Northampton County Medical Societies, the MH/MR units of both counties, Confront, and other local agencies concerned about drug abuse.

 

1974 

At the request of the residents of LVDASS, it was renamed Keenan House in memory of Malcolm Keenan, an employee who devoted the last 6 months of his life to helping others in our program.

 

1989

 

The new non-profit organization, Treatment Trends, Inc., was established as a merger of Confront and Keenan House.
1990

We developed a recovery house in memory of Richard S. Csandl, co-founder and the first executive director of Confront and Keenan House.  The Richard S. Csandl Recovery House provides a drug-free transitional home for men who successfully 'graduate' from the protective environment of a residential treatment program.  Also known as the 3/4 House, it offers men the ability to get back on their feet and to establish themselves as productive members of our society.

 

1997 

In partnership with Lehigh County we developed TCAP (Treatment Continuum Alternative Program), a prison diversion program.  TCAP is funded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

2003  

 

We purchased the Halfway Home of the Lehigh Valley from St. Luke's Hospital, to add to our treatment continuum.

 

2011   We opened Veterans Sanctuary to provide addiction treatment for military veterans. 

2012  

Due to lack of treatment funding sources, Veterans Sanctuary suspended operations.  A grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs supported the implementation of a Veterans Treatment Track into the other programs of Treatment Trends. 

2014 We received approval from the Allentown Zoning Board to move the Halfway Home of the Lehigh Valley, currently located on 8th St., to our Administrative offices on 5th St.  
2014

Executive Director/Co-Founder Robert Csandl retired.  John E. Dillensnyder III was appointed by the TTI Board of Directors as the new Executive Director of Treatment Trends.