Move Beyond Functional

70% of people in addiction are currently “functional”.

These are moms and dads, students and neighbors, truck drivers, policeman, construction workers, doctors, nurses, cooks, pilots, retail sales persons and pharmacists.

For every individual in addiction there are multiple family members and friends whose lives are affected on a daily basis.

Get Control

Rooted in the truth that our relationship with Christ transforms us, Life Catalyst works for lasting life change through group and personal interaction, addiction education and relationship restoration.

Get Ongoing Help

Life Catalyst is a non-residential program that helps build relationships that catalyze life in living color.

From one on one through small groups to rebuilding broken families, Life Catalyst is just people, people wounded by drugs and alcohol, that found the courage to find the way back.

We are people willing to help you do the hard work. It’s not about how many times you fell down.

Will you let us help you get up again?


(( Every conversation is strictly confidential with NO further obligation! ))

Wow. Life Catalyst is an amazing, thoughtful and visionary development that compassionately responds to an obvious societal need, most evident in the world of patients and families struggling with addiction.

Linda Thomas-Hemak, MD, FAAP, FACP
CEO, The Wright Center for Community Health
President, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Addiction Medicine
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Linda Thomas-Hemak, MD, FAAP, FACP

Our Mission

Life Catalyst is a Christ centered program focused on helping individuals and their families whose lives are out of control because of drug and alcohol addiction.

Our Difference

While our region is blessed to have a number of quality Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation facilities, none provide at their core the powerful truth of the transforming power of Jesus Christ.

Catalyst  /’ka-tə-ləst/

[NOUN]  An agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.

How You Can Help

Spread the message of Hope
We will train you to assist individuals (or their loved ones) who are in recovery or active addiction
Be a catalyst for lasting change in someone’s life today

Dire Circumstances

​38% of adults battled an illicit drug use disorder according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).

“Less than 8% of adults with Alcohol Use Disorder receive treatment” – National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

The state of Pennsylvania is in the top 5 states in many categories of drug and alcohol, sale use and abuse and death. The problem is particularly imbedded in the Life Catalyst headquarters area of Northeastern PA.

Make A Real Change In Someone’s Life

In spite of the fact that this is the greatest social issue of our time there are few Christ centered options in Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) to specifically address the core issue of individuals and their families enslaved by addiction.

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