Pennsylvania Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center Information

Publicly-funded recovery programs and services are available at the state level. Here is the name, website, street address and phone number for this state’s department of substance abuse services.

Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Services
625 Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA
Phone: (717) 787-1870

Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), formerly under the Department of Health, has become a department in its own right. This change reflects a strong commitment by the Commonwealth to provide education, intervention and treatment programs to reduce the use and for all its citizens. The Department's mission is to engage, coordinate and lead the state’s effort to prevent and reduce drug, alcohol and gambling addiction and abuse; and to promote recovery, thereby reducing the human and economic impact of the disease. People in the state living free, or in recovery, from the disease of addiction, resulting in safer, healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.

Every individual served by the Mental Health System will have the opportunity for growth, recovery and inclusion in their community, have access to culturally competent services and supports of their choice, and enjoy a quality of life that includes family members and friends.

The MHSA Department is set up with 4 regional service offices

PA regional field offices

courtesy of pa dept of human services


Inpatient Addiction Facilities in Pennsylvania

Here is a list of providers within this geographic area. They are primarily hospital-based programs. Most hospital-based programs accept Medicare, Medicaid, state-funded and private insurance. In general they do medical detox. Most offer some other level of care, such as Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and /or Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP). Their staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. If you need help finding a residential program, call us and we can assist you.

Listed in alphabetical order by city

City Facility Phone
Ambler Horsham Clinic 215-643-7800
Bradford Bradford Regional Medical 800-446-2583
Butler Butler Memorial Hospital 724-284-4357
Erie Mill Creek Community Hospital 814-864-4031
Kingston Wilkes Barre Hospital 570-552-3700
Meadville Meadville Medical Center 814-333-5810
Norristown Eagleville Hospital 800-255-2019
Norristown Valley Forge Medical Center 610-539-8500
Philadelphia Penn Presbyterian Medical Center 215-662-8000
Philadelphia Kensington Hospital 215-426-8100
Philadelphia Saint Joseph Hospital 215-787-9536
Philadelphia Kirkbride Center 215-471-2600
Philadelphia Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia 215-748-9188
Wellsboro Laurel Behavioral Health 570-723-0345
Wernersville Caron Foundation 800-854-6023

See Map Below - Program Details

Below is a map of the above listed recovery programs. Click on any arrow to bring up more information about the facility, including reviews which can be found on the detail pop-up screen. For website and other information, click the drop down menu in the upper left corner of the map. To access detailed information; click on the listing for a program. You can also simply click on the "red post marker" to bring up the detail screen.

Reviews and website information can be found on the detail screen. Be sure and use the drop down menu in the upper left-hand corner for more information and quick access.


Various Levels of Care

There is more than one type of program for substance abuse. The "30 day" inpatient type of a facility is the most intense and suggested for people with chronic addiction problems. Call us for detailed information about the various levels in the "continuum of care".

There are 4 levels of treatment care. Each provides a different level and type of service.

levels of care:

  • Detoxification
  • Intensive Outpatient ( IOP)
  • Partial Day Programs
  • Inpatient Residential

Detox & Stabilization

Detoxification from alcohol and any mood altering chemicals is the first phase of treatment. Detox MUST be done under the medical supervision of a licensed MD. Today, there are state-of-the-art medications available to ease and minimize the cravings and effects of withdrawal.

There is a possibility withdrawal may cause a severe reaction, resulting in the “Delirium Tremors” (DTs). If someone does go into the DTs, there is a 30% chance it will be fatal.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

An outpatient facility offers similar services as partial day and inpatient except clients do not stay at the facility overnight. Intensive outpatient (IOP) generally offers 1 hour of treatment 3 days a week. Group therapy includes skills training, relapse prevention, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). A qualified addiction specialist, trained in the various therapies, leads the sessions.

The difference between Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient is how many times per week a client is required to attend.

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Lectures and Education

Partial Day Programs

Partial Hospital Programs (PHP), is also known as “day treatment”. It is a more intensive level of care than outpatient. It provides a half day of therapy 5 times per week. Clients do not stay overnight while being provided therapy and care. This level fills the need of some individuals who need daily treatment, but are unable to attend full-time inpatient residential. PHP provides virtually all the same types of therapy as outpatient on a more intense and regular basis.

Inpatient Residential

Residential inpatient programs are a type of therapy where the individual lives in the center and receives rehabilitation over a course of several weeks or months. These live-in facilities specialize in expert care for chemical dependency, alcoholism, as well any underlying psychological problems. Because almost half of all people suffering from substance abuse are also suffering from a co-existing mental health condition, many facilities offer some type of dual therapy that addresses both.


Alcoholics Anonymous - AA Meetings

Location Name Phone
Statewide AA Intergroup (215) 923-7900

Narcotics Anonymous -NA Meetings

Location Name Phone
Statewide Regional NA (844) 624-3575


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