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The disease of addiction is complex and chronic, but also treatable. With a dedicated staff, skilled in the use of evidence-based practices, Penn Medicine offers patients struggling with substance abuse more options than any other addiction treatment center in the Philadelphia region. 

We offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for substance use, along with individual and group counseling, educational materials, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) or drug-free treatment options, 12-Step meetings, relapse prevention groups, and patient family support. Patients can elect to receive treatment through one of our excellent clinical programs, or, if eligible, may receive treatment as a participant in a research trial at no cost.

We strive to be at the forefront of developing new, unique, evidence-based effective approaches to substance use treatment to be able to assist as many individuals as possible. Patients can elect to receive treatment through one of our excellent clinical programs, or, if eligible, may receive treatment as a participant in a research trial at no cost.

Our Programs and Services

Total Recovery logoThe mission of Total Recovery is to provide the best possible care for adults facing substance use diagnoses (SUD) and their families. 

We strive to be at the forefront of developing new, unique, evidence-based effective approaches to substance use treatment. Our Certified Recovery Specialists outreach within in the community, in the Emergency Room, or a call from our 24/7 recovery assistance phone line. 

Every participant works with their team, which may include psychiatrists, nurses and counselors, to partner with them and develop an individualized treatment plan.

With all levels of care participants engage in group and individual therapy as well as psychiatric and case management services to address individual needs. 

The Addiction Services team at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center provides extended hours for intake and assessment services for individuals experiencing problems with substance abuse. Our addictions counselors determine the level and type of care that best meets the needs of each individual patient, and refers them for follow-up treatment as appropriate.

Our addiction counselors, trained in the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria, conduct intakes and assessments for adults struggling with:

  • Alcohol addiction
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Heroin and opioid addiction
  • Multi-Substance addiction
  • Dual diagnoses

Services at CORE (Center for Opioid Recovery and Engagement) are free for all patients, regardless of insurance.

Center for Opioid Recovery and Engagement (CORE)

Struggling with opioids? Talk with a Certified Recovery Specialist today: 267-809-5080

Emergency Engagement Services

Individuals with an opioid addiction who present at the Emergency Department of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center will be promptly connected with a Certified Recovery Specialist or Care Coordinator. Certified Recovery Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will meet with and engage the individual to discuss their options.  

Care coordinators and Certified Recovery Specialists are skilled at motivational interviewing and know how to engage individuals in a discussion that can help move them from one stage of change to the next. 

Treating each patient with respect and dignity, the care coordinators and Certified Recovery Specialists will give individuals an experience of feeling cared for, understood, and gently guided to a hopeful new option in the addictions/recovery world. This will include various pathways to recovery, some of which might include medication-assisted treatment. 

Inpatient Treatment Services at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Young Latina woman participating in a support groupAll Penn Medicine Inpatient Treatment Services are licensed to provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

  • Wright 4 is an inpatient withdrawal management and rehabilitation unit for adult patients with a primary diagnosis of addiction who require medically monitored treatment. The unit, which is staffed by a psychiatrist, registered nursing staff, mental health technicians, addiction counselors, and social workers, offers both withdrawal management and rehabilitation services. Medication-assisted treatment is offered on this unit.  
  • Wright 5 is a short-term psychiatric unit that specializes in treating patients with a co-occurring addiction problem secondary to a primary psychiatric problem. The unit is staffed by a physician, registered nurses, mental health technicians, addiction counselors and social workers who provide close monitoring of withdrawal symptoms through medication-assisted treatment.

Outpatient Treatment Services

All Penn Medicine Outpatient Treatment Services are located at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and are licensed to provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

  • Intensive Outpatient Program at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center The outpatient program strives to provide the best possible care for addicted adult patients and their families, offering group psychotherapy, group psycho-educational, and individual sessions. Treatment modalities consist of cognitive behavioral therapy, creative arts therapies, motivational interviewing, and psychoeducational groups. We network with community services and make referrals as necessary to assist patients with the necessary skills and supports to maintain sobriety.  
  • Outpatient Program at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Our outpatient program treatment includes cognitive behavioral therapy, art therapy, psychodynamic group or individual therapy, and family counseling. Patients participate in counseling and are provided with treatment recommendations that are unique to their individual concerns and goals. Support groups are often recommended in addition to individual and family counseling.  
  • CORE Center for Opioid Recovery and Engagement Offering medical, behavioral and hands-on help for individuals with an opioid-related substance use disorder, we work to ensure that people with an opioid-related substance use disorder stay in treatment to receive follow-up care and are supported within their communities. It is an integrated model that approaches recovery holistically. Warm handoffs are facilitated between MAT providers and behavioral health services. Services at CORE (Center for Opioid Recovery and Engagement) are free for all patients, regardless of insurance.

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Center for Opioid Recovery and Engagement

The Center for Opioid Recovery and Engagement (CORE) provides comprehensive peer support for individuals struggling with opioid use, as well as their loved ones.

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