Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Studies of Addiction

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Resources for Patients and Families





Patient Care Provided On-Site at the Center for Studies of Addiction

(Options # 1 & 2)

  • Option #2: Request to be evaluated and treated at the Charles O'Brien Center for Addiction Treatment program. This treatment program is managed under a fee-based, private practice model that requires payment for treatment services at the time they are delivered.

    Contact:
    Ashley Wilkins - 215-746-5900
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Community-Based Patient Care and Support Services Provided in the Philadelphia Area

(Option #3)

An individual seeking treatment for substance abuse may not be eligible or interested in Patient Care Options #1 or #2 described above. Under these circumstances, our Intake staff will be available upon request (within the constraint of Center resources) to help the person plan a self-referral to a community-based treatment option. While we cannot officially endorse one community-based program over another, our Intake Counselors can help the person make informed decisions during the treatment planning process. We request that when Option #3 is selected, the individual first reviews the community-based programs available (see links below). Exploring the links of services and programs prior to meeting with the Center intake staff will lead to a more focused and more productive referral planning session when the Intake Counselor is able to meet with the person.

Contact:
Donna Simpson - 215-243-9959


Links to Community-Based Treatment Programs






Information Resources for Patients, Families and the General Public

The Center for Studies of Addiction encourages its clients and family members to participate in support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), or Al-Anon for family members affected by a loved one’s substance use, and Ala-teen for teenagers affected by an individual with a substance abuse problem in the home. Below are some helpful links:






Other Resources about Addiction for the General Public

One of the missions of the Center for Studies of Addiction is to use research to educate health professionals and the public about the most effective forms of treatment. Below are some helpful links:

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
6001 Executive Boulevard Room 5213
Bethesda, MD 20892
301-443-1124
http://www.drugabuse.gov/

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
301-443-3860
http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI/SAMHSA)
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
1-800-729-6686






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