Resources for Patients and Families
- Patient Care Provided at the CSA
- Patient Care and Support Services Provided in the Philadelphia Area
- Information Resources for Patients, Families and the General Public
- Other Resources about Addiction
- WARNING: LOCAL COCAINE MAY CONTAIN FENTANYL
(Options # 1 & 2)
- Option #1:
Enroll in one of the active Clinical Trials being conducted at the Center for Studies of Addiction
Click here to learn more about our Clinical Trials
- 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
Click here to learn more about the Charles O'Brien Center
An individual seeking treatment for substance abuse may not be eligible or interested in Patient Care Options #1 or #2 described above. While we cannot officially endorse one community-based program over another, our staff 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 staff are able to meet with the person.
Links to Community-Based Treatment Programs
The Center for Studies of Addiction encourages its clients and family members to participate in support groups such as , , or , and . Below are some helpful links:
- http://al-anon.org/ Al-Anon for family members affected by a loved one’s substance use.
- http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/ Ala-Teen for teenagers affected by an individual with a substance abuse problem in the home.
- http://www.aa.org/ Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
- http://www.na.org/ Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
- http://www.smartrecovery.org/ Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART)
- http://helpingotherslivesober.org/ Helping Others Live Sober, “Helping helps the helper” stay sober.
- https://maketheconnection.net/ Connects Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with recovery information, local resources, and inspiring stories of recovery.
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 Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI/SAMHSA)
P.O. Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847-2345
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