Services Offered during COVID
Current Clinical Offerings: We treat individuals from the ages of 18 and up and currently specialize in working with First Responders, the Older Adult population and people in early recovery. We provide comprehensive Clinical Evaluations, Family Consultations, Outpatient Individual and Family Sessions. Clinical group therapy includes a First Responder specific General Outpatient group and an Early Recovery General Outpatient group.
- First Responders General Outpatient Group
- Meets for 1.5 hours, 1 day per week (Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm OR Wednesdays 9:00 am – 10:30 pm)
- Clients in this group benefit from the support of like-minded peers who are also First Responders as well as the therapeutic guidance of fellow First Responders in long term recovery.
- For more information contact John Becker, Director First Responder Program at John.Becker@caron.org.
- Early Recovery General Outpatient Group
- Meets for 2 hours on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
- Clients who participate in this group are offered therapeutic support through the early stages of their unique,
individual recovery in addition to the support of others who are also transitioning through the milestones of
early recovery themselves.
- For more information contact Monica Driscoll at email@example.com.
Support Groups: At Caron Philadelphia, we are currently offering support groups for Parents, First Responders, and Alumni.
These groups are offered at no cost to participants. For more information please contact:
Professionals’ Group: The Philadelphia office also offers a professionally led support group for professionals which meets from
6:00 pm – 7:30 PM on the first, second, and fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information please contact Aly Reis,
Recovery Advocate Specialist at ARies@caron.org.
Finances: Caron Philadelphia is currently an out of network provider. Please contact Monica Driscoll for more information on
how we can assist the client with finances for any of our program offerings.
Caron Philadelphia’s Approach: We understand that each person is affected differently by the complex issues of substance use
and co-occurring disorders. We strive to meet our clients where they are at in their recovery process and to support their
growth and healing in a way that meets their individual needs. Additionally, we recognize that the family system is an
imperative part of a patient’s overall recovery process. Through a family systems approach and parallel recovery process, we
treat the client and their family.
Monica Driscoll, Executive Director, MDriscoll@caron.org
Hilary Cohen, Regional Administrative Assistant, 484-342-5753, HCohen@caron.org
Keith Rogers, Regional Alumni & Family Coordinator, 484-342-5751, KRogers@caron.org
John C. Becker Jr., LPC CAADC CEAP SAP CTR, Director, First Responder Program, 610-743-6433, John.Becker@caron.org
Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love
Philadelphia is a cultural and economic anchor in the Northeastern Corridor; its impacts spread through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. But behind the gloss of the modern skyscrapers that dominate the city’s skyline lies a growing problem – a problem that many Philadelphians don’t want to talk about.
Statistics reveal that this city had the second-highest rate of drug overdose deaths in 2016, with most of them connected to opioid abuse. Only Allegheny County, also in Pennsylvania, had a higher rate. Thankfully, there’s help. Drug rehab centers in the Greater Philadelphia Region provide medical and emotional support for citizens who want to overcome addiction. These centers provide people with a lifeline, some brotherly love, a place where they can start over.
Solutions for a Complex Problem
Philadelphia has been struggling against the tide of substance abuse for decades. The American crack cocaine epidemic of the '80s and '90s was rampant in this city, and now Opioid abuse is sweeping the streets and destroying neighborhoods. More than 900 people died from drug overdose in Philadelphia in 2016, and medical professionals discovered opioids in more than 80 percent of these deaths, according to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. "Philadelphia is perhaps the most cruelly affected of big cities by the opioid epidemic," says The Economist.
At Caron Philadelphia, conveniently located in Plymouth Meeting, right off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Rt. 476 (the Blue Route), our doors are always open. We encourage family, friends, alumni, or anyone needing help to stop in any time. In a city built on freedom, our drug and alcohol rehabilitation services and support can offer release from the physical and emotional bindings of addiction.