Caron Philadelphia Outpatient Treatment Center

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Caron Philadelphia Treatment Center Details

Serving the Greater Philadelphia Region with expertise and support to achieve Recovery For Life.


  • In-network insurance contracts
  • An on-site board-certified addiction specialist.
  • Comprehensive drug and alcohol assessments.
  • An outpatient program for adults that includes medical consultations.
  • A specialized weekly group for people in early recovery.
  • Individual therapy tailored to meet each patient's needs.
  • Parent and family support groups.
  • Recovery support services to assist individuals and their families through challenging transitions.
  • Prevention services and healthy living programs for K-12 students.
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401 Plymouth Road, Suite 325
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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Caron Philadelphia Programs

We treat adults ages 18+ in the Greater Philadelphia region, offering assessments, outpatient clinical programming, individual outpatient therapy, family support, recovery support services, and prevention services for elementary and high school students as well as parents and educators.

Program Overview

Providing Critical Resources for the Greater Philadelphia Region

General and Intensive Outpatient Programs

Like the counseling groups, these outpatient programs will incorporate evidence-based techniques that enable you to work through the issues associated with addiction in a private one-to-one setting. For the Intensive Outpatient Program, individual counseling will be done as needed. For the General Outpatient Program, individual counseling sessions will be held weekly.

Comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Assessments

Therapists trained in substance use disorders conduct comprehensive assessments following criteria laid out by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Based on the results of that assessment, the therapist meets with the patient (and family members, if appropriate) to discuss the appropriate level of care and an individualized treatment plan.

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Intensive Outpatient Program

This co-ed program is designed for adults who are coming from the community, detox, or residential treatment. It offers structure with flexibility so that patients can keep their work and/or school and personal schedules while in treatment. The core component of the program is group therapy. An experienced outpatient therapist leads three group therapy sessions weekly. Two sessions are held in person at our office and the third is held virtually. Those sessions include:

  • Psychoeducation about addiction, prevention, and recovery.
  • Education on family systems, healthy boundaries, effective communication, coping, and other critical skills.
  • Experiential and process-based therapeutic techniques.

The program also includes:

  • Monthly individual therapy sessions, with additional sessions as clinically indicated. The sessions can be held virtually if clinically appropriate.
  • Family support and education.

Caron Philadelphia's medical director provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management as needed.

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Individual and Family Counseling

With the undivided attention that one-on-one sessions with an addiction therapist provide, patients receive support and guidance tailored to their needs. The therapist guides the patient as they work through issues related to substance use disorder and any co-occurring disorders that they may be dealing with. We use a variety of psychotherapy approaches to best understand, guide, and support our patients. The focus and depth that individual counseling offers can help patients build a stronger foundation for lasting recovery.

Family members can also meet with a therapist to identify, discuss, and address issues related to how they have been impacted by the patient’s alcohol or drug use.

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Building and Maintaining Recovery Virtual Support Group

An experienced master's level licensed therapist facilitates this weekly clinically informed, skills-based group focused on practical applications for living in recovery. Held virtually, the group is open to individuals in all stages of recovery who are looking to continue to build and grow their recovery, including:

  • Caron alumni who are looking for additional support and connection.
  • Patients from Caron inpatient treatment programs.
  • Patients who have completed other treatment programs.

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Family Education and Support

Parent and family support groups are for families impacted by alcohol and drug abuse and related behaviors. They provide confidential, safe places for finding resources, networking opportunities, encouragement, and hope. Support group members help each other and welcome new family members and parents. In building a supportive network, members form strong bonds and ties with each other, opening opportunities for friendships to take root.

Recovery Support Services

Caron Philadelphia’s Recovery Support Services helps clients and their families through transitions or challenges during their life in recovery, supporting and guiding clients to build and maintain a healthy life in recovery. Recovery Support Services specialists are licensed, master’s level, clinically informed staff with experience in therapy, addiction treatment, and recovery support. They work with the client and the client's care team and family to determine the level of service most suited to the client's and family's needs, from providing in-person accompaniment for reintegrating into the home environment to offering longer-term support for transitions or challenging times.

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Some of the services available at Caron Philadelphia are:

  • 72-hour reintegration
  • Intensive case management (ICM) with monitoring
  • Individual coaching
  • Family coaching
  • SoberLink monitoring only

Recovery-Informed Executive Coaching

Caron's Recovery-Informed Executive Coaching Program guides clients in creating a healthy life in recovery balanced with meeting their professional priorities and obligations, giving them the ability to excel in their careers while maintaining their recovery. Working with a recovery-informed executive coach who understands the responsibilities of an executive career, clients can build their capability for high-powered performance founded on a healthy recovery.

Prevention Services

The Student Assistance Program provides comprehensive, customizable drug, alcohol, and nicotine prevention services and healthy living programs for elementary and high school students as well as parents, caregivers, and youth-serving professionals. Caron partners with schools, families, communities, and other organizations to provide contracted, fee-for-service, and grant-funded programs and services to over 120,000 students, professionals, and parents/caregivers each year.

Student Assistance Program

The Student Assistance Program offers comprehensive, individualized drug, alcohol, and nicotine prevention services and healthy living programs for elementary and high school children, parents, guardians, and professionals working with young people. Over 120,000 children, professionals, and parents/caregivers receive contracted fee-for-service, and grant-funded programs and services each year from Caron, which collaborates with schools, families, communities, and other organizations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Addiction? Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive substance use or behavior.

What Does Addiction Mean? Addiction is the condition of being dependent on a substance, multiple substances, a thing, or a behavior.

How Does Addiction Affect the Brain? Addiction changes the brain in fundamental ways, causing impaired control over impulses and weakened ability to make reasoned decisions.

What Causes Drug Addiction? The causes of drug addiction, better known now as substance use disorder (SUD), are still not completely understood and need more research. Alcohol and drugs artificially trigger the brain’s reward centers, which, for some individuals, can lead to compulsive substance use and substance-seeking behavior regardless of negative consequences. Theories on what causes drug addiction include traumatic life experiences, genetics, and adolescent or childhood use of substances. It is likely a combination of all these factors and others, which require further addiction medicine research.

What is Drug Addiction? Drug addiction is a chronic disease and medical condition characterized by the compulsive seeking out and using of one's drug of choice.

How Do Drugs Affect the Brain? Drugs affect how neurons in the brain send, receive, and process molecules. This allows the drug to bind and activate specific neurons, changing how an individual thinks, feels, and perceives their environment.

How Drug Addiction Affects Relationships? Drug addiction is detrimental to relationships. Harm may consist of alcohol or drug-fueled arguments, lapses in responsibility, financial problems, deceit in covering up the disorder, or isolation due to undesirable behaviors.

What is Substance Abuse? Substance abuse is the uncontrolled or immoderate use of psychoactive drugs, like alcohol, pain medications, prescription drugs, and/or recreational legal or illegal drugs.

What is Substance Use Disorder? Substance abuse can lead to changes in the brain and can cause physical, social, or emotional harm. Those who struggle with this type of addiction suffer from Substance Use Disorder.

What is Relapse? Relapse is the act of substance use or engaging in compulsive behavior while undergoing recovery and treatment.

What are Withdrawal Symptoms? Withdrawal symptoms will depend on what drug or behavior is no longer being used or engaged in. Common withdrawal symptoms include cravings, feelings of anxiety, sweating, irritability, cramps, vomiting, feeling of hopelessness or depression, seizures, hallucinations, fatigue, headaches, elevated heart rate and/or blood pressure, hallucinations, aggression, and more.

How to Recover from Trauma: There are numerous modalities to help people recover from trauma, both clinical and holistic. Clinical treatments may include neuroaffective relational, prolonged exposure, dialectical behavioral, or neurofeedback therapies. Holistic modalities (some self-help-oriented) may include mindfulness meditation, yoga, breathwork, or a range of physical activities or exercise.

What is Treatment? Treatment for a substance use disorder or compulsive behavior can involve therapy and/or medical treatment. The goal of treatment is recovery.

Can I Use my Cell Phone, Tablet, etc.? Every Caron program has different policies regarding cell phone and tablet use. Upon being admitted to a particular program, the patient will receive guidance on what they can and cannot bring.

What to Pack: Prior to arrival, the admissions team at Caron will provide information regarding what you should pack. Each program has different recommendations.

What Insurance Do You Accept? We accept Aetna and self-pay. For more information about payment, visit our insurance options and payment options pages.

What is the Cost of Inpatient Treatment w/o Insurance? Because treatment is personalized for our patients, we do not have a set fee. Some of the variables in the cost of treatment include the specific treatment program that is right for you and the additional services or support you need or choose.

Are Scholarships or Grants Available? Financial assistance is available through a limited number of scholarships for individuals who qualify through an application process.

Where Are Your Inpatient Programs Located? All of our treatment center locations can be found on this page: https://www.caron.org/locations.

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