Caron Philadelphia Outpatient Treatment Center
Our evidence-based approach supports you on your way to Recovery For Life.
At a Glance
Specialized outpatient programs provide
targeted treatment for first responders and older adults.
Outpatient groups support
professionals and executives and those in early recovery.
Services include assessments,
individual counseling, family education and support, and recovery support.
Prevention services and healthy living programs
offer education and support to elementary and high school students.
Providing Critical Resources for the Greater Philadelphia Region.
Comprehensive Drug and Alcohol Assessments
A licensed therapist trained in substance use disorders conducts a thorough assessment, which includes physical and mental health as well as medical history. The therapist meets with the patient (and family members, if appropriate) to discuss a treatment plan based on the results of the assessment.
Outpatient Treatment and Support for First Responders
Caron’s general and intensive outpatient programs for first responders offer flexibility, privacy, and peer support as well as an evidence-based approach to treatment. Together, the clinical team, made up primarily of first responders, has more than 50 years of experience treating first responders, along with a combined 70 years in recovery and more than 80 years of on-the-job experience.
Our team will work with you to plan treatment to fit your work schedule, which we know can be challenging. In both programs, you will find an atmosphere that is designed to build cohesion and camaraderie. Those bonds will facilitate your treatment and recovery and build a foundation of support you can rely on beyond your time in treatment.
Outpatient Program for Older Adults
Caron’s outpatient program for older adults (55 or older) dealing with a substance use disorder meets weekly for two hours. As with all of our programs, it is rooted in Caron’s evidence-based approach to treatment. Geared to your needs at this phase of life, the program incorporates experiential elements and peer support.
Individual and Family Counseling
With the undivided attention that one-on-one sessions with an addiction counselor provide, patients receive support and guidance tailored to their needs. The counselor guides the patient as they work through issues related to substance use disorder and any co-occurring disorders that they may be dealing with. 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 counselor to identify, discuss, and address issues related to how they have been impacted by the client’s alcohol or drug use.
Early Recovery Outpatient Group
Caron’s group for people in early recovery meets weekly for two hours. As with all our programs, it is rooted in Caron’s evidence-based approach to treatment. Geared to your needs as someone just beginning Recovery for Life, the group incorporates experiential elements and peer support.
The Professionals Group provides professionals and executives with practical strategies, group support, and clinical guidance during the transition back into their work environments. We understand that professionals are faced with returning to a world of stressful deadlines, long hours, and high expectations. The pressure to achieve or maintain professional success can create unique challenges to an individual’s recovery. This group utilizes best practices and lived experiences to help individuals understand how to manage early recovery, while also re-engaging with their professional lives.
Family Education and Support
Family education: Led by a therapist for parents, significant others, spouses and other family members whose loved one is struggling with substance use disorder, these groups meet weekly. Topics include codependency, enabling vs. support, parenting, education on the disease of addiction and the recovery process, healthy communication, co-occurring disorders, and resources for family recovery and support, among others.
Peer-led parent and family support groups: In a confidential, safe space, parents and families impacted by alcohol and drug abuse and related behaviors find resources, support, networking opportunities, encouragement, and hope. The purpose of these groups is to form strong bonds and ties with other families of addicted loved ones by giving all family members a place to find support and encouragement.
Recovery Support Services
Caron’s recovery support services assist you as you make transitions during your recovery process, particularly those that may be more challenging, like transitioning from residential treatment to home. Even if you did not have treatment at Caron, you can still take advantage of these services. Services include:
- Recovery support screenings to connect you with the most appropriate resources.
- 72-hour critical reintegration services to promote a successful transition into your home environment (see a detailed list of services below).
- Intensive stabilization visits to support you as you re-engage with recovery programs.
- Case management to assist you in developing a strong local recovery support network (see a detailed list of services below).
- Bi-weekly facilitated family meetings to improve family relationships.
- Recovery coaching to support you as you create a life in recovery (see a detailed list of services below).
- Drug testing to reinforce accountability.
- Connection to appropriate support services in the event of reoccurrence of use.
- Weekly professionals group.
72-Hour Critical Reintegration Services
- Support unpacking your belongings and organizing your home.
- Review and discuss your recovery action plan.
- Remove any intoxicating substances and/or paraphernalia from your home.
- Provide recovery program education.
- Accompany you to twice daily recovery meetings.
- Connect you with a 12-Step Caron contact.
- Connect you with your local Caron alumni coordinator.
- Assist in finding a local pharmacy to fill your medications.
- Support your daily routine (wake up and wind down).
- Schedule and attend all clinical and wellness appointments.
- Take you to visit your Caron Recovery Center (if accessible) to introduce you to staff and explain available resources.
- Monitor twice-daily breathalyzer tests via SoberLink.
- Administer daily drug testing.
- Support employment/academic planning and transition.
Recovery Support Case Management Services
- Meet with you weekly for individual case management sessions.
- Assist you in creating a weekly schedule that addresses key life areas and supports recovery maintenance.
- Monitor progress during transition and communicate with key stakeholders.
- Coordinate educational development support and/or career coaching.
- Coordinate local clinical care, which may include intensive outpatient programming, therapy, psychiatry, etc.
- Coordinate wellness services, which may include acupuncture, physical training, nutritionist, etc.
- Coordinate random drug and alcohol screening.
- Facilitate optional bi-weekly family meetings.
- Connect you to Caron Regional Services.
- If you relapse, connect you with your current provider and Caron treatment team members for an assessment.
- Assist with managing and processing triggers or negative emotions as they come up during various activities.
- Support you as you identify and develop personal strengths that support a recovery-positive lifestyle.
- Assist with short- and long-term goal setting.
- Help you to resolve specific challenges to sobriety in your daily life.
- Accompany you, at your discretion, to daily activities which may be triggering or challenging.