Drug & Alcohol Treatment
Substance Abuse Program at Meadville Medical Center (MMC)
The drug and treatment program at Meadville Medical Center (MMC) in Meadville,
PA offers both residential and outpatient treatment for drug and alcohol
abuse. Serving the area surrounding Meadville, our program not only treats
the individual, we also offer family counseling services as well. This
page contains some of the program details.
The length of the inpatient program varies depending on the severity of
your condition and the recommended treatment plan. Recommended length
is determined on a case-by-case basis. The program offers both detoxification
and rehabilitation. The maximum length of rehabilitation is ordinarily
28 days, with some exceptions.
If you're under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, our staff
is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to advise on the safest
and closest avenues for assistance. All admissions must be screened in
an Emergency Department. Our staff often recommends you go to the nearest
emergency room for treatment and assessment of immediate needs.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Our program accepts adults 18 years old or older. If you need detoxification,
we offer a medically managed inpatient stay. Outpatient treatment includes
two group counseling sessions and one individual session each week once
you have been assessed for treatment needs. Several tracts exist and range
from 8-10 week brief intervention, to 12-16 weeks of treatment. Specialty
groups address additional problems. Family group meetings are held three
times weekly, following but not limited to a 12-week rotating schedule
of topics. We also administer an Employee Assistance Program so that local
businesses may assist their employees with problems not only with the
abuse of substances, but with other issues.
At MMC, our drug and alcohol treatment program locks its doors to the public
to maintain privacy. Federal law dictates the release of any of your private
information is illegal unless you approve in writing beforehand, and the
law then limits what can be disclosed. Your time at our program is kept
When you are in treatment, contact with family and friends is limited to
Sunday visiting and weekend phone calls, by supervisory approval. This
allows you to concentrate on working with your counselor and the treatment
staff to achieve your goals for improved health, and sobriety. Loved ones
have plenty of opportunity to visit at scheduled times, and are encouraged
to meet with the Family Counselor. Other outside contact such as to employer,
landlords, case managers, and other individuals is able to be made throughout
the week with counselor approval.