The Stepping Stones Program
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Drug & Alcohol Treatment Program at Meadville Medical Center (MMC)
The Stepping Stones 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. Services
are also available for safe medically-managed withdrawal when certain
opiate or other prescribed regimens are no longer indicated.
Substance Abuse Treatment
The Stepping Stones 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. The Employee Assistance Program Community Outreach
Liaison is available to discuss the program options with employers.
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
Once you are enrolled in The Stepping Stones Program, 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. Formal family
sessions can also be scheduled and those will be arranged to meet the
needs of the family who would be travelling to this facility. Other outside
contact such as to employer, landlords, case managers, and other individuals
is able to be made throughout the week with counselor approval.
For more information about our drug and alcohol treatment program, contact
Meadville Medical Center today.