Drug & Alcohol Treatment

Drug & Alcohol Treatment Topics

The Stepping Stones Program

The Stepping Stones Program at Meadville Medical Center offers both inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation as well as outpatient treatment for substance use disorders. Serving Meadville and the surrounding areas, our program not only treats the individual struggling with substance use or abuse, but family counseling and education services are available as well.

Stepping Stones accepts adults 18 years old or older for inpatient and outpatient treatment. If you need detoxification, we offer a medically managed withdrawal management inpatient stay. Outpatient treatment includes an initial intake assessment and treatment consists of two group sessions and one individual counseling session each week. Sessions are scheduled through the week and we will work to meet your scheduling needs to the best of our ability. Several tracts exist and range from an 8-10 week brief intervention to 12-16 weeks of treatment. Specialty groups address additional problems on a rotating 12-week 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 many other issues. The Employee Assistance Program Community Outreach Liaison is available to discuss the program options with employers.

The Process at Stepping Stones

Admittance 24/7

If you’re under the influence of or are withdrawing from 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. Stepping Stones is able to introduce or maintain several forms of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) if appropriate for the individual seeking help.

Program Length

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 is classified as “short-term” and offers both detoxification and rehabilitation. The maximum length of rehabilitation is ordinarily 28 days, with some exceptions.


At MMC, our drug and alcohol treatment program locks its doors to the public to maintain privacy. Federal law 42 CFR, Part 2, dictates that 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 and to whom. Your time at our program is kept completely confidential.

Outside Contact

Once you are enrolled in The Stepping Stones Program, contact with family and friends is limited to any visiting hours as scheduled by staff availability and weekend phone calls. Any other calls necessary through the week which cannot be made on weekend such as to employer, landlord, case manager, etc., are by supervisory approval. These limitations are put in place to allow you to concentrate on working with your counselor and the treatment staff to achieve your goals for improved health, and sobriety. Loved ones are encouraged to meet with the family counselor. Formal family sessions can  be scheduled via telehealth, conference call or in-person, and can  be arranged to meet the needs of the family who would be traveling to this facility.

Call Stepping Stones

Contact Stepping Stones by phone at: 814-333-5810 or 814-333-5811.

Let’s Talk…

Ongoing Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Support

Meadville Medical Center, in collaboration with local government agencies, created an online resource guide for anyone seeking support in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. Let’s Talk…is an initiative to overcome addiction in our community funded by the Meadville Medical Center Foundation. The disease of addiction is a family disease, and the aim of overcoming addiction advances the long-term health of our community. The Meadville Medical Center Foundation is asking “Let’s Talk…” Together we can work to eliminate overdose deaths in our community. Additional information is available at letstalkhelps.com.

Crawford County Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission

Prevention Program

If you want to learn more, please contact Julia Covert at the Crawford County Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission, at 814-724-4100 about Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Recovery. Meadville Medical Center, along with the Crawford County Drug & Alcohol Executive Commission (CCDAEC), have sought to improve access and quality of treatment for Opioid Use Disorders through the MAT program.

Drug & Alcohol Treatment Providers and Support


Support Groups and Meetings

A calendar of weekly meetings maintained by a third party lists locations, times, and details for those looking to attend a meeting for alcoholics anonymous (AA), narcotics anonymous (NA), and al-anon. You can access the meeting calendar at this link.

Drug & Alcohol Resources by County

Crawford County

Crawford County Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission (CCDAEC)

CCDAEC website | Phone: 814-724-4100

Mercy House

Mercy House website | Phone: 814-337-6180

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones at Meadville Medical Center | Phone: 814-333-5810

Family Services and Children’s Aid Society

Family Services and Children’s Aid Society website | Phone: 814-827-3472

Erie County

Erie County Drug and Alcohol

Erie County Drug and Alcohol website | Phone: 814-451-6877

Gaudenzia Crossroads Erie

Gaudenzia Crossroads Erie website  | Phone: 814-459-4775

Glenbeigh Center of Erie

Glenbeigh Center of Erie website | Phone: 814-864-4226

Pyramid Healthcare

Pyramid Healthcare website | Phone: 814-456-2203

Millcreek Community Hospital

Millcreek Community Hospital website | Phone: 814-864-4031

Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center website | Phone: 814-868-8661

White Deer Run

White Deer Run website | Phone: 877-291-0918

Cove Forge Erie

Cove Forge Erie website | Phone: 855-648-4598

Mercer County

Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission

Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission website |  Phone: 724-662-1550

Sharon Regional Behavioral Health

Sharon Regional Behavioral Health website | Phone: 724-983-5454

Venango County

Venango Substance Abuse Program

Venango County Substance Abuse Program website | Phone: 814-432-9744

Turning Point

Turning Point website | Phone: 814-437-1750

UPMC Northwest-Seneca

UPMC Northwest-Seneca website | Phone: 814-676-7600

Family Services and Children’s Aid Society

Family Services and Children’s Aid Society website | Phone: 814-827-3472

Drug & Alcohol Treatment Location

Grove Street Facility 1034 Grove Street
Grove Street Facility
1034 Grove Street, Meadville, PA, 16335
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