The Stepping Stones Program
The Stepping Stones Program at Meadville Medical Center 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.
Stepping Stones accepts adults 18 years old or older for substance abuse treatment. 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.
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.
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.
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 completely confidential.
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 traveling to this facility. Other outside contact such as to employer, landlord, case manager, and other individuals is able to be made throughout the week with counselor approval.
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, in partnership with the Crawford County Overdose Prevention Coalition. 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 overcome addiction in our community. Additional information is available at letstalkhelps.com.
Crawford County Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission
If you want to get involved or learn more, please contact Jayme Ferry at the Crawford County Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission, at: 814-807-0079 or email her at: email@example.com about the Crawford County Overdose Prevention Coalition.
Suboxone Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Program
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 with the Suboxone Treatment and Recovery (STAR) Program. Call the CCDAEC to inquire about the program at 814-724-4100 and to enroll.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment Providers and Support
- 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 814-724-2732
- Meadville AA: 814-337-4019
- Erie AA: 814-452-2675
- Warren AA: 814-726-2345
- Oil City AA: 1-800-227-2421
- Sharon AA: 412-342-0612
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 that calendar at this link: Access the meeting calendar at this link.
Drug & Alcohol Resources by County
Erie County Drug and Alcohol Phone: 814-451-6877
Gaudenzia Crossroads Erie Phone: 814-459-4775
Glenbeigh Center of Erie Phone: 814-864-4226
Pyramid Healthcare Phone: 814-456-2203
Millcreek Community Hospital Phone: 814-864-4031
Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center Phone: 814-868-8661
White Deer Run Phone: 877-291-0918
Cove Forge Erie Phone: 855-648-4598