Where do I go for help?

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No Gaudenzia Erie, Inc. client will be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, political affiliation, limited English proficiency, previous criminal record or status with regard to political opinion.

Gaudenzia Erie, Inc., in accordance with Federal Regulations, provides preference and/or priority for the treatment of pregnant injection drug users, pregnant substance abusers and injection drug users.

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If you have a problem

Gaudenzia Erie Pittsburgh Residential Program

Long-Term residential programs provide intensive care for individuals experiencing problematic drug and alcohol use

What is Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment is an intensive program where individuals stay in a facility. Residential treatment is ideal for individuals who are having continuous difficulty in maintaining sobriety.

What can I expect while in Residential Treatment?

You will be given an individual counselor who will work with you to identify personal treatment goals. You will participate in individual sessions and group counseling while in treatment.

Group counseling is part of the residential treatment program. Throughout the day, there are groups that cover a variety of topics related to addiction and recovery. Groups also include work therapy, recreation and social activity. It is important to connect clinical work with an established support system.

What is the length of treatment?

The length of stay in the Long-Term Program can last 90 days or more. The length of stay is based on what your needs are. Treatment at Gaudenzia Pittsburgh Residential is broken down into these phases:

  • Orientation
  • Main/Primary Treatment Phase
  • Re-entry Phase
  • What about my family?

    Gaudenzia Erie is committed to helping family members and significant others heal and begin their own recovery process. Family members are strongly encouraged to participate in the Family Program.

    Groups are held at Pittsburgh Residential to help men, women and children impacted by addiction to develop a support network. These groups are also required for those family members wishing to visit loved ones in treatment.

    Family members must attend orientation prior to the first visit. There is a series of six sessions for the Family Education Group held every Sunday. Family visits are scheduled every Sunday.

    Are there any medical services?

    Gaudenzia Pittsburgh has a licensed nurse on staff. Additionally, there are medical doctors who evaluate patients on-site and who monitor any changing medical need.

    Who else will be part of my treatment while I am in the Long-Term Program?

    Any person you would like who will positively impact your recovery. This can include community-based supports, as well as family members.


    Follow-up plans for each resident are developed prior to their date of completion from the program. The plan sets goals and links the resident with the appropriate community-based resources.

    What about payment?

    There are a variety of options available: Private Insurance(s), Medical Assistance (VBH, CCHBO), Sliding Fee Scale, Contracts through Probation and Parole, and Contracts with County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services