Recovery and Rehabilitation
Mental Health: 412-350-4456
Substance Abuse Management: 412-350-3328
Recovery is a deeply personal process. It involves changing attitudes and beliefs, developing new skills, and taking on new roles. It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful and productive life even with an illness.
Successful recovery does not change the fact that the illness has occurred, or that feelings of illness might reoccur. Recovery means moving on, finding new dreams and making them come true. Other treatment options include rehabilitation services that help people in recovery from mental illness or substance use disorders.
Rehabilitation services for individuals in recovery provide:
- Social and
- Psychiatric rehabilitation services; as well as
- Housing support
Resources and Support
- "Where to Call" Directory of Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Services
Directory and descriptions of mental health and drug and alcohol services providers in Allegheny County.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Provides information about AA as well as a directory of meeting locations and times to help individuals in recovery from alcoholism remain alcohol-free.
- Allegheny County Coalition for Recovery (ACCR)
The ACCR sponsors a variety of events designed to reach out to the general public, users of behavioral health services, and providers of those services, with information and resources related to the recovery process. The ACCR also works cooperatively with other behavioral health organizations to develop and promote recovery principles among providers of behavioral health services.
- Hope and Change - Imagine the Possibilities
Created by the Allegheny County Coalition for Recovery to promote the belief that people can and do recover from mental illness and substance use addiction.
- National Recovery Month
Provides details about local events and services that support recovery and raise awareness.
- Narcotics Anonymous
Provides information about NA as well as a directory of meeting locations and times to help individuals in recovery from drug addiction remain drug-free.
- Peer Support and Advocay Network (PSAN) Warmline
Allegheny County Peer Support Warmline, everyday. Click on link above for hours.
Would it help to talk to someone who has been where you are? This Warmline is for persons not in mental health crisis, but who could benefit from talking with someone who can relate personally to their situation.
- Pa. Problem Gambling
Assists persons who have difficulty controling their gambling behavior. Complements the Problem-Gambling hotline 1-877-565-2112.
- Strength of Us
Provides a forum for young adults, ages 18 to 25 years, living with mental health concerns to give each other mutual support as they connect with peers and share personal stories and helpful resources by writing and responding to blog entries, engaging in discussion groups and sharing videos, photos and other news. Strength of Us is a user-driven, social networking on-line community.