Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Center for Treatment of Addictive Disorders (CTAD)

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Description of ServiceThe VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System University Drive Campus’ Center for Treatment of Addictive Disorders (CTAD) offers several programs that help veterans overcome addiction. Motivational, behavioral and educational methods are used. These methods stress harm reduction, recovery skills, relapse prevention and follow a sound recovery plan. Treatment also addresses issues such as multiple diagnosis and chronic pain.

Programs and clinics include:
  • CORE Program
    The CTAD Outpatient Rehabilitation and Education Program is a 14 to 21-day intensive intervention that is held in both residential and non-residential settings. Patients work on learning skills needed to fight their addiction. A case manager will help each veteran work on their treatment plan goals. Call 412-360-6611 to schedule an interview.
  • Outpatient Clinics
    The Specialized Outpatient Aftercare and Recovery Clinics include personalized assessment and treatment planning. This is followed by outpatient individual and group therapy. After completing the CORE Program, many veterans continue with aftercare and work on their recovery plan. Call 412-360-6092 for Outpatient scheduling.
  • OSTC
    The Opiod Substitution Therapy Clinic provides methadone maintenance therapy to assist those with opiate addiction that have been unresponsive to other therapies. Call 412-360-6092 for OSTC scheduling.
  • Other services
    Outpatient evaluation of alcohol withdrawal risk and detoxification planning.
    On-site Gamblers Anonymous meetings.
    Specialty groups for women and African American veterans in recovery.
    Telephone screening for incarcerated veterans – 412-360-6611.
    Annual “Recovery Day” celebration in September.
    Suboxone-assisted opiate detoxification.
    Contingency Management program for veterans struggling with cocaine addiction.
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedureFor more information, call 412-360-6610.
Helpful TipsPharmacy Hotline
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

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Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
EligibilityYou may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a: veteran; veteran's dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; present or former reservist or National Guard member.
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 University Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Main Phone Outpatient Program: 412-360-6092
Residential Program: 412-360-6611
Hotline Phone 800-273-8255
Emergency/After Hours Phone 24-hour toll-free: 866-482-7488
Other Phone 412-822-2222
Fax 412-360-6789
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
Affiliated Program: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
This Service: Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Center for Treatment of Addictive Disorders (CTAD)
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Addictions/Dependencies Issues (YZ-0150)
Inpatient Mental Health Facilities (RM-3300)
Mental Health Information/Education (RR-5150)
Mental Health Screening (RP-5000.5000)
Opioid Detoxification (RX-1700.1700-500)
Outpatient Mental Health Facilities (RM-6500)
Recovery Homes/Halfway Houses (RX-8500.6500)
Specialized Counseling Services (RP-1400.8000)
Substance Use Disorder Counseling (RX-8450.8000)
Veteran Support Groups (PN-8100.4500-850)