Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Center for Treatment of Addictive Disorders (CTAD)
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The 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.
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
You 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.