ABOUT NORTHEAST TREATMENT CENTERS
Operating seven facilities throughout Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania and Delaware, Northeast Treatment Centers (NET) provides a wide range of behavioral health and mental health services for adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse, primary psychiatric disorders, or. Along with a residential program for adult men, the nonprofit treatment provider also offers intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for men, women, and adolescents. In addition, NET operates two medication-assisted therapy (MAT) clinics in Philadelphia, as well as a medical detox facility in Wilmington, Del.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before beginning treatment at Northeast Treatment Centers, clients participate in an initial substance abuse and/or psychiatric assessment to ensure each program’s level of care is appropriate. Clients may be referred to the Kirkwood Recovery Center located in Delaware for medically-assisted detox services if needed. Adult men who require structure and supervision to acquire sobriety may be referred to NET’s Wharton Center for residential treatment. NET utilizes a combination of evidence-based treatment approaches, pharmacological intervention, and 12-step immersion to promote lasting recovery.
During residential treatment, men adhere to a highly-structured schedule of group psychotherapy and educational classes. Individual counseling sessions are also provided to address specific concerns and to promote positive cognitive behaviors. Clients also participate in daily 12-step meetings. Educational classes are provided including life skills training workshops to promote sober living.
Once a client is stable in their recovery, NET emphasizes community reintegration as an important component of treatment. To promote self-reliance, clients may have the opportunity to attain their G.E.D., receive vocational training and employment assistance, and participate in financial literacy workshops. Once a resident completes the residential treatment program, clinicians may encourage the individual to transition into an intensive outpatient program (IOP) to continue treatment if needed.
NET offers its intensive outpatient program to men, women, and adolescents. To better serve its clientele, NET’s intensive outpatient programs are gender- and age-specific, ensuring programming is relevant to its intended population. NET also offers specialized program tracks for women struggling with issues of trauma and a program for co-occurring disorders. IOP consists of individual, group, and family counseling sessions, as well as psychoeducational seminars. If necessary, clients also receive ongoing medication management to address any psychiatric concerns.
“NET Steps” is the treatment provider’s medication-assisted therapy (MAT) program, which offers ambulatory (outpatient-based) detoxification and specialized program tracks that utilize addiction medications, such as Suboxone, Vivitrol, or methadone. Along with a medication regimen, clients participate in group, individual, and family counseling sessions, and NET Steps offers specialized tracks for Latinos, women, and pregnant women.
Northeast Treatment Centers employs a large, multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, practical and registered nurses, clinical psychologists, case managers, MAT specialists, and a therapeutic support staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, the sole alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep a rating of four out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The one alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, Jake, praised most aspects of the facility. Out of five stars, Jake gave five-star ratings for the quality of family participation in treatment and the treatment staff’s level of experience and training. “Provides a recovery atmosphere, all staff is a team to meet the person in recovery needs,” Jake wrote.
Although Jake cited the facility’s “limited budget” as a weakness, he also gave five-star ratings for the facility’s counseling options and its ability to treat co-occurring disorders. “Northeast Treatment Center helped me save my life…” he wrote.
On Google, the facility earned 4.6 out of five stars from 15 reviews.  Many alumni praised the effectiveness of the treatment program, the facility’s cleanliness, and the staff. In a representative review, alum Sabrina wrote: “The guards, therapists, nurses, doctors and psychiatrist are all caring and helpful and polite for the most part. Every place of business has some bad or negative seeds. But again this place saved my life, it gave me my life back my family and pride back.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Although Best-rehabs.com has yet to receive employee feedback to date, secondary sources revealed moderately positive employee opinions of the organization.
On Indeed, 33 employees submitted an average rating of 3.4 out of five stars.  While many cited coworkers and client care as strengths, some felt the organization left little room to professionally advance.
NET accepts a range of private insurance plans and Medicaid.