Self Help Movement Inc

Self Help Movement Inc


Self Help Movement Inc., located in Philadelphia, Pa., offers residential treatment to men ages seventeen and older struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. The facility offers three levels of treatment and was founded in 1967. Self Help Movement Inc. is a CARF accredited non-profit organization.


Self Help Movement’s treatment program uses evidence-based treatments to focus on recovery, resilience and self-determination. To be admitted, clients should contact the facility’s Intake Director by phone. Each client moves through three treatment phases, beginning at the facility’s Medically Monitored Residential Treatment, moving to Halfway House Treatment, and finishing in the facility’s Adult Male Transitional Living Facility.

Throughout treatment, clients receive individual and small group therapies, substance use/abuse and dependency education, life skills education, anger/emotional regulation and management, and vocational (GED/HS Diploma) support. Self Help Movement Inc. offers unique treatments and therapy including art, music, meditation, spirituality, and physical fitness. Self Help Movement Inc. conducts random urine drug/alcohol screens throughout treatment, and maintains each client’s medication as necessary.


There is currently no information provided by Self Help Movement Inc. regarding the qualifications of its treatment staff. However, one former staff member polled by rated the staff experience with four out of five stars.


Self Help Movement, Inc. currently offers very limited information regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, the facility website states that all clients reside in individual rooms when they are available, but may be assigned a roommate when space requires. One former staff member who was polled by gave the facility four stars each for accommodations and amenities, meals and entertainment, and cleanliness.


At the time of this writing there has been one alum polled by The reviewer gave Self Help Movement, Inc. excellent ratings across several categories. He mentioned many strengths of the facility, including good food, a weight room, sports, guest speakers, and that the facility is for men only. He also added, “staff are addicts themselves and makes it a lot easier to talk to.”

On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of 3.8 out of five stars based on fifteen total reviews.[1] The reviews are mostly positive, but some reviewers stated they had negative experiences. Alum G.C., who gave three stars, expressed that he felt cared for by the staff. He wrote, “Self help is a good rehabilitation center they work with u make u feel like u can do any thing you put your mind to n the staff there believe in you and help you with any thing as long as u dedicate your self to it.” M.C., another alum, agreed with that viewpoint. He gave five stars and wrote, “Welcoming and the people actually wanna help! Great place!”


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its costs. However, one former staff member polled by gave rated Self Help Movement Inc. with three out of five stars for affordability. Clients are encouraged to contact the facility directly for additional information regarding financing.


Services provided by Self Help Movement Inc

Service Setting

  • Residential
  • Type of Care

  • Halfway House
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency Managementmotivational Incentives
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Department Of Health
  • Commission On Accreditation Of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Medicaid
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Self Help Movement Inc Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Staff are addicts themselves and makes it a lot easier to talk to, really liked the program. Feed you good, weight room, sports, people from outside come in and share. men only so you can stay focused on you and not worry about females