Drug and Alcohol
Addiction Rehab
in Pennsylvania

At Avenues, we believe that recovering close to home leads to long-lasting sobriety. Looking for drug and alcohol addiction rehab in Pennsylvania? Avenues Recovery has the lowest relapse rates in the state.

About Us

Avenues Recovery Center is an alcohol and drug rehab in Pennsylvania with 2 beautiful locations. 

But the truth is, we’re much more than just a rehab in Pennsylvania. We’re a tight-knit community of people who choose sobriety every day of our lives. And it’s that connection to each other that keeps us going.


of our active alumni are sober after one year!

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The Avenues Journey

A quick-fix rehab only leads to quick relapses. Our time-tested process leads to real, lasting recovery!

Admissions and Evaluation

We learn about who you are - and create a customized plan targeted to your strengths and weaknesses.

Detox Treatment

For individuals with dangerous levels of drugs or alcohol in their blood, medically-monitored detox treatment is crucial.

Residential Treatment

In inpatient residential treatment, you’ll gain the recovery skills you need  through individual and group therapy, classes, recreation, and more. 

Outpatient Treatment

In outpatient treatment, continued therapy plus guided independence teaches you to lead your own life again - only this time with joy, stability, and poise. 

Post-Treatment Care

Upon graduation, you’ll enjoy the benefits of our incredible alumni program: friendship, fun, and unflagging support. You’ll leave with a new family who’s always got your back. 


Secrets to Our Success

At Avenues, we’ve managed to create an unparalleled treatment program that yields real results every time. What makes us different?


One of the most important ingredients of sustained sobriety is your self-faith and support circle. At Avenues, we believe in you - and will never, ever let you throw in the towel.

Evidence-based treatment

We employ treatments that are proven to extend sobriety long after graduation, like dual diagnosis, relationship counseling, trauma-informed care, and more.

Outstanding alumni program

When in recovery, community is key - and at Avenues, you’ll leave with a network of close friends who will cheer you on through the journey of life.

Our Treatment Modalities

Every individual heals in their own way. That’s why we employ a wide array of research-proven therapy modalities and methods to create a treatment plan centered around you.

  • Alcohol Detox
  • Drug Detox
  • Inpatient Rehab
  • Individual Therapy Sessions
  • Group Therapy Sessions
  • Family and Couple Counseling Sessions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Immersive 12-Step Programming
  • Community Meetings (AA, NA, HA, CA…)
  • Yoga and Outdoor Activities
  • 24/7 Medical Care
  • Quality Psychiatric Care
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Vivitrol Onsite
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement
  • Didactic/Psychoeducational Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Addictions Treatment (TIAT)

Pennsylvania Locations

Explore Avenues’ two select alcohol and drug rehab facilities in Pennsylvania:

Avenues Recovery Center at Lake Ariel

Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab in Pennsylvania

50 Industrial Park Road | Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania 18436

Give us a call! 570-354-6060

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Avenues Recovery Center at Bucks

Extended care and outpatient drug rehab in Pennsylvania

1753 Kendarbren Drive, Suite 612 | Jamison, Pennsylvania 18929

Give us a call! 215-792-7305

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Cities & regions we serve

Looking for quality drug and alcohol rehab in Pennsylvania? We’ve got you covered! Avenues’ Pennsylvania rehabs service all of the following locations:

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Philadelphia Pittsburg Allentown Reading Erie Scranton Bethlehem Lancaster Harrisburg York Bucks / Jamison Lake Ariel Chester County Berks County Lehigh County Dauphin County Northampton County Bucks County Allegheny County Montgomery County

Sobriety is possible!

Frequently asked questions

What are the living accommodations like in Avenues Pennsylvania?

Avenues Recovery puts much effort into creating a comfortable and peaceful living space for their clients. In Pennsylvania, Avenues Recovery has two locations offering cutting edge drug and alcohol rehab treatment. Both spaces were designed with a strong focus on allowing clients to pursue lasting recovery in a safe and peaceful environments. Our Lake Ariel and Bucks County facilities are filled with natural light, and feature homey, inviting room décor and linens and nourishing, tasty menus. Dotting the Avenues Pennsylvania campuses are a wide variety of amenities and recreational options, where clients can enjoy downtime and relax with peers.

The facilities at Avenues Recovery in Lake Ariel and Bucks County, PA, were built with the singular goal of creating a place where people feel at home. This promotes a safe space for clients to concentrate on completing the drug or alcohol treatment program designed especially for them.

Is smoking allowed at drug and alcohol treatment centers in Pennsylvania?

Most drug treatment centers in Pennsylvania allow smoking, although not indoors. At Avenues Recovery at Lake Ariel and Avenues Recovery at Bucks County, there are designated outdoor smoking spaces which clients can use between sessions.

Although at Avenues Recovery Pennsylvania it is not the case, sometimes, drug rehab centers are housed in hospital buildings. These centers tend to be more restrictive in regard to smoking. If smoking is a necessity for you or your loved one entering drug and alcohol rehab, that is something to bear in mind when choosing a program.

What should I bring to rehab in Pennsylvania?

Generally, the below suggestions are uniform across the country and not specific to a Pennsylvania drug rehab.

  • Comfortable, seasonally appropriate clothing
  • Alcohol-free toiletries. This includes shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, deodorant, packaged safety razors, shaving cream, toothbrush, toothpaste, makeup remover towelettes, makeup, and hair styling products.
  • ID and Insurance Card
  • Books and journals

Is anything not allowed at rehab at Avenues Recovery Pennsylvania?

The Avenues drug and alcohol treatment programs in Lake Ariel and Bucks County, PA, are inclusive and welcoming environments. It is important to maintain a respectful atmosphere so that every member of our community feels comfortable and safe. To that end, clients should avoid bringing revealing or offensive clothing like short-shorts, spaghetti straps, strapless tops, or clothing depicting drug/alcohol use, profanity, or gang symbols.

Other things clients should not bring include:

  • Electronics not pre-authorized by your treatment team
  • Perfume, cologne, or mouthwash- unless clearly labeled “Alcohol Free”
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Valuables- including large amounts of cash, jewelry, or designer goods.

Can I have visitors at rehab in Avenues at Lake Ariel or Bucks County?

Because the beginning of treatment needs an extra amount of focus, many drug and alcohol rehab programs have a temporary “blackout” period in regard to visitors. This allows clients to acclimate to their new surroundings without any distractions. However, it is eventually important to have visitors, and as clients progress in treatment, counselors and treatment teams will allow and even encourage visitation. Many drug and alcohol centers have family therapy sessions built into the program, where they can take part in counseling sessions with family members in treatment.

Should I go to rehab near or far away from home?

“Destination” rehab, although popular, has many disadvantages. Clients in totally new places may feel disoriented and cut off from their families and loved ones. This will affect their focus at treatment, as well as detract from a seamless reintegration upon completing addiction treatment. A big advantage of the Avenues Recovery Pennsylvania drug and alcohol rehab programs is the fact that many of our clients stay in the areas and regions with which they are familiar, resulting in a sense of community-based treatment. Safety and security are paramount to successful stints in drug or alcohol rehab, and being in a familiar environment gives our clients a crucial feeling of stability.

What drugs or drug addictions do rehabs treat?

At Avenues Recovery Center in Pennsylvania, we accept people suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol of any kind. We believe that everyone deserves a second chance and anyone can recover, no matter the level or type of substance abuse disorder they suffer from.

How long does rehab take?

The length of stay at drug or alcohol addiction treatment varies with each patient and with each situation. Almost always, clients will benefit from longer stays. Avenues Recovery believes strongly in extended care programs and our Pennsylvania locations are designed to serve clients for as long as they need.

Consult with an admissions professional at Avenues Recovery to explore the program and length of stay best for you.

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Pennsylvania

Statistics and Laws

Pennsylvania currently lays claim to some of the worst substance abuse statistics in America. Philadelphia, the fifth-largest city in the United States and the largest city in Pennsylvania, is the heart of all drug and alcohol - related trade and activity in the region, serving as a major distribution center and transshipment hub for illegal substances thanks to its excellent transportation infrastructure. This situation, combined with the ongoing national substance abuse epidemic, only highlights the need for high-quality drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Pennsylvania - a need that Avenues Recovery Center strives to meet each day.

Alcohol Addiction in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has been ranked among the top 20 U.S. states with the highest rates of alcohol abuse. 60% of Pennsylvania adults consume alcohol, 28% of Pennsylvania adults are binge drinkers, and 4% of Pennsylvania adults have a diagnosed alcohol addiction. In one year alone, there were 10,558 alcohol-related crashes on Pennsylvania roadways due to intoxicated drivers. 

A statewide survey conducted in 2021 revealed that among Pennsylvanians aged 12 to 20, 258,000 (or 18.5%) reported alcohol use in the past month, and 160,000 (or 11.4%) reported binge drinking within the past month. The average age of first alcohol use was 16.2 years. Additionally, the survey found that among Pennsylvanians under age 21, there were 146 deaths and 8,717 potential years of life lost due to alcohol abuse in the year 2021 alone. 

Drug Addiction in Pennsylvania

Aside from its soaring alcohol abuse statistics, Pennsylvania also suffers from worrisome drug use (and abuse) rates. In the past year, approximately 300,000 people - or 3.1% of Pennsylvanians - experienced a confirmed drug addiction in Pennsylvania. The abundant supply of illegal opioids (such as heroin, fentanyl, and counterfeit prescription pills) has impacted over 97% of the counties and towns in Pennsylvania. A huge amount of heroin is imported from Mexico through transnational criminal organizations (TCOs), and the frightening practice of cutting heroin (and other drugs) with fentanyl has spread to Pennsylvania too and caused innumerable fatal overdoses. 

The most commonly abused drugs in Pennsylvania are:

  • Fentanyl/ Fentanyl analogs
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Methamphetamines
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids - (synthetic marijuana, fake weed, K2, spice etc.)

Overdose Rates in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has the third-highest opioid overdose rate among all U.S. states. Altogether, opioids have caused five times more overdoses in Pennsylvania than alcohol abuse. In 2021, there were 5,224 total reported overdose deaths (from all substances), which translates into an average of over 14 deaths per day. 85% of these overdose deaths were opioid-related, and of that 85%, 44% involved an additional stimulant (such as cocaine and meth). This statistic presents a 22% uptick in overdose deaths from 2019. 

The following five Pennsylvania counties were reported to have the highest numbers of drug-related overdose deaths. For every 100,000 people, they experienced the following numbers of deaths:

  • Fulton - 74.1 deaths
  • Cambria - 65.4 deaths
  • Beaver - 59.8 deaths
  • Armstrong - 59.5 deaths
  • Philadelphia - 59.4 deaths

Substance Abuse Laws and Policies in Pennsylvania

What happens if you’re caught with drugs and/ or alcohol in Pennsylvania?

The laws vary depending if the infraction is possession of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to distribute, or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Possession of a Controlled Substance
1st Offense = Misdemeanor; Up to 1 year of jail time / $5,000 fine, or both Subsequent Offense - Misdemeanor; Up to 3 years of jail time/ up to $25,000 in fines, or both.

Possession with the Intent to Deliver
Penalties depend on the drug in question and the defendant’s criminal record. Penalties can range from misdemeanor charges of up to 1 year of jail time to felony charges of up to 15 years of jail time, up to $250,000 in fines, or both.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Misdemeanor = Up to 1 year of jail time, up to $2,500 in fines, or both. Additional penalties may apply if the offender is caught delivering such paraphernalia to a minor.

DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Laws in Pennsylvania
In 2004, Pennsylvania lowered the legal BAC (blood alcohol content) of drivers from .10% to .08%. Pennsylvania also has a zero-tolerance law when it comes to underage drinking and driving. This means that for anyone under age 21, a BAC of .02% is sufficient grounds for prosecution. (For most people, even one drink will raise their BAC above .02%.)
The penalties for a DUI will depend on the BAC of the driver.

  1. Blood alcohol levels between .08% and .099% are categorized as a “General Impairment” in Pennsylvania, and can result in the following penalties:
    Up to 2 years of jail time
    Up to $5,000 in fines
    Mandatory alcohol rehab
    Up to a 1-year license suspension
    Up to a 1-year ignition interlock (driver must use breathalyzer to turn on car)
  2. Blood alcohol levels between .10% and .159% are considered “High BAC” in Pennsylvania, and can result in the following penalties:
    Up to 5 years of jail time
    Up to $10,000 in fines
    Mandatory alcohol rehab
    Up to an 18 - month license suspension
    A 1-year ignition interlock
  3. Blood alcohol levels measuring .16% or higher are called “Highest BAC” in Pennsylvania, and can result in the following penalties:
    Up to 5 years of jail time
    Up to $10,000 in fines
    Mandatory alcohol rehab
    Up to an 18 - month license suspension
    A 1-year ignition interlock

Marijuana Laws in Pennsylvania

As of now, Pennsylvania has not legalized marijuana. Possession, sale, and transportation of any amount of marijuana (excluding medical marijuana) in Pennsylvania can result in serious penalties, as described below.

Possession 30 grams or under:
30 days in prison and/ or $500 in fines
Above 30 grams: First offense = 1 year in prison and/ or $5,000. Subsequent offenses = 3 years in prison and/ or $25,000 in fines

30 grams or under: 30 days in prison and/ or $500 fine
Above 30 grams: Felony charge = 2.5 to 5 years in prison and a $15,000 fine

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