Addiction Recovery Programs

NET staff and clients participate in the annual Pro-Act Recovery Walk.

At NET we embrace that recovery for life is possible. We are nationally recognized for being a leader in recovery transformation and fully implementing recovery management principles as reflected in a Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC). We provide individualized treatment, specialized services, and ongoing support to sustain recovery in both drug free and medication assisted modalities. All services fully engage the consumer in developing their own path to recovery. NET is unique in that we have fully integrated peer support from persons in recovery into all aspects of treatment.


When I first came to NET, I was a broken shell. Through my recovery, I gained back not only myself but rediscovered my fierce passion for art and helping others along the path to recovery. NET will always be my family and home.
- Katie, Peer Specialist

The recovery continuum in both traditional and medication assisted modalities includes Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) throughout Philadelphia; residential; prison-based treatment (opioid use disorders only) and an after care resource unique to NET called the NET Works Recovery Support Center, which is completely managed by persons in recovery (Click here for more information on NETWorks and Peer Support Services).

The Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, NET Steps, is available at multiple sites and is specifically dedicated to helping people recover from Opioid Use Disorder with the use of intensive counseling and medication, most frequently methadone. (click here for locations)

  • Residential Treatment
  • Intensive Outpatient/Outpatient Programs (Adult & Adolescent)
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Kirkwood Recovery Center (Delaware)
  • NET at Philadelphia Prison Systems (PPS)

Residential Recovery Program

Wharton Center is a residential recovery program for chemically dependent men, with or without co-occurring mental health disorders who may also have a history of involvement in the criminal justice system.  This program is available to persons who may be diagnosed with Opioid Use Disorders and in need of Medication Assisted Treatment to achieve recovery.  Treatment includes group and individual therapy, life skills training, and daily 12-step meetings.

“For more information or to make a referral, call 215-288-5490.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient (IOP) consists of a combination of group therapy, individual therapy and other interventions provided as needed such as peer support, psychiatric intervention and medication management. This service is available for adolescents and adults. NET offers morning, afternoon and evening treatment sessions to accommodate a variety of other life needs and obligations (work, school, child care). Most consumers begin at the IOP level of care and step down to less intensive treatment at the Outpatient (OP) level as they become more stable in their recovery. Specialized IOP tracks are offered to address the unique needs of women, adolescents and those individuals who have both a diagnosed psychiatric illness and a substance use disorder. Traditional IOP/ OP services are available at four sites throughout Philadelphia.

For more information or to make a referral for traditional IOP/ OP, including the Adolescent IOP, call 215-451-7100.

NET addresses Opiod Use Disorders in the IOP, OP, and Residential levels of care by offering one of three medications (suboxone, methadone, or vivotrol) in addition to intensive treatment . Click here for more information about treating Opiod use Disorders and Medication Assisted Treatment options at NET.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an option that supports recovery for individuals diagnosed with an Opiod Use Disorder. This approach is most successful when combined with intensive treatment as provided in the IOP and OP programs. NET can also integrate medication to treat Opiod Use Disorder into the Residential level of care.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to support recovery is available at multiple NET locations. The largest is NET Steps, a program specifically dedicated to treating Opioid Use Disorders. NET Steps has two locations where either methadone, suboxone or vivotrol can be integrated into an individualized treatment protocol. Other support at NET Steps includes health screenings, peer support, psychiatric services as needed, referrals to appropriate medical services, and a children’s playroom to support parents who might otherwise not seek treatment.

For more information or to make a referral, call 215-831-6024.

Kirkwood Recovery Center (Delaware)

african american male with phoneKirkwood Recovery Center is the only clinically-managed and medically-monitored inpatient detox program in northern Delaware. The program focuses on long-term management and lifelong recovery. Comprehensive treatment is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A supportive team environment includes clinical staff and peer specialists. Volunteer activities are available for those in recovery to give back to the program and encourage community involvement.

For more information or to make a referral, call 302-691-0140.

NET at Philadelphia Prison Systems (PPS)

NET supports incarcerated individuals to maintain their methadone treatment while they are in various correctional facilities at the PPS State Road campus. To be eligible, individuals must be actively enrolled in an Opiate Treatment Program (OTP) at the time of incarceration. Services include assessment, methadone maintenance, individual and group counseling, and care by a physician specializing in addiction medicine.

“Bridge Dosing” is a specialized re-entry component that is offered to newly released inmates. Individuals receive their methadone at NET for a short term period until they can be readmitted to their home clinic, thus preventing relapse.