An Update Regarding COVID-19

Directions management and ownership are keeping in close communication with the DDAP and abiding by CDC guidelines.  The safety of our clients and staff is our top priority.  We will continue to monitor our policies and procedures daily to stay up to date with the newest information available.

Our operations will continue as normal, as our clients need us most in these trying times.  In addition to serving our clients, we will also be available to assist their families and our community in Philadelphia.

Directions management and ownership are keeping in close communication with DDAP and the CDC guidelines. Keeping our clients and staff save is our number one priority. We will continue to monitor our policies and procedures daily to stay up to date on the newest available information. We will continue to operate because in the most trying times our clients need us the most. In addition to continuing  to see serve our clients we will also be available  to assist our clients’ families and our community in Philadelphia. 

A New Sober Life

Directions offers treatment to those who are suffering from drug or alcohol addiction.  If you’re worried you or a loved one may be suffering from substance abuse, you’re far from alone.  Addiction is an epidemic that has torn families apart for ages.

We here at Directions invite you to come join our family if you believe you are suffering from an addiction.  With our individualized care programs, our top priority is creating a treatment plan that works for you.  Our therapists and staff are always ready to get you back on your feet and help set the foundation for a new vision of life, free from the clutches of addiction.

Do not be afraid to seek help, whether it’s for you or a loved one.  If you believe Directions is right for you, call us at (877) 228 – 2073 or Contact Us today.

Two Different Locations

We have a location in Philadelphia, PA and Margate, FL.

Our main location is in Philadelphia and offers PHP, IOP & OP.  It’s a full-fledged rehabilitation center that acts as a first step to those who aim for a new, sober lifestyle.

Our facility in Margate, Florida is a PHP day/night program with community housing.  Here you can relax in sunny Florida and enjoy your transition into recovery.

Our Mission

There is no cure for addiction.  However, many of those that have suffered from it in the past have overcome the odds and went on to live happy, sucessful lives.  Our mission is not to cure the incurable, but to help create a bright future for those whose lives have been tormented by addiction.  With hard work and dedication, you can create the next success story; and we here at Directions will stop at nothing to help you every step of the way.

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Our Facilities
Philadelphia, PA

Our main facility is located in the heart of South Philadelphia.  During your stay, you’ll be surrounded by life, easy access to public transportation, jobs, 12-step meetings and much more.

Margate, FL

Our second location is in Margate, Florida.  This location offers PHP & IOP with local housing in a relaxing, sunny environment.

Margate Residence
Joint Commission Accredited

In addition to being licensed drug and alcohol program by the state of Pennsylvania DDAP office we are also a joint commission approved facility. Joint commission accreditation means we meet the highest standard of excellence in the industry.

Individualized Treatment

Every case of addiction is a special case.  We all have different stories and experiences that shape who we are and our habits as well.  That’s why at Directions, each one of our alumni is thoroughly evaluated and will have a treatment program developed specifically for them.

For our Philadelphia location, our three main services are PHP, IOP and OP.  Each one of these services follows a similar structure, but is adjusted to best suit the needs of the patient.

PHP – Partial Hospitalization Program
Philadelphia & Margate

Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a comprehensive experience for those seeking structure while recovering from a substance use disorder. Providing hands-on guidance and targeted approaches to therapy, participants in PHP can expect to receive the care and treatment necessary to improve coping mechanisms and reduce the risk of relapse.

IOP – Intensive Outpatient
Philadelphia & Margate

After the successful completion of a partial hospitalization program, our intensive outpatient program (IOP) provides a continued course of care for those committed to staying clean, sober and developing lifelong recovery.

OP – Outpatient
Philadelphia only

Outpatient addiction treatment programs are designed for the patient who does not require a residential rehabilitation program, but still can benefit from a concentrated treatment plan, an individualized treatment approach. These outpatient drug rehab and outpatient alcohol treatment programs combine education on mind and body development during recovery; group, individual, and family therapy; and a family education component.

Stories From Our Alumni
  • Absolutely laid the ground work for a new way of life.  Great, insightful learning experience where I received the support I needed.  Forever grateful to Albert and the staff.  Awesome caring people who I am in touch with to this day.  Nothing but LOVE!!!!

    ~Mark R.

  • The Staff in its entirety were awesome and extremely welcoming from the beginning!  I was fortunate enough to have Theresa as my therapist and she was thorough, sincere and most importantly, she challenged me!  Which in my opinion, are all essential ingredients pertaining to early on and continuous sobriety!

    ~Roger W.

  • Overall amazing place.  The staff is VERY supportive and caring, real personable and easy to spill your heart out to.  The place is very clean, organized and comfortable.  Speaking for myself as an individual who just moved here from a different town, everyone in this facility has made the transition for me very comforting and smooth.  There’s not one person in this facility who hasn’t gone out of their way for me.

    ~Paige P.

  • I have never been able to put six months together in the whole last decade of my use. I came to directions and hate to sound corny but was directed on how to not only stay clean but how to be happy and live my life with integrity and contentment..I have had a lot of ups and downs, learning how to live life again and they have put up with my mood swings and have helped me to keep pushing through. I’m truly grateful for this place and the help I’ve received here, good stuff.”

    ~Merissa M.

  • “Fantastic program.  Staff was down to earth and made me feel like a person again.  Thanks to them I have the longest period of sobriety I’ve ever had.

    ~Edward R.

Take the First Steps


Various different therapies and activities designed to help us get to know you, your goals, and what we can do to help you on the road to recovery.


Psychoanalytic Therapy

Psychoanalytic therapy is a form of in-depth talk therapy that aims to bring unconscious or deeply buried thoughts and feelings to the conscious mind so that repressed experiences and emotions, often from childhood, can be brought to the surface and examined.

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EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psycho-social intervention that aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems.


Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that began with efforts to treat Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT has been proven useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse.



Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.



Yoga & 12-Step

We believe in treating the mind, body and spirit.



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