Adult Drug and Alcohol Services

Alternatives Drug & Alcohol Services

TCV  provides recovery-focused behavioral health services to persons who wish to lead a drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle and/or to reduce potential harm associated with substance abuse.

Each person requesting these services receives an initial clinical evaluation, followed immediately by a referral to the most appropriate program, based on Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria guidelines.

The Alternatives Program at Turtle Creek Valley  is experienced in working with the legal system and does provide bus tickets to those in need of them.

TCV  also offers priority services to pregnant women, women with dependent children and IV drug users.

  • Alternatives Outpatient Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs
  • Driving Under the Influence Program
  • Underage Drinking Program

Intensive Outpatient Program

This program offers structured, intensive programs for addicted persons over the age of 18 to gain knowledge and skills essential to maintain sobriety, prevent relapse and attain a higher level of functioning.

The Intensive Outpatient Program offers services 3 days per week for 2 hours per day for minimum of 8 weeks.

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70 S. 22nd Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Driving Under the Influence Program

The DUI Program at Alternatives is based on the idea that education, intervention and treatment can have positive effects on the lives of DUI offenders.

Offenders must be evaluated through a state-wide, standardized screening program to determine the nature and extent of chemical use. A BAC of .16 or higher, underage offenders, and those at high risk are also required to complete the ACT 24 of 2003 Drug and Alcohol Assessment to determine their treatment needs.  These two tools are a part of their court order and determine the extent of participation in the program but also affords them the opportunity to complete more intensive treatment.

The Alternatives DUI Program offers 12.5 hours of education for the first offender and 12.5 hours of education for the multiple offender.  In addition, based on the ACT 24 Assessment, clients may fulfill their court ordered obligations by attending the 12 hours of the DUI Treatment Group, Inpatient or Outpatient treatment.  The Intermediate Punishment Program is offered for repeat offenders granted house arrest in lieu of jail and is designed to motivate the client to take a more personal look at their drinking while providing the opportunity to interact and share with others.

The newest level of care offered to the DUI offender is the DUI Hotel, which gives the client an opportunity to complete their jail sentence, education and treatment during the 4 day sentence at the Hotel.

Under-Age Drinking Program

Referrals come from local magistrates. The class is generally held the 2nd Saturday of the month either at the Homestead location or if necessary, the Southside.  The fee for the Underage Drinking class is $100.00.

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70 S. 22nd Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203