Addictions

Substance Addictions 

Resources Specific to Temple Students:

Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness Unit (CASA)

The Campus Alcohol & Substance Awareness (CASA) unit is comprised of specialized Tuttleman Counseling Center counselors who provide comprehensive services to students concerned with their alcohol/substance use and/or other addictive behaviors (e.g., pornography/sexual addictions, internet addictions, and gambling addictions).

For more on CASA, click here to go to the CASA webpage. 

Resources provided through CASA and TCS: 

- Individual Counseling

Group Counseling

Effective Decision Making: This structured 50-minute group helps students explore their substance use patterns and gain better understanding of the impact it has on them and those around them. Students will learn how to reduce harm and make effective decisions that align with their values and promote safety.

When: Fridays at 1 pm, starting February 9, 2018

- Psychiatric/Medication Services

For some students, the use of medications can assist in the recovery process.  Our psychiatrists are available to evaluate students for the use of medication such as buprenorphine (Suboxone, Zubsolv), naltrexone (Vivitrol), acamprosate (Campral) and other medications approved to assist in recovery.  A psychiatric evaluation may also be useful for students who have psychiatric symptoms.  Co-occurring psychiatric disorders are common in students with substance use disorders.  A psychiatric evaluation can        help determine if symptoms are related to the substance use or another psychiatric disorder.  In cases of psychiatric disorders, psychiatrists can discuss medication options with the student.  In those discussions, the student's recovery is always taken into consideration and medications with abuse potential (e.g. benzodiazepines, hypnotics) are avoided.

Temple Collegiate Recovery Program

The purpose of this organization is to help students who have substance use disorder or are in recovery from other conditions (i.e. mental illness or eating disorders). The organization provides a number of different groups for support, education, training, and participation in recovery and spiritual growth. The organization also provides and participates in fun sober activities for students to participate in.  

Interested in this group? Contact tucrp@temple.edu.

To learn more about this group and to get involved, click here

 

Resources in the Community: 

Marijuana Anonymous World Services: Philadelphia     

The primary purpose of this support group is to stay free of marijuana and to help the marijuana addict who still suffers to achieve the same freedom.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana.

Meets in The Church of the Holy Trinity  which is located at 1904 Walnut Street (enter basement doors on Walnut). Contact number is 484-238-0468.

Meets on Thursdays from 8:20pm-9:20pm

They also have an online discussion forum http://forum.marijuana-anonymous.org.

Additional meetings can be located at marijuana-anonymous.org

Narcotics Anonymous Groups: Philadelphia

The primary purpose of this support group is to stay free of narcotics and to help the narcotic addict who still suffers achieve the same freedom.

Members meet with other narcotic users who are trying to come clean as well and everyone shares their problem and coping mechanisms.

Meetings can be located at philaareana.org

Meets in various places around Philadelphia

The Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Meets every Thursday at 1 PM in the basement of the church.

Old Pine Community Center, 401 S. Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147Meets on every Wednesday at 7 PM.

First Unitarian Church (Gay and Lesbian Clean Together). 2125 Chestnut St. Meets every Tuesday at 7:30 PM.

Cocaine Anonymous Groups: Philadelphia

This organization offers anonymous support groups that help the cocaine addicts come out of their addiction and live a normal life again. There are other members who share their story along with the problems they deal with and the prevention of cravings for the drug.

Meetings can be found at caphilly.org

Meets at various locations.

A vision for you, Hospital, Room 2135, 10th and Chestnut street, 2nd floor. Every Tuesday at 6:30 PM.

Somerton Church, 13073 Bustleton Avenue (near Trevose Rd., between Street & Byberry Rds). Meets on every Saturday at 8:00 PM.

Alcoholic Anonymous Groups: Philadelphia

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Meetings can be found at sepennaa.org

Meet at various places around Philadelphia

Student-led 12-Step Recovery Meeting, Morgan Hall South, Room 253, Temple University.

Young People’s AA, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 1625 Locust Street (between 16th and 17th streets). Meets on Mondays at 12:15 PM, Wednesdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays at 9 PM

& Sundays at 8 PM.

College Binge drinking is an informational site from Elements Behavioral Health for college students and their parents and other concerned people that hopes to inform people about the myths, dangers, and issues surrounding college alcohol abuse.

Gambling Addictions

National Resources:

National Council on Problem Gambling

Call: (800) 522-4700

Text: (800) 522-4700

Chat: ncpgambling.org/chat

State Resources:

Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania

1233-B Wharton St

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Tel: (215) 389-4008

Fax: (215) 389-1408

Email: Ccgofpa@aol.com

Website: www.pacouncil.com

Helpline: 800.848.1880

Support Groups:

Gamblers Anonymous

www.gamblersanonymous.org

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

Gam-Anon

www.gam-anon.org

Is a self-help organization for the spouse, family or close friends of compulsive gamblers.

GamTalk

www.gamtalk.org

A 24/7 moderated online peer support forum.

Sex and/or Love Addiction

Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA)

www.saa-recovery.org

(800) 477-8191

SAA is a 12-step program for individuals who identify with having a sex addiction

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA)

www.sca-recovery.org

(800) 977-4325

SCA is a 12-step recovery program for men and women

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)

www.slaafws.org

(210) 828-7900

SLAA is a 12-step program for individuals who identify with having a sex addiction, love addiction, and/or unhealthy romantic relationships

Regional chapter information

Greater Delaware Valley Intergroup: www.slaadvi.org

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA)

www.sa.org

(866) 424-8777

SA is a 12-step program for individuals who identify with having a sex addiction

Regional chapter information

Sexaholics Anonymous Greater Philadelphia Area: www.phillysa.org 

Support Groups for Partners/Spouses of Individuals with a Sex or Love Addiction:

S-Anon International

www.sanon.org

(800) 210-8141

S-Anon is a 12-step program for partners of individuals with sex addiction

COSA

www.COSA-recovery.org

(866) 899-2672

COSA is a 12-step program for partners/significant others of individuals with sex addiction

Support Group for Couples

Recovering Couples Anonymous (RCA)

www.recovering-couples.org

(781) 794-1456

A 12-step group for couples committed to their relationship who are recovering from any addiction