Resources for People Seeking Recovery from an Addiction is a community organization dedicated to empowering people suffering from substance abuse addiction with tools and resources to start their personal journey toward recovery. They create and publish comprehensive, unbiased, free, web-based resources. serves as a guide that provides comprehensive information on topics like, available care options, financial support, and free resources that are available in Delaware.

12 Step Meetings:
On any given day, there are meetings of peer support groups for people in recovery from various addictions. The vast majority of these meetings are grounded in the Twelve Steps and Traditions of AA. To get a meeting list or learn more about Twelve Step Recovery Meetings, contact Northern Delaware Intergroup at (302) 655-5113 or visit their website which contains numerous information sheets that can be downloaded as well as a search engine to find the meeting nearest to you.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings:
On any given day, there are meetings of peer support groups for people in recovery from various addictions. To get a meeting list or learn more about meetings, contact Small Wonder Area at 1-800-317-3222 or visit their website.

De Tox:
For Delaware adults in need of help, NET’s Kirkwood Detoxification Center (KDC) provides assessment and medically monitored inpatient detoxification treatment services in a caring and compassionate environment. The 33-bed center is the only detoxification center in the state. The medical and clinical staff offers comprehensive treatment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Afterwards, consumers are transitioned to the next level of care, whether residential, outpatient, or medication-assisted treatment.

Out-Patient Programs:

  • Brandywine Counseling & Community Services, Inc. (BCCS) is a welcoming and innovative organization that contributes to stronger communities and enhancing quality of life by creatively providing Education, Advocacy, Treatment, and Prevention services. For more than 25 years, BCCS has been a trusted provider of outstanding substance abuse and behavioral health treatment, HIV/AIDS prevention and education initiatives, mental health and advocacy services. Our core program offerings fall under one of four critical areas of care: Education, Advocacy, Prevention, and Treatment. BCCS has seven locations throughout the state of Delaware. BCCS is a tight-knit professional team of physicians, psychologists, licensed mental health practitioners and social workers, registered and licensed practical nurses, dual diagnosis counselors (CCDP) and certified alcohol and drug counselors providing integrated, multi-disciplinary care on behalf of our customers. Its annual budget is more than $9.3 million, mostly from government contracts. (DART Bus #4)
  • SODAT Delaware Inc (Wilmington) in Wilmington, Delaware is an alcohol rehab center focusing on substance abuse treatment services. Providing substance abuse treatment with outpatient care, adolescents or teens, DUI or DWI offenders, and criminal justice clients are supported for drug treatment. Medicaid, state financed payment, private health insurance, and self-payment is accepted. Includes ASL or other assistance for the hearing impaired.
  • PACE, Inc. is a treatment facility for alcoholism and drug addiction that provides confidential evaluations and outpatient counseling to clients throughout New Castle County. Back when our center formed nearly 24 years ago in 1987, we were one of the first treatment facilities in the area, and since then, we’ve developed an outstanding reputation for our quality of care and our ethical dedication to client recovery. Services include:

Evaluations – Drug and alcohol evaluation, psycho-social assessment, and laboratory drug screening
Partial Hospital Program – Goals include stabilizing clients before additional treatment is administered, promoting patient understanding, implementing a recovery plan, and more
Intensive Outpatient Program – Individualized treatment planning, treatment team updates, individual and family therapy, implementation of long-term aftercare program, and incorporation of 12-step principles

  •  TRIAD is a ministry of Trinity Parish providing anonymous and confidential substance abuse services to the victims of addiction and their families. TRIAD’s treatment approach is rooted in the 12- Step Philosophy and its timeless principles of hope, healing and recovery. The ministry strives to address the spiritual, physical and emotional components of the disease of Alcoholism. TRIAD hosts a number of daily AA/NA meetings; it also has an on-site certified addiction counselors that works with clients without charge. The office is located at 1104 N Adams St on the grounds of Trinity Episcopal Church. Contact them at (302) 655-1153

In-State Residential Rehabilitation Programs:

  • Sunday Breakfast Mission offers a long-term faith-based treatment programs at its Wilmington shelter. Applicants must successfully complete a 30 day probation period. Residents are assigned a chaplain and must actively participate in the mission’s Christ-Centered Discipleship Program. Residents are also expect to perform a number of hours of community service each day in the various SBM outreach programs.
  • The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center provides spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. The center offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy, all in a clean, wholesome environment. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment. Many of those who have been rehabilitated are reunited with their families and resume a normal life. Every potential participant undergoes a comprehensive intake interview to ensure the ARC program is the best possible match for them. A long-term commitment of at least six months is required so patterns of poor decision-making can be broken and replaced with positive life choices – changes that will help them become productive citizens of their community.
  • The Gateway Foundation’s Delaware Treatment Center offers separate dormitories for 47 males. Gateway’s Delaware Treatment Center currently only treats individuals covered by government funding, not those with private insurance at this time. Counseling and Therapies Include: Individual Therapy, Group Therapy and Family Counseling, Substance Abuse Education, and HIV Early Intervention Counseling & Testing. Since Substance Abuse and Mental Health disorders often go hand-in-hand, Gateway’s Delaware Treatment Center offers specialized expertise and programs for individuals suffering from alcohol and/or drug dependence along with mental illnesses such as major depression, anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder
  • Gaudenzia operates a comprehensive network of residential and outpatient treatment programs, capable of meeting the needs of specialized populations. Gaudenzia has pioneered specialized treatment modalities that have become national models, including residential treatment for pregnant and parenting mothers, individuals with HIV/AIDS, people affected by both substance abuse and mental disorders. Gaudenzia continues to improve and expand our services, helping individuals, families and communities overcome the ravages of addiction. Gaudenzia, Wilmington opened its first program in Delaware in 2003. Fresh Start is the only long-term residential drug and alcohol treatment program in Delaware exclusively for young adults ages 18-25. The 30 bed residential program located in downtown Wilmington serves clients from throughout the entire State of Delaware. It also provides 7-14 day intervention and follow-up services, Outpatient services and Re-entry services for individuals over the age of 18. Fresh Start also provides support services including; educational, G.E.D., vocational planning and referral, AA/NA, spiritual support, medical and legal referral, family education and support, housing referral and aftercare services.
  • Limen House provides transitional living for chemically dependent men and women. It helps develop personal responsibility and prepare individuals to return to society as productive and contributing members. It develops unique treatment goals for each resident based on their specific needs. The basic program includes:
  1. Attending 12 Step programs (Alcoholics Anonymous), 12 Step Study groups, lectures on Relapse Prevention, Peer Support groups, and other recovery-related activities.
  2. A holistic framework including housing, food, individual and group counseling, life skills training, educational opportunities, financial literacy training, access to job training and placement, access to medical insurance, parenting classes, peer support and help in securing a safe living environment after treatment.
  3. Learning tools to maintain abstinence, manage money, cope with stress and anger, develop and implement a self-care plan, develop a sober support network, obtain employment supportive of recovery, maintain a savings account with a positive balance at time of discharge and secure safe housing.
  4. Residents are expected to follow the rules and regulations of the House. Residents can be asked to leave (for repeated rule violation or for chronic behavior problems). Use of drugs or alcohol is cause for immediate dismissal.
  5. Residents are required to keep their living areas clean and participate with other residents on chores to keep the House functioning.

Out-of State Programs:

  • Project 4ever Striving is a residential program in Philadelphia. seeks to help those experiencing challenges with drugs and alcohol, or any substance abuse, by serving as a vehicle to give them encouragement and or resources that will provide necessary support they may need to function successfully in society. The program has five main steps:
    1. Admitting the Challenge
    2. Knowing One’s Self
    3. Principles for Change
    4. Accountability and Responsibility
    5. Helping Others
    These steps are taught in lessons, to help the individuals build their spiritual strength and character, teach them relapse prevention skills, and help them sharpen their relationship skills.
  • The Water Street Mission is the only emergency shelter in Lancaster, PA. Like many mission, it offers a wide variety of community services. Its Life Recovery Program for men For men whose homelessness involves addiction or other similar issues, it offers the tools to end the cycle and move out of homelessness. Its spiritually based, 12-month addiction recovery program is an intensive blend of:

Christian counseling (group and individual counseling)

Life skills (Vocational therapy/employment training, elapse prevention training, spiritual development training, weekly meetings with an offsite mentor, relationship lls training, connection to local churches)

Education (GED, computer literacy training, money management training)

To focus on their recovery and growth, individuals are not employed for the first several phases of the Life Recovery Program. Upon program completion, the Mission is committed to supporting individuals in their transition to permanent housing. This essential piece offers a college track or an employment track, during which we provide the essentials needed to live, including assistance in finding employment.

Addiction Recovery Services Contacts

Northern Delaware Intergroup
22B Trolley Square

NET Kirkwood De Tox
3315 Kirkwood Highway

625 N Orange St

Brandywine Counseling
2713 Lancaster Ave

5171 Woodmill Dr #9

1104 N Adams St
302 -655- 1153

Sunday Breakfast Mission Residential Program
110 N Poplar St

Salvation Army ARC
107 S Market St

Limen House for Men
903 N Madison St

Limen House for Women
624 N Broom St

Gateway Foundation
171 New Castle Ave

Gaudenzia Treatment Program
604 W 10th St

Project 4everStriving
2418 W York St, Philadelphia PA

Water St. Mission
210 S Prince St, Lancaster PA

Coatesville VA Treatment Center
1400 Blackhorse Hill Rd, Coatesville PA

Online Resources: DrugRehab.Com

(Last updated 11/25/19)