5 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

People have lived in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania for thousands of years, but the present city was founded on Christmas Eve in 1741 by Moravian Christians, who named the new town after “the Man of Peace.” Today the city has more than 75,000 people and is part of the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area. There are also several addiction treatment facilities available for those struggling with addiction.

Rehab Centers In Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

The city hosts many music festivals, including the 10-day Musikfest and other festivals for classical music and progressive rock. Residents also have access to several substance use disorder treatment and counseling programs within city limits.

NorthEast Treatment Centers: NET Bethlehem Counseling Center

NorthEast Treatment Centers are a large regional mental health and substance use disorder not-for-profit organization based in Philadelphia. Residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) are available. The Bethlehem Counseling Center offers substance use disorder counseling, intensive outpatient, and outpatient therapy for drug and alcohol use disorders.

Community Service Foundation: Buxmont Academy

Community Service Foundation (CSF) operates Buxmont Academy, an educational/day program for adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems, including drug and alcohol use disorders. CSF’s location in Bethlehem offers a day program which is based on restorative practices, providing teens with a holistic framework for recovery while continuing to pursue educational goals.


Mid-Atlantic Rehabilitation Services (MARS) ATP in Bethlehem offers the organization’s intensive outpatient program (IOP) and traditional outpatient program (OP) for individuals with drug and alcohol use disorders. The organization states it responds within 24 hours of a referral or first contact.

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Livengrin Lehigh Valley Rehab Center

Livengrin’s Lehigh Valley Center offers intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and general outpatient programs (GOPs) for substance use disorders. Specialized programs are available for healthcare professionals seeking recovery, as well as family support programs. Livengrin was established in 1960 in Philadelphia and also offers detox and residential treatment at other locations.

Rehab Centers Near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Bethlehem is located between Allentown and Easton and is about 45 miles north of Philadelphia. A number of additional treatment centers and resources are available in Allentown, while Philadelphia offers more than 200 options for recovery, detox, and residential treatment.

Step By Step, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania

Step By Step, Inc. is a regional mental health and substance use disorder services organization. Its drug and alcohol outpatient program specializes in recovery from multiple substances. The center is located on Linden Street in Allentown, offering outpatient counseling and medication assisted-treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders.

Treatment Trends Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania

Treatment Trends Inc is a Center of Excellence for opioid treatment offering care management for adults with opioid use disorders. One program, Keenan House, is a 95-bed residential therapeutic community offering a variety of levels of care for variable periods of time.

Substance Abuse In Bethlehem & Northampton County

The majority of Bethlehem is located in Northampton County, with a smaller part of the city in Lehigh County. Statistically, Bethlehem has lower crime rates than Allentown and other nearby areas, but it has still been hit hard with the opioid epidemic:

  • According to the Morning Call, 38 people died from opioid overdoses in the Lehigh Valley in 2017.
  • The youngest person to die from an opioid overdose in 2017 was 20, and the oldest was 70, the Morning Call reported.
  • Lehigh Valley Police responded to 466 overdose calls in 2017.

Traveling For The Best Program

Bethlehem has substance use disorder treatment resources, including outpatient programs and resources for adolescents. Residents will need to travel to Allentown for residential treatment and detox programs, and to Philadelphia or out of state for other programs. Contact RehabCenter.net to learn which treatment options will be best for you.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator?sAddr=Bethlehem%2C%20PA%2C%20USA#

The Morning Call - https://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-lehigh-valley-heroin-overdose-deaths-continue-to-rise-20170429-story.html

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