Center of Excellence (COE)

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Pennsylvania is currently experiencing an unprecedented number of heroin, opioid, and substance use deaths. Championed by Governor Tom Wolf and supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has answered the federal call to address our national and local opioid crisis through its Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence initiative. Fifty one Opioid Use Disorder Centers of Excellence have been established across the state. Regionally, resources are in place serve patients in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Monroe, Wayne and Pike counties.

Centers of Excellence help ensure that people with opioid-related substance use disorder stay in treatment, receive follow-up care and are supported within their communities. Treatment is team-based and “whole person” focused, with the explicit goal of integrating behavioral health and primary care.

When visiting a Center of Excellence, you will find supportive addiction and recovery specialists, social workers and medical providers who can help you break the cycle of addiction and reshape your lifestyle. Every Center of Excellence has their own treatment methods, yet all are tailored to meet the needs of their patients and are intent on helping their community recover.

The Wright Center’s Center of Excellence (COE) is not an inpatient rehab program. Our team is based in Jermyn, Clarks Summit and Scranton positioned to serve over 300 patients in Northeastern PA, regardless of ability to pay.

Addiction is a lifelong disease that makes recovery a lifelong commitment; no two paths of recovery are the same. Through whole-patient care, our team works to ensure that each patient has the tools that they need to reroute the energy of addiction to behaviors that will help them stay well. Whether through counseling alone, or with Medically Assisted Treatment, our team is ready to help patients start life in recovery.

We realize that success in beating addiction is far more than physically staying clean. Unlike a traditional rehab facility which is a short term solution for most, a Center of Excellence helps those in recovery reshape their lifestyle from the comfort of their own community. Getting clean is personal, but we do recover, together.

Click here to download a list of local Centers of Excellence.

What is an Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence?
Who can become a patient of the Center of Excellence?
How does the Center of Excellence work?
Links and Additional Resources

Meet Our Center of Excellence Leadership

Scott Constantini
Director of Behavioral Health Services
Leighton Huey, M.D.
Co-Director of Behavioral Health Integration

Meet Our Case Managers and Certified Recovery Specialists

Martin Russo
Certified Recovery Specialist
Edward Walsh
Center of Excellence Case Manager
Donald Wydeen
Certified Recovery Specialist
Autumn Smith
Center of Excellence Case Manager
Thomas Comerford
Center of Excellence Case Manager
Michele Esgro
Certified Recovery Specialist

Our team was recently featured on PA Homepage. Click here to see their story.

Find out what makes us different:

We are proud to sponsor WNEP’s March Public Service Announcement, aiming to educate our community about taking prescriptions only as prescribed. View the PSA below:


We were happy to sponsor WILK’s Sharing Recovery talk radio show in early 2018. Click here to check out our 30-second commercial.