About Allied Addiction Recovery

We welcome you to learn a little bit about Allied Addiction Recovery and the
big-hearted people that make up the company.

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Our Commitment to You

Allied Addiction Recovery is locally owned and operated as a Pennsylvania licensed drug and alcohol outpatient facility with a commitment to providing quality care to people struggling with addictions in Western Pennsylvania. We are unique in that we are one of the few licensed outpatient treatment facilities offering medication-assisted treatment, as well as drug-free treatment.

 AAR understands that addiction is very devastating for the addicted and for those around them. For many clients, contact with our office is the first experience they have with a treatment provider and the professionals at AAR are here to help.

AAR professionals consist of psychiatrists, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADCs), master’s level therapists, LCSWs, LPCs, as well as master’s level certified Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselors (CAADCs) to meet each client’s need.

We Focus on You

AAR understands that chemical dependency, although a devastating and potentially fatal condition, is one of the most treatable illnesses.

The staff at AAR understand that privacy and confidentiality are important to our clients. AAR takes pride in treating individuals that may have an even higher need for receiving treatment under the utmost discretion.

AAR believes that each client has unique needs. Our services focus on individual strengths and weakness with the intent of improving both. Success in recovery is defined individually for each client.

Currently, we have offices based in downtown Pittsburgh, Plum/Holiday Park, Greensburg, and Washington.

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Our staff is highly certified and experienced in the addiction recovery field.  We have both medical and psychological specialists to help you on your drug-, alcohol-, or gambling-free journey.

Barney formed AAR after realizing the potential medication-assisted treatment, when done correctly, could have on people struggling with addiction.

Often consulted for his knowledge of addiction and recovery issues among special populations, Barney is trained in the areas of substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, mental health and sex offender treatment.

Barney began his clinical career at Gateway Rehabilitation Center in 1992. He also worked for the Center for Chemical Dependency Treatment at St. Francis and was the director of admissions for Greenbriar Treatment Center. In 1997, he opened a private practice which grew through the years, providing substance abuse, mental health and sex offender treatment for United States Probation/Pre-Trial Service. This successful practice continued to expand and became AAR in 2011. Barney has also provided drug and alcohol treatment to the forensic population in a maximum security prison for nearly two decades.

Barney earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Counselor Education, both from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he is certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Substance Abuse Professional, National Certified Counselor, Certified Substance Abuse Professional and Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist.

JODI AXEClinical Director: CADC, SAP, Certified Gambling Specialist
Jodi is an expert drug and alcohol treatment and management professional who provides counseling and therapy solutions in addiction recovery.

• Strong track record in case management and drug and alcohol addiction treatment

• Seasoned professional with more than 30 years of counseling experience using cognitive behavioral therapy, group and individual counseling and solution-focused therapy

• Expertise in clinical management of drug and alcohol counselors

Jodi holds a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts in marriage and family therapy from Seton Hill University. She is also a Certified Addictions Counselor, a Master Addiction Counselor, a Certified Criminal Justice Specialist and a Certified Gambling Addiction Specialist.

Jodi is a member of American Counseling Association and National Association of Forensic Counselors.

Specialized Doctors

Our Medical Staff

Dr. Anthony Canterna, Medical Director

and his medical team