About Us

Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Volpicelli graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1981 and completed his residency there in 1985. Since then he has spent the last twenty-five years as a pioneer in clinical research, education, and practice. Throughout this time, he was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Scientist at the Pennsylvania VA Center for Research on Addictive Disorders. Dr. Volpicelli is also the author of "Recovery Options: The Complete Guide" and "Combining Medication and Psychosocial Treatments for Addictions: The Brenda Approach."

Dr. Volpicelli has led the way in the integration of medications with psychotherapy support to treat addictions. His research on the use of Naltrexone led to the first new medication to be approved by the FDA for alcohol treatment in nearly fifty years.

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Buy the Recovery Options book HERE: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Recovery-Options/Joseph-Volpicelli/e/9780471345756

Buy the B.R.E.N.D.A. book HERE: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Combining-Medication-and-Psychosocial-Treatments-for-Addictions/J-Volpicelli/e/9781572306189

While you receive treatment at the Volpicelli Center you will have a team of professionals involved in your care. This team consists of a physician, physician assistant, nurse or medical assistant. The “physician of record,” will supervise your treatment and determine when you are ready to be discharged.