The Marworth Center, Waverly, Pennsylvania

Gateway Center Park in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
36 Lily Lake rd.
Waverly Township, PA, 18471

Marworth Center Overview

Marworth is an alcohol and chemical dependency treatment center which is located in the rolling hills of northeastern Pennsylvania. This center is also close to an airport and several highways. This facility has a special program for treating uniformed professionals and healthcare professionals giving them treatments designed to help them while taking the jobs they do into question. Detox treatments, opiate addiction treatment, and eating disorders are just some of the treatments made available at this center, all treatments are evidence-based while still adhering to the 12-step program. There are art, music, trust-building and team building exercises and therapies for the patients at the center. The counselors at Marworth are in charge of developing highly specialized treatment plans that will suit each client, progress is monitored very carefully by the professionals in charge at the center. This center boasts of an Alumni program that keeps the clients and families who have finished the program in touch with one another so they support each other, these alumni members from time to time share their success stories and motivate patients still in the program.

Accommodation, Food, And Welfare

The Marworth center is a mansion-like home. The home has undergone various renovations, expanding it to fit a gym/fitness center and dining wing. It is not a luxury center. Situated on over 26 acres of land the mansion like the center is hard to miss. The rooms are double occupancy with twin beds for residents, the residents are not allowed to stay alone and a such no single private rooms are available, the rooms come equipped with the basic necessities; a dresser, and bathroom for the room occupants. Residents are expected to ensure the cleanliness of their rooms.
Cell phones and gadgets are prohibited in this facility, any gadgets are expected to be submitted during intake. Residents may bring cigarettes and smoke in the designated areas on the compound. The grounds are always well kept by the staff who reside on the compound. There are workout hours when residents are granted access to the gym, basketball court and other fitness facilities. Meals in the center are provided 3 times a day with consideration given to patients with eating disorders, vegetarian and dairy-free foods are also available.

Treatment And Therapy

The facility offers various therapy options depending on the unique needs of the client. Some of these are:

  • Treatment Options
  • Detoxification
  • Inpatient program
  • Outpatient program
  • Healthcare professionals program
  • Uniformed professionals program
  • Healthcare Professionals Program

Healthcare professionals have a responsibility to be available almost all the time to the patients they cater to. This program offers treatment to help combat any drug abuse or alcohol addiction problems.

Uninformed Professionals Program

Uniformed professionals deal in a high-stress environment most of the time and have to contend with stress, PTSD, the risk of danger to their physical health and many other problems in their workplace, this program helps the patients relax without the use of drugs or alcohol.

These following issues are treated at the center:

  • Substance abuse
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Emotional disorder
  • Eating disorder

Therapy Options

The facility offers a large number of therapies which include:

  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Recreation therapy
  • Expressive therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • PTSD support groups


Marworth center costs approximately $28,000 for a 30-day stay, Insurance is accepted by this center, clients work with the staff at the center to find out which treatment plans are covered by insurance.


The facility offers various options of therapy which include:

  • The Joint commission
  • Pennsylvania department of health office of drug and alcohol programs

The Marworth Center Advantages

This facility is an alcohol and chemical dependency treatment center which takes in different patients and does not discriminate during intake of patients. All treatments made available to patients are evidence-based, the 12-step treatment program is also followed in this center. There are specialized programs designed to help uninformed and healthcare professionals and their professions are taken into consideration when treatments are designed. A wide range of therapies is available for residents in the center. Cell phones are not allowed in the facility, residents may smoke in the designated areas. The staff is well-equipped and certified to handle cases or problems that may arise in the facility.


Dominic Vangarelli
Vice President

Dominic holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton where he majored in Clinical Psychology and Master’s degree from the University of Hartford majoring in Psychology. He held the position of Director of Counseling of the facility for 24 years before serving in the position of Vice President, which he has held for 2 years.

Margaret Jarvis
Chief (Division of Addiction Medicine)

Margaret holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Sweet Briar College and earned a Medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. She also completed her internship, residency, and fellowship in the same college. She is board certified to practice addiction psychiatry, addiction medicine, and psychiatry. She has been working with the treatment center since 1999.

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