The Portia Bell Hume Health and Trt Center are a drug rehab facility that provides effective drug addiction treatment and psychiatric care to those suffering from drug addiction. Portia Bell Hume, situated in Pittsburg, PA, is one of the major centers for drug addiction treatment in the Northeast. The center was named after former Portia resident, Portia Bell, who died from a heroin overdose in 1986.
Currently the Drug Rehab and Substance Abuse Treatment (DST) Center have received national attention because of its innovative approach to treatment. In June of 2021, the Portia Bell Hume Health and Trt Center received recognition as a Best Pain Management Unit at the prestigious National Association for Drug Prevention and Treatment (NADPT) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Dr. Mark Gold, a clinical psychologist and addiction specialist was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show as he stated that his center was the only addiction treatment center in the Northeast to be listed that year. He went on to state that with the help of twelve step programs and a highly motivated staff, his center was able to provide quality addiction treatment and psychological services to those struggling with addiction.
Gold is a practicing psychiatrist and drug addiction treatment expert who has been a practicing therapist for thirty-nine years. Before beginning the drug rehab and substance abuse treatment at Portia Bell Hume, he served as the Director of Development for the Beckwith Medical Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Gold has also been an invited speaker at national and state-addiction recovery meetings.