Opioid Addiction/Recovery Resources

The opioid epidemic is ravaging America, and sadly Pennsylvania is no exception. In 2017, Pennsylvania experienced 5,456 drug-related overdose deaths. That’s almost 15 a day, and more than 43 per 100,000 Pennsylvanians – twice the national average. It has impacted, in some way, nearly every Pennsylvania family.

Nationwide, nearly 50,000 Americans died from overdoses, and the risk from synthetic opioids like fentanyl is growing exponentially. It’s clear our local communities are unable to cope with this epidemic alone.

Congress has already taken action to address this public health crisis. H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, passed in October 2018, authorizes and extends a host of new programs related to the drug crisis. Learn more about the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act here. Overall, some $10 billion in new funding to combat addiction has been approved over the last two fiscal years.

But there is more work to be done. Congressman Meuser is focused on ensuring that those on the front lines of the opioid epidemic in the Ninth District have the tools and resources they need to address the crisis. He’ll be working to help Ninth District counties and communities access the funding made available by Congress. It’s been one of his top priorities since Day One of the 116th Congress.

Below, find some additional federal, state, and local resources related to the opioid crisis.

NOTE: If someone has taken drugs and becomes unresponsive, call 911 immediately.

 

Federal Grant Resources

 

Pennsylvania Resources

 

Resources by County

Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol Services

108 South Claude A. Lord Boulevard 2nd Floor

Pottsville, PA 17901

(570) 621-2890

Contact: Melissa Chewey

 

Berks County Council on Chemical Abuse

601 Penn Street

Suite 600

Reading, PA 19601

610-376-8669

If you need immediate help call the Reading Hospital 24-Hour Addiction Hotline at (484) 628-8186 or Treatment Access and Services Center (TASC) at (610) 375-4426.

 

Carbon-Monroe-Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission

428 South 7th Street, Suite 1

Lehighton, PA 18235

Phone: (610) 377-5177

PA Treatment and Healing (PATH)

335 N. Fourth Street, 2nd Floor

Lehighton, PA. 18235

(610) 377-8870

 

Columbia-Montour-Snyder-Union Counties of Central Pennsylvania Service System

CMSU

PO Box 219

Danville, PA 17821

Phone: (570) 275-5422

 

Lebanon County Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse

220 East Lehman Street

Lebanon, PA 17046

(717) 274-0427

Crisis Intervention (717) 274-3363

 

Northumberland County Behavioral Health / Intellectual & Developmental Services

217 N Center Street

Sunbury Pa 17801

(570) 495-2040

 

Luzerne / Wyoming Counties Drug and Alcohol Program

111 N Pennsylvania Avenue

2nd Floor

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-3505

570-826-8790

After business hours, Treatment Services can be accessed by contacting our Help Line at 570-829-1341.

 

Additional Resources