Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in Pennsylvania

Drug and alcohol abuse can take an immense toll on a person’s life—affecting their ability to perform in nearly all areas of life. But addiction is an actual brain disease, and quitting isn’t always as easy as some people may think. The qualified and dedicated staff at Pennsylvania’s rehab centers understand what you’re going through and are ready to help you overcome your personal barriers to recovery.

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PA Substance Abuse Facts 

When you suffer from a drug or alcohol addiction, every day can feel like a struggle, and you may feel like you’re all alone. But many people face the same challenges you do—and you don’t have to look far to find them.

Recent surveys reveal that among Pennsylvania residents, substance abuse reaches into every corner of the state:1-3

  • Of all PA residents older than 12, 0.55% of them had used in heroin in 2014-15.
  • Approximately 6.4% of the state’s population (699,000 people) suffered from an alcohol addiction that year.
  • Among Pennsylvania teens during the survey period, 11.4% of them used alcohol for the first time, 4.6% first tried marijuana, and 3.8% began smoking cigarettes.
  • Of all of the state’s residents older than 12, more than 1.3 million reported using marijuana between 2014 and 2015.
  • In Pennsylvania, drug overdoses took the lives of 700 residents in 2015—more than twice as many as those who died from a homicide the same year.

Getting Addiction Treatment Help

Clearly, if you suffer from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you are not alone. You also have many ways to find treatment for your substance use disorder. A good place to start is right here. Either search our directory of providers—both in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, if you prefer somewhere away from the distractions and potential triggers of everyday life—or call our experienced treatment consultants who can walk you through your options at 1-888-744-0069Who Answers?.

You can also ask your family doctor, counselor, or church leader for a trusted referral to a treatment professional or organization. The benefits department of your health insurance company is an excellent resource for local treatment providers, too, and you can discuss any options your plan includes for out of state programs, if you so desire.

Where Else Can I Find Help?

In addition to the above options, you can also explore Pennsylvania’s state and regional programs for those with no insurance or for those whose plans provide extremely limited coverage. Federal plans like Medicaid provide additional options if you have a limited income, and representatives can direct you to participating treatment programs.

Individual treatment centers are often willing to work with you on various payment options too. Sometimes, they offer a sliding scale based on your income and other factors, and many will work out a payment plan that allows you to get the treatment you need now while giving you time to pay it off.

In some cases, treatment centers or local charitable organizations offer partial or full scholarships specifically for substance abuse treatment. Usually, it’s simply a matter of asking what’s available and taking the steps to apply.

Resources in Pennsylvania 

No matter which option you choose, reaching out today to get the help you need may be the best decision you ever make.

Sources:
  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2017). Behavioral Health Barometer: Pennsylvania.
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2016). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: State Findings, Pennsylvania.
  3. Philadelphia Department of Public Health. (2016). The Epidemic of Overdoses from Opioids in Philadelphia.
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