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This page contains links to substance abuse treatment and prevention related websites, with a primary focus on Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. If you are interested in a more extensive listing of national websites, click here to see links to the national directories of Join Together and the National Clearinghouse for Drug & Alcohol Information. If you are interested in having your local website listed below, contact us for more information. You or your organization must provide information or services relating to substance abuse/addiction prevention or treatment in order to be included on our website. If you are looking for substance abuse treatment options in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, click here.

Lancaster County Links

Regional/State (Pennsylvania) Links

National Links 

 

Lancaster County (Pennsylvania) Links:

Alcoholics Anonymous (Lancaster County): The home page of the local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) organization. The site includes a schedule of AA meetings in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

COBYS Family Services: partners with churches, schools, community groups, and businesses to offer a broad range of family life education programs. While they are best known for our parenting courses, our programs share the common goal of supporting the development of human potential by providing parents, other adults, and children with information and skills to foster cooperation, courage, responsibility, self-esteem, and respect.

Empowering for Life: Empowering for Life provides unique intervention and recovery support services for persons and families that are struggling with addiction.

Lancaster County Drug & Alcohol Commission:  The Lancaster County Drug & Alcohol Commission is a county government agency that serves as Lancaster County's Single County Authority. The Commission coordinates and funds substance abuse treatment and prevention programs in the county.

Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU 13):  The IU 13, one of 29 intermediate units across Pennsylvania, is a regional educational agency whose mission is to assist local school districts to enhance educational opportunities. An excellent resource for those interested in in-school prevention programming.

Naaman Center:  A state-licensed substance abuse treatment provider. Intensive outpatient programs for alcohol and drug addictions, family programs, alcohol and drug evaluations, interventions, outpatient and individual counseling. Uses a Christian-oriented, 12-step approach.

Nuestra Clinica Drug & Alcohol Outpatient Program:  Bilingual drug and alcohol counseling is provided to the community within a neighborhood setting.  The Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Clinic provides individual therapy, group counseling, and support groups to individuals affected with substance abuse. Operated by the Spanish American Civic Association.

Nuestra Clinica Residencial:  Nuestra Clinica Residencial is a bilingual/bicultural 22-bed drug and alcohol non-hospital residential facility for men located in Lancaster. Operated by SACA.

PA Counseling Services:  A state-licensed substance abuse treatment provider. Services include: Bi-Lingual/Bi-Cultural, Drug & Alcohol, mental health, sex-offenders, assessments, groups, individuals, and family counseling.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Locations: Search in PA for permanent collection sites.

Spanish American Civic Association (SACA):  SACA offers a number of different human services in Lancaster, including inpatient and outpatient addiction services and substance abuse prevention/education services. All services are bilingual.

The Gate House For Men:  A state-licensed substance abuse treatment provider. Halfway house for men returning to the community from rehabilitation centers (re-socialization). Provides individual, family, and group counseling and support; attendance at community-based AA/NA meetings and aftercare services.

The Gate House For Women:  A state-licensed substance abuse treatment provider. Halfway house for women returning to the community from rehabilitation centers (re-socialization). Provides individual, family, and group counseling and support; attendance at community-based AA/NA meetings and aftercare services.

Transitional Living Center (TLC):  The Transitional Living Center endeavors to reduce homelessness by providing education, supportive services and transitional housing to individuals and families empowering them to achieve independent living and secure permanent housing.

United Way LINC:  United Way LINC has an extensive online database of community and human services for Lancaster County. Help is also available 24 hours a day at 717-291-LINC (5462) or by dialing 2-1-1.

Vantage/Gaudenzia, Inc:  A state-licensed substance abuse treatment provider. Residential treatment for women with and without children; outpatient aftercare, day care and prevention services.

White Deer Run of Lancaster: A state-licensed substance abuse treatment provider. Residential and partial hospitalization for treatment of chemical dependency, non-hospital based detox. Assessments, evaluations, and interventions; 24-hour admissions.

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Regional/State (Pennsylvania) Links

Campaign to Stop Opiate Abuse: Designed to educate Pennsylvanians about the risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use and how to access help.

Center for Substance Abuse Research (Temple University):  The Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) is dedicated to research on the biological basis for addiction, its underlying causes, and modalities for treatment interventions. CSAR is part of the Temple University School of Medicine and is primarily focused on advanced medical research on substance abuse related topics.

The COAD Group: Formerly the Chester County Council on Addictive Disease, provides prevention, intervention, education and treatment-related information.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Student Assistance Program (PA SAP):  Comprised of an interagency committee; Pennsylvania Departments of Health, Welfare and Education; PA SAP provides leadership for developing a safe and drug-free environment and mental health wellness in schools and communities across the Commonwealth. Barriers to learning will be removed and student academic achievement will be enhanced through collaborative prevention, intervention, and post-intervention services.

Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA):  CPA is an organization dedicated to the professionals working to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs in Pennsylvania.

Council On Chemical Abuse, Berks County:  The Council on Chemical Abuse serves as the coordinating agency for publicly supported drug and alcohol programming in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Dauphin County Drug & Alcohol Services  This website provides information on training and events in Dauphin County, as well as a directory to substance abuse treatment providers.

Drug Free Pennsylvania:  Drug Free Pennsylvania provides information and services, primarily geared towards businesses and employers on substance abuse-related issues.

Institute for Research, Education and Training In Addictions (IRETA): IRETA's mission is to become a repository of information related to addiction research, health policy, prevention, intervention and treatment in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and to develop effective mecha­nisms to transfer that knowledge to the substance abuse field.

Lebanon County Commission on Drug & Alcohol Abuse:  The Lebanon County Commission on Drug & Alcohol Abuse is the state-designated Single County Authority for drug & alcohol services in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.

Northeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Northeast ATTC):  Northeast ATTC, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is designed to enhance the quality of addiction treatment and recovery services within the region by providing policymakers, providers, consumers and other stakeholders with state-of-the art information through technology translation and transfer activities. Serves Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.

Northeast Counterdrug Training Center:  Located at Ft. Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Free training from nationally-recognized experts for those in law enforcement and drug demand reduction (prevention). Free meals and housing are also available for trainees.

Pennsylvania Alliance to Control Tobacco (PACT):  The Pennsylvania Alliance to Control Tobacco (PACT) is a statewide alliance focused on grassroots public policy and advocacy. PACT provides Pennsylvania's local tobacco control coalitions with education, training, and support in local public policy initiatives.

Pennsylvania Association of County Drug and Alcohol Administrators (PACDAA):  The Pennsylvania Association of County Drug and Alcohol Administrators (PACDAA) is a professional association that represents the Single County Authorities (SCAs) across the state of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB):  The Pennsylvania Certification Board is a private, non-profit corporation that offers voluntary state-level credentialing to substance abuse and other behavioral health professionals.

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD):  The PCCD actively supports community-based prevention programs through Communities That Care (CTC) and other funding initiatives. In addition to many grant opportunities listed on this website, the website provides data and statistics useful to prevention program planners.

Pennsylvania Community Providers Association:  The Pennsylvania Community Providers Association is a trade association whose members are community agencies serving persons with mental illness, mental retardation, or substance abuse. Membership is also open to other organizations and individuals concerned about persons with mental disabilities and addictive diseases.

Pennsylvania Department of Health:  The PA Department of Health is one of the primary funding sources for substance abuse prevention and treatment services across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The PA Department of Health website has information about grants and other funding opportunities, alcohol and drug prevention and treatment, anti-tobacco information (including Act 77 information), health-related data, and directories of substance abuse treatment providers.

Pennsylvania Public Health Information Clearinghouse:  The information clearinghouse for substance abuse and other health-related issues for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Lots of free and low-cost publications, brochures, posters and other items.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education:  The PA Department of Education website has a wealth of information for people in the substance abuse prevention field who are looking for school-related data. The website provides the latest Pennsylvania Assessment (PSSA) test results for individual schools and school districts. Other data, as well as funding opportunities can also be found on the website.

Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence Association (PADUI):  The Pennsylvania Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Association is a professional organization which is working to address the DUI problem in all of its many stages -- from prevention to enforcement up to, and including, adjudication and rehabilitation.

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's Bureau of Alcohol Education:  The Bureau of Alcohol Education works with other agencies and groups to reduce underage drinking and the misuse of beverage alcohol by legal consumers, with a special emphasis on preventing high-risk drinking by college students. Training, technical assistance, and other resources.

Pennsylvania Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD):  Pennsylvania MADD website includes information about local chapters, legislation and advocacy, victim services, and education.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Locations: Search in PA for permanent collection sites.

Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development (Penn State University):
The Prevention Research Center aims to promote the well-being of children and youth and to reduce the prevalence of high-risk behaviors and poor outcomes in children, families and communities. Resources, publications, and events related to a broad range of prevention topics.

PRO-ACT: PRO-ACT, Pennsylvania Recovery Organization - Achieving Community Together , is a grassroots advocacy initiative founded to promote the rights of - and ensure opportunities for - those still suffering from the disease of addiction, members of the recovery community, and their family members who wish to advocate in southeastern Pennsylvania.

York/Adams Drug & Alcohol Commission:  The York/Adams Drug & Alcohol Commission is the state-designated Single County Authority for drug & alcohol services for Adams County and York County, Pennsylvania.

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National Links

American Council for Drug Education:  The American Council for Drug Education (ACDE) is a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society. The ACDE website has information useful for educators, parents, health care professionals, and employers.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of American (CADCA):  A national organization for community anti-drug coalitions, made up of over 5,000 local coalitions nationwide. Lots of tools and information for coalition-building and community substance abuse prevention.

Join Together:  Join Together, part of the Partnership at Drugfree.org, supports community-based efforts to reduce, prevent, and treat substance abuse across the nation by providing the latest news in the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment, along with funding information, data and statistics, and links to other sites.

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors:  The National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors is the primary association for addiction professionals. Their website contains information useful to addiction professionals, including information on education, certification, and a job ad section.

National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information: Tons of information on the treatment and prevention of substance abuse-downloads, brochures, fact sheets, reports, and videos. Almost all of it is free and available in quantity. Operated by the U.S. Dept. of Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:  The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A catalog of publications (most are free), databases, research news, along with other online services.

National Institute on Drug Abuse:  The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A catalog of publications (most are free), databases, research news, along with other online services.

Not In My House:  Every day, 2,500 teenagers use a prescription drug to get high for the first time. The good news - there are steps you can take to help protect your kids from prescription drug abuse. This site shows you how.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP):  This federal agency reports to the President and is responsible for setting national policies on drug abuse treatment and prevention, as well as law enforcement.

Parents. The Anti-Drug:  A great website full of drug information and parenting advice.

The Partnership at Drugfree.org: By bringing together renowned scientists, parent experts and communications professionals, the Partnership translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families. At drugfree.org, parents can find a wealth of information, tools and opportunities to connect with other parents and caregivers who may have a child struggling with addiction.

Search Institute:  Lots of information on the 40 Developmental Assets, including books and videos for parents, educators, youth leaders, and faith-based organizations.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator: Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment programs shows the location of facilities around the country that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems. 

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