Pennsylvania Addiction Treatment Information

If you’re looking for drug and alcohol addiction treatment help for yourself or someone you love, you’ve come to the right place. Addiction Treatment Services can help you find quality rehab treatment programs, as well as helping you verify your insurance coverage and arrange intervention services.

Although there are over 1 million people age 12 and up in Pennsylvania who have abused alcohol and drugs within the last year or are dependent on such substances, only about 55,000 Pennsylvanians receive rehab treatment on any given day. Illicit drugs have posed a larger threat in recent years, with heroin being the most commonly abused drug in the state as of 2015. Cocaine and marijuana, the second and third most commonly abused substances, were significantly less common by comparison.


Unfortunately, heroin addiction often coincides with a painkiller or other opioid addiction, which is part of what makes rises in heroin usage so dangerous.

In addition, most adolescents in Pennsylvania don’t perceive many of the risks involved with binge drinking or smoking marijuana. Having such a lax attitude towards the seriousness of drug abuse and addiction often leads to higher numbers of people eventually moving on to more intense and dangerous substances, like painkillers and heroin.

Of those who are receiving drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Pennsylvania, 41% are getting help for drug abuse only, 14% are getting help for alcohol abuse only, and the remaining 45% are in treatment for a combination of drug and alcohol abuse.

Those in the Northeast, Pennsylvania area have seen an especially high amount of opiate addiction for quite some time. With the numbers of those addicted to heroin and prescription painkillers, there’s also been an increase in the number of people receiving either methadone or buprenorphine as maintenance drugs during opioid replacement therapy, which is a form of medically assisted treatment that is often necessary when recovering from an opiate addiction. Detoxification is another popular treatment option in this scenario.

Thankfully, Addiction Treatment Services can help you find out what treatment options are covered by your insurance and how much, if any, you’ll be expected to pay out of pocket for your drug and alcohol rehab treatment.

Find Rehab Treatment in Pennsylvania Today

Whether you’re seeking inpatient treatment services, such as a residential treatment program, an intensive outpatient program, or some other method of treatment, we can help you find what you need. With recent changes in insurance laws, there’s hope that the gap between those who need alcohol and drug addiction treatment in Pennsylvania versus those who actually get said treatment will start to close.

Let us help you find the rehab services you’re looking for to get started on your road to recovery today.

Additional Resources for Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP)
02 Kline Village, Suite B
Harrisburg, PA 17104-1579

DDAP is tasked with developing and implementing programs designed to reduce substance abuse and dependency through quality prevention, intervention, rehabilitation and treatment programs; educating all Pennsylvanians on the effects and dangers drugs and alcohol abuse and dependency, and the threat they pose to public health; and mitigating the economic impact of substance abuse for the citizens of Pennsylvania.

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
313 West Liberty St., Suite 129
Lancaster, PA 17603-2748

Women for Sobriety
PO Box 618
Quakertown, PA 18951-0618
(215) 536-8026

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in Pennsylvania
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