Drug and Alcohol Resources

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Overview of Drug Addiction (Substance Use Disorder)

“Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you’re addicted, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes.

Drug addiction can start with the experimental use of a recreational drug in social situations, and, for some people, the drug use becomes more frequent. For others, particularly with opioids, drug addiction begins with exposure to prescribed medications or receiving medications from a friend or relative who has been prescribed the medication.

The risk of addiction and how fast you become addicted varies by drug. Some drugs, such as opioid painkillers, have a higher risk and cause addiction more quickly than others.

As time passes, you may need larger doses of the drug to get high. Soon you may need the drug just to feel good. As your drug use increases, you may find that it’s increasingly difficult to go without the drug. Attempts to stop drug use may cause intense cravings and make you feel physically ill (withdrawal symptoms).

You may need help from your doctor, family, friends, support groups, or an organized treatment program to overcome your drug addiction and stay drug-free.”

This article, from the Mayo Clinic website, covers these additional topics:

  • Drug addiction symptoms or behaviors
  • Recognizing unhealthy drug use in family members
  • Recognizing signs of drug use or intoxication, by substance
  • When to see a doctor
  • When to seek emergency help
  • Staging an intervention
  • Causes
  • Risk factors
  • Complications
  • Prevention
  • Preventing relapse
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • … and more

Where do I start?

Beaver County Behavioral Health (BCBH) Drug and Alcohol Program
(724) 847-6220 or toll-free at 1-877-597-5535

Services include screening, assessment, referral, funding, placement, and authorization of alcohol and other drug abuse care for eligible county residents.

Beacon Health Options  (formerly “VBH-PA”)

P.O. Box 1840
Cranberry Township, PA 16066-1840
Toll-Free Member Number:  1.877.688.5970

Beacon oversees managed behavioral health and substance use services for Medical Assistance (MA) recipients in Beaver County as part of the HealthChoices program.

Substance Use Services include Hospital-Based Detoxification, Hospital-Based Rehabilitation, Non-Hospital Detoxification, Non-Hospital Rehabilitation, Halfway House, Drug & Alcohol Outpatient Services, and Methadone Maintenance.

Questions? HealthChoices members, please contact our toll-free number (above) for Beaver County, and a Beacon Member Service Representative will be happy to assist you. Phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Outpatient Treatment: Individual & Group Counseling:


   ABC Associates     1122 7th Avenue     Beaver Falls, PA 15010     724-843-0129

   D&A  Outpatient Services         Individual Sessions      Intensive Outpatient       Group Therapy

Clear Choices     373 Cleveland Street     Rochester, PA, 15074     724.775.7905

Drug & Alcohol Services of BeaverValley (DASBV)    697 State Street     Beaver, PA, 15009     724.728.8220
Treatments: Outpatient, Intensive outpatient, Regular outpatient
Approaches: CBT, DBT, Substance abuse counseling, Trauma-related counseling

Greenbriar Treatment Center     6200 Brooktree Road    Suite 210    Wexford, PA 15090     724.876.0480

Gateway Rehabilitation     262 Ohio River Boulevard     Baden, PA, 15005     724.876.0480

(Gateway Rehab printable flyer)

Pyramid Healthcare     Two Landmark Bldg., Suite 128     Cranberry Twp., PA 16006     724.772.0130

Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs:

Clear Choices    373 Cleveland Street     Rochester, PA 15074     724.775.7905

Pinnacle Treatment Services of Aliquippa       400 Woodlawn Road     Aliquippa, PA 15001     724.857.9640
Counseling. Group Therapy. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).

Center for Behavioral Health     301 Smith Drive Unit 3     Cranberry Twp., PA 16006     724.779.2010

Positive Recovery Solutions (PRS) provides coordinated Mobile Vivitrol Services in Beaver County. 
PRS provides the medical management of Vivitrol® as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Patients who participate with consistency are more likely to experience sustained recovery.   412.660.7064

Residential Detox & Rehabilitation:

Resources for Human Development (RHD) CORE in Beaver County  6383 Tuscarawas Rd.     Midland, PA 15059
Non-hospital Residential Detoxification and Rehabilitation in Beaver County.   The individual must be Medicaid or Medicaid eligible and must be a resident of Beaver County.  Detox is from Sunday to Wednesday.   For more information, contact Kevin Kordzi at 724.508.3993.

Butler Memorial     One Hospital Way     Butler, PA 16001     724.284.4759

Glenbeigh Hospital     2863 State Route 45 P.O. Box 298 Rock Creek, OH, 44084     1.800.234.1001

Stepping Stones    1034 Grove St.     Meadville, PA 16335     814.333.5811

Alpine Springs    865 Jamestown Rd.     Jamestown, PA 16134     814.818.0002

Conewago Pottsville – Fire Tree    202-204 S. Centre Street    Pottsville, PA 17901     570.628.5835

Gateway Rehabilitation    100 Moffett Run Rd.    Aliquippa, PA 15001     412.604.8900 -or- 1.800.472.1177

(Gateway Rehab printable flyer)

Greenbriar Treatment Center    1.800.637.4673

Pyramid Healthcare    (admission for all locations) 814.940.0407

Spirit Life Inc.    724.465.2165

Turning Point       4849 US 322     Franklin, PA 16323     814.437.1750

Twin Lakes Center for Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation   227 Twin Lakes Road     Somerset, PA 15501   814.443.3639

White Deer Run – Allenwood  360 White Deer Run Road     Allenwood, PA 17810   570.538.2567

White Deer Run – Cove Forge  202 Cove Forge Road     Williamsburg, PA 16693   814.832.2121

ARC Manor  200 Oak Ave.     Kittanning, PA 16201   724.548.7607

Ellen O’Brien Gaiser Addiction Center  165 Old Plank Rd.     Butler, PA 16002   724.287.8205

The following residential facilities provide services for pregnant women or women with children:

Familylinks Inc. (Penn Hills)
8930 Frankstown Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Familylinks Inc. (Pittsburgh)
2644 Banksville Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15216  

Sojourner House
5460 Penn Ave.  Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Gaudenzia Erie Inc.
2672 Peach St. Erie, PA 16508  
814.459.4775 or 1.800.316.1928

Adolescent Residential Inpatient:

Pyramid Healthcare (Ridgeview)
4447 Gibsonia Rd. Gibsonia, PA 15044

Other Supportive Programs in Beaver County:

Deliverance Ministries    392 Franklin Ave.      Aliquippa, PA  15001-3708       724.203.4669
Formerly R.O.O.T.S.  (Reaching Over Obstacles To Succeed)      Recovery-Focused Support Groups, Peer Support, Certified Recovery Specialists, Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Counseling, other Social Services

Uncommon Grounds Café    380 Franklin Avenue   Aliquippa, PA   724.375.6141
A place for community, ministry, art, music, recovery services, great food,   and excellent coffee.

Keystone Wellness Programs focuses on prevention and is a program partner of Drug-Free Aliquippa.
Email us or phone 724.432.3474 to join Drug-Free Aliquippa or for more information.

Drug-Free Aliquippa is now on Facebook!   All-Stars Commitments features All-Stars on video as they make commitments towards their future.  One student’s advice?  “All dreams can be accomplished if you just try, focus, and believe.”     These young people are so inspiring!  Be sure to “Like” and “Share” the Drug-Free Aliquippa page.  #drugfreealiquippa  #allstars

Drug and Alcohol Hotlines

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)   412.471.7472

The longest-running ‘anonymous’ program; welcomes pill addicts who are also addicted to alcohol

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)   724.391.5247

A worldwide organization providing tools for a better way of life for those addicted to narcotic substances

Nar-Anon   800.477.6291

A twelve-step program for friends and family members of those who are affected by someone else’s addiction

Al-Anon   800.628.8920

Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.

PA Get Help Now    1.800.662.4357

Are you or someone you know suffering from a prescription drug or heroin problem? We can help!
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Addiction Hotlines   928.910.7325

Provided by Addiction Group, this article answers the questions:

  • What is an Addiction Hotline?
  • Who Answers an Addiction Hotline?
  • What Happens When You Call an Addiction Hotline?
  • Are Addiction Hotlines Free and Confidential?
  • Should You Call an Addiction Hotline?

Hotlines are available for a variety of addictions, and the Addiction Hotlines webpage provides a List of Best Addiction Hotline Services. Alcohol and drug addiction hotlines are free to call and require you to provide no identifying information. You are not obligated to move forward with treatment or make any type of commitment whatsoever. They are there strictly to provide support, guidance, and information.

Finding Help 

SAMHSA.GOV Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator:


This is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.

(PLEASE NOTE: Your personal information and the search criteria you enter into the Locator is secure and anonymous. SAMHSA does not collect or maintain any information you provide.)

PA 2-1-1

Substance Use Disorder Services

Get help with resources for substance use disorder and other addictive behaviors, including treatment, support groups, and halfway homes.

(Use the link above or dial 211)

Compulsive and Problem Gambling?

Call the PA Gambling Addiction
24-hour hotline at 1-800-GAMBLER.


Opioid Overdose & the Use of Narcan
(YouTube Demonstration)

Naloxone Drug Facts
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Safe Disposal of Medications

Beaver County Drop Box Locations

No questions asked, safe disposal of medications
in Beaver County

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Do you have chronic pain from surgery, an injury or another chronic condition?  

Minimize your risk of addiction: Did you know that physician anesthesiologists can help you safely and effectively manage pain?

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has shared the following resources to educate and empower people living with painful chronic conditions:

Chronic Pain: https://www.asahq.org/whensecondscount/pain-management/types-of-pain/chronic/

Opioid Abuse: https://www.asahq.org/whensecondscount/pain-management/opioid-treatment/opioid-abuse/

Opioid Treatment and Risks: https://www.asahq.org/whensecondscount/pain-management/opioid-treatment/

Non-Opioid Treatment:  https://www.asahq.org/whensecondscount/pain-management/non-opioid-treatment/

Have you considered using your “lived experience” to help others? 

Grant Funding is Available for Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) Training!

The Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board (SCWDB) representing Beaver, Washington, and Green Counties, PA received grant funding to help address the opioid crisis.

The SCWDB would like to partner with local substance abuse treatment providers to help recruit and train Certified Recovery Specialists.

Substance abuse treatment providers interested in learning more about these grand funded training opportunities should contact Job Training for Beaver County, Inc. at: 724.728.4860 x-230 or mailto:[email protected]

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