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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:
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.
- Beaver County, PA | Behavioral Health Resource Guide
- Beacon Member Handbook (Your Guide to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services)
- Medical Assistance Transportation Program
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
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
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
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.
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
A twelve-step program for friends and family members of those who are affected by someone else’s addiction
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.
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.)
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)
Call the PA Gambling Addiction
24-hour hotline at 1-800-GAMBLER.
YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE!
Naloxone Drug Facts
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Safe Disposal of Medications
No questions asked, safe disposal of medications
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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:
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]
Still need help?