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Announcement

Substance use disorders can affect anyone.  According to recent statistics, at least one out four Pennsylvania households is impacted by this disease.  Our daily news reminds us that we are in the midst of the worst overdose crisis in our history.  In 2016, at least 13 Pennsylvanians died every day from drug overdoses.  The scope of this tragedy is amplified by the fact that, like asthma and diabetes, addiction is a treatable disease.  Now more than ever, our community must remain dedicated to helping people address this disease and to promoting the message that Treatment is effective, and people do recover.

The Centre County Drug and Alcohol Planning Council and Centre County Drug and Alcohol is hosting a public showing of The Anonymous People – a documentary film about the more than 23 million Americans living successfully in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.  This showing and the panel discussion to be held at the end of the film is intended to raise community awareness around addiction – and break the stigma that is experienced every day by those who are affected by this chronic disease.   

We hope to give a voice to those who are successful and encourage others to seek treatment and resources to bring a change into their lives.  In the end, we continue to look to the community to help us identify long-lasting solutions and resources for those in need.  If you would like to see the 3 minute trailer for the film, you may do so at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqoEtUn0Agw

A full showing of the film will be held at Penns Valley High School on September 18, 2017 @ 6:00pm.  The film will be followed by a panel discussion with community stakeholders who will respond to questions and discussion. 

 

Please join us.    

 
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6:00PM - September 18, 2017

Penns Valley High School

Auditorium

www.centrecountypa.gov/drugandalcohol




Mission Statement

The Drug and Alcohol Office is a county-administered program of community-based services through a state-wide network of providers. Centre County is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and treating individuals who are in need of drug and alcohol services within our community.



Drug and Alcohol's mission is to develop and implement a service delivery system to meet the needs of affected individuals in their home community. Services are tailored to respect individual need and dignity.

The goal of Drug and Alcohol is the prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse and addiction.

Important Messages
Drug and Alcohol provides preferential treatment to pregnant women and injecting drug users. Centre County advertises such preferential treatment and urges these clients to seek help as soon as possible.

Accessing Services
Individuals who have general questions about services are welcome to contact the Drug and Alcohol staff at (814) 355-6744 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, to discuss the various options available.

Individuals who are specifically interested in outpatient treatment may contact any of the following three county contracted providers to request an appointment:
  • Clear Concepts Counseling (Bellefonte) Ph: (814) 355-7629
  • Counseling Alternatives Group (State College) Ph: (814) 231-0940
  • Quest Services (Bellefonte and Philipsburg) Ph: (814) 342-1515 or (814) 357-5953

The outpatient provider you choose will begin the assessment process to better determine your needs and to make a recommendation for services. They will also complete the necessary paperwork to access county funding.

Individuals who are specifically interested in inpatient treatment, or do not know what level of services they would like, can call Drug and Alcohol and request an assessment. Case management staff will begin the assessment process to determine which services best address your needs.

Please Note
  • All services through the Drug and Alcohol Office are voluntary. While you are welcome to call and ask questions on behalf of a family member or friend, the individual who will receive the service must call and ask for the service/assessment.
  • Drug and Alcohol is the payer of last resort. If you have insurance or other third party payment options, you must access services through them first. In addition, the initial assessment will include a determination of liability – which will determine if you must contribute to the cost of your services.
  • County funding for services is based on the availability of dollars. There are occasions where it becomes necessary to limit services or create waiting lists due to lack of funding. This will be explained in more detail at the time of your assessment.