Drug & Alcohol

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 meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2020 has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held by video/conference call on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 6:30pm.

Members of the public who wish to participate in the meeting should contact Cathy Arbogast at 814-404-2034 to obtain conference call details for the meeting. All members of the public are welcome.

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, as well as priority access to treatment for individuals who have experienced overdose. Centre County urges all individuals who are in need of assistance to seek help as soon as possible.