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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Services

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Community Support for Individuals and Families

Recovery Centers

In the spring of 2021, Lehigh County opened three Recovery Centers, two adult focused programs, and one for teens.  All programs are drop-in centers offering a place of hope and acceptance for those with substance use issues regardless of their stage on the recovery journey.  The centers offer sober fun activities, help with employment, yoga, stress management, recovery meetings, linkage to healthcare, and a broad array of other services.  All free of charge to the recovery community.  

The Allentown Center for Recovery is located at 315 Linden Street (rear), Allentown.

Change on Hamilton is located at 927 Hamilton Street, Allentown.

REACH LV Youth Recovery Center is located at 860 Broad Street, Ste. 104, Emmaus.


Self Help Meetings for Individuals

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous (AA and NA), are the traditional 12-step programs most people are familiar with.  The Lehigh Valley boasts a robust network of these meetings. Alcoholics Anonymous offers support for individuals struggling with alcohol use.  Narcotics Anonymous offers meetings for those struggling with the use of drugs.

Self-Management and Recovery Training, or SMART Recovery, is a self-help framework grounded in science. The program teaches practical tools that encourage lasting change.

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered Recovery Program with similarities to 12-Step programs, but with acceptance of Jesus as the only higher power.

Refuge Recovery offers online and in person meetings focused on Buddhist principles.

Pennsylvania Gambling Addiction 24hr. Hotline: 1-877-565-2112 Confidential, Anonymous, and Free.


Programs and Support for Families of Substance Using People

Al-Anon is a program people may be most familiar with, there are several meetings locally.

For the families of those with a substance use disorder the Lehigh Valley Parent and Family Support Group meets 7pm – 830pm, at the Fogelsville Fire House / Social Hall located at 7850 Lime Street, Fogelsville PA  18051. Teleconference option available during COVID. Contact  LVPFSG@gmail.com.

Families Obtaining Recovery Together (FORT) assists family members who have been impacted by a loved one’s addiction.  With therapy sessions for family members, case management, and the support of Certified Family Peer Specialists, this unique program offers hope and healing to the loved ones of people with substance use disorders.

Pyramid Healthcare offers family therapy and education through their Allentown office.


Need to apply for Medical Assistance? Follow this Link for assistance.


Prescription Drug Take-Back Program

The Healthy Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Take-Back program initiative focuses on alleviating the health and safety concerns from the diversion and abuse of prescription medications by helping our communities properly dispose of unused prescription medications.

Click HERE for Lehigh County disposal locations!


Philosophy

The Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program recognizes the disease concept of chemical dependency and believes that early intervention is the key in overcoming addiction.

Program Description

The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program, or Single County Authority (SCA), manages federal, state and local dollars to services to help consumers in obtaining the earliest possible care for substance abuse and related problems. These services are purchased from private subcontracting agencies in Lehigh County, as well as other agencies located throughout Pennsylvania. Click on the links below to view our local providers.

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Service Provided


Magellan Behavioral Health Provider List [subject to change]

MY LIFE (Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment) - gives youth an opportunity to use their experience, talents and voice to make positive changes in their lives while helping others to do the same.


Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol Administration

(610) 782-3555

For additional information, contact the Department of Human Services Information and Referral Unit at

(610) 782-3200 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Preferential treatment services are available to Pregnant Women, Injection Drug Users, Women with Children, Overdose Survivors, and Veterans.