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Allentown PA 18101
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Community Support for Individuals and Families
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
You can help save a life in Lehigh County. Each year millions of Americans misuse prescription pain killers and sedatives with many lives tragically cut short by overdose. Most misused prescriptions are obtained from family and friends. Flushing medications or throwing them in the trash can result in them leeching into the water supply, but you can safely dispose of unused prescriptions. It’s as easy as taking your unused prescriptions to one of the safe disposal locations throughout the county.
Click HERE for Lehigh County disposal locations!
Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol (SCA) believes people do recover from substance use disorders (SUD). The SCA is committed to supporting the recovery community through access to treatment, prevention and intervention efforts, and helping to build a thriving recovery community.
How We Help
The SCA manages federal, state, and local dollars to combat addiction in the County. Via a network of contracted providers, Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol offers a full spectrum of services to County residents. Prevention and early intervention in local schools and the community seek to overcome addiction by stopping it before it starts, through education and innovative community events.
For those already affected by substance use disorders, the SCA contacts with quality local providers at every level of care for assessment, case management, and treatment services.
Our Recovery Centers and family programs offer recovery supports, including help with addiction, food insecurity, employment supports, sober recreation, and aid for families impacted by addiction.
Click the links below to view our local providers.
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
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.