Heroin, a highly addictive drug processed from morphine, a substance extracted from the seed pod of certain varieties of poppy plants, and opioid abuse is widespread across the Commonwealth, affecting one out of every four families across the state.
Pennsylvania is among the ten states with the highest opioid use and overdose rates. In 2014, there were 2,732 drug and opiod related overdose deaths in Pennsylvania and those numbers are growing exponentially.
Addiction knows no boundaries. It affects all races, religions, sexes, ages, and income levels. It is grabbing hold of husbands, wives, daughters, sons and even grandparents.
When someone develops a drug addiction - (Click here for more information), it becomes the family’s problem as well. It can be exhausting and overwhelming for everyone involved, and the ordeal often causes loved ones to turn their back. But families who stick together through the worst can arrive on the other side stronger and closer than ever. Visit DrugRehab.com - Click here for support for family and friends in recovery.
If you or someone you know might have a drug or alcohol problem, call the CMSU Base Service Unit at (570) 275-4962. The friendly folks who answer the phone will transfer your call to a Drug & Alcohol Case Manager who will schedule an appointment within three working days to assess the extent of the problem and recommend an appropriate level of care.
If someone close to you has a substance abuse problem, please seek help for yourself through education and support. Area support includes but is not limited to the following: Berwick Anti-Drug & Crime Alliance - Click here 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:00pm - at McBride Library Market St. Berwick Families Helping Families - Tuesdays, 6:00pm St. Matthew Lutheran Church (basement) 123 Market St. Bloomsburg Nar-Anon Family Groups - Thursdays, 7:00pm AGAPE - 19 E. 7th Street. Bloomsburg Al-Anon Family Groups - Wednesdays, 7:00pm Wesley United Methodist - 130 W. 3rd Street, Bloomsburg Al-Anon Family Groups - Mondays, 7:00pm New Church of God (basement) 750 Market Street, Bloomsburg Al-Anon Family Groups - Wednesdays, 7:00pm St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 753 State Route 93 Sugarloaf (Conygham) Al-Anon Family Groups - Saturdays, 7:00pm Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100-102 North Church Street Hazleton
Please note that Al-Anon & Nar-Anon Family groups are both for families of alcoholics OR drug addicts. You will find help and assistance for either dependency at these groups.