York/Adams Drug & Alcohol Commission
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Substance Abuse Services
Substance abuse and addiction hurts EVERYBODY in the family. It doesn't have to be that way. Please explore our site to find resources to assist you or someone that you care about, including ways to dispose of prescription medication.
Emergency Detoxification, 24/7 • Regional Support Center: 1-866-769-68226822
If you are in the midst of a life-threatening situation please dial 911 immediately. If you feel that you need detoxification, please call the White Deer Run Regional Support Center at 1-866-769-6822. This number can be used 24/7 and is designed to expedite detox placement for all funding sources, for all populations.
It is, however, the policy of YADAC, that pregnant woman and individuals having overdosed, shall receive preferential treatment in all levels of care throughout the drug & alcohol treatment continuum.
The York/Adams Drug & Alcohol Commission was established in 1973 to serve as the Single County Authority (SCA) for York and Adams counties. As the designated SCA for York and Adams counties, we are responsible for planning, administering, funding, and evaluating the local drug and alcohol prevention, intervention and treatment related services within the aforementioned joinder counties.
York County Heroin Task force
This task force has been created with the intention of forming a partnership of community, medical and government agencies dedicated to reducing the abuse of heroin in our communities; to educating our citizens of the prevalence of the heroin problem, the signs and symptoms of addiction, and the resources available; to reducing drug related deaths and crime in our communities, through public education, advocacy, media, law enforcement and legislation.
For more information, please visit the Task Force’s Website.
If someone overdosed, would you know what to do?
Anyone who uses drugs or medications can overdose. Opioid overdoes can cause death because you can stop breathing. Recent legislative changes have made getting help easier. Getting help is the key to potentially saving a life. If you suspect an overdose, call 911 - it could save a life.
Additional resources can be found here.
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in deaths resulting from heroin and prescription opioids. This epidemic has spread across Pennsylvania and currently one in four families struggle with a substance abuse problem. The enactment of ACT 139 provides first responders, friends and families access to an opioid overdose reversal medicine that will save lives and hopefully lead an individual toward the substance abuse treatment they need. For more information, please visit the Department of Drug & Alcohol Program's website here.
Additional resources can be found here.
Proper Disposal of unneeded medications
Prescription drug misuse, abuse and overdose are growing concerns across both York & Adams Counties and the nation. According to DDAP and a 2011 survey in Pennsylvania, 14 percent of youth surveyed admitted to taking prescription drugs that were not prescribed to them and 18 percent felt that prescription drugs were not harmful. Clearly that is not the case as Prescription drug abuse has quadrupled in the past ten years; now resulting in more deaths than all illicit street drugs combined. The proper disposal of medications is one step reducing this trend. For more information, please go here.
Providers currently not accepting SCA clients & Other provider notices
We have been informed by several providers that they are not accepting SCA funded clients at this time. As this situation changes, we will share via the following link. Additionally, this link will provide capacity related notices:
York Assessment Center
To schedule a level of care assessment, please contact the White Deer Run York Assessment Center:
257 East Market Street, York PA 17403 • Phone: 717-668-8035 • Fax: 717-668-8736
The above number is only to schedule an assessment. If you are in need of detox services, please call 1.866.769.6822.
FY 2013-2014 YADAC Annual Report
We are pleased to announce that our (YADAC) Annual Report for FY 2013-2014 is now available. Please go here to review.
MA Enrollment Concern
As anticipated, the roll out of Healthy PA is causing some issues related to Medical Assistance enrollment. Please go here to review the recently issued YADAC memo on this matter and and the actions YADAC plans to take in regards to this issue.
York Rabbittransit Travel Training
As a public outreach to better serve those unfamililiar with public transit, Rabbittransit is offering a training to help indviduals learn how to navigate the public transportation system. The training is free and is specifically geared for older adults. Please see this flyer for additional details.