York/Adams Drug & Alcohol Commission

Substance Abuse Services

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 2014-2015 Human Services Coordinated Plan

Please click here to review the 2014-2015 Human Services Coordinated Plan Final. *Updated July 2, 2014*

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.

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 

During the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays last year, 1,072 of the statewide crashes involved a driver impaired by drugs or alcohol, with 35 fatalities in those crashes – all of which were preventable. 

Great strides have been made by a variety of individuals and agencies to share the message that driving drunk is dangerous and a serious public health risk to all on the road.  However, more work needs to be done to make similar strides with drugged driving.  There can be a misconception that driving under the influence of marijuana or a prescription medication is somehow safer than driving while impaired by alcohol.  It’s not.  Bottom line - regardless of the substance, impaired is impaired.    This is a busy time of year, a joyous time to celebrate the season with friends and family.  In an instant, drunk or drugged driving can change celebration to sorrow and result in horrible tragedies and loss of life. 

Whether attending a holiday event or hosting one, the following are some resources that may help you this holiday season:  Safe Party Guide  Preventing Impaired Driving PA State Police Holiday Statisics

 About YADAC 

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. 

Our Brochures (You will need the free Adobe Reader to view these and other pdf files on our site).  Downloads: English Spanish

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.

This brochure has some additional tips/information which may help you or a loved one save a life.  Link to brochure.

Additional resources can be found here.

Act 139

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.

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:

Link to Provider list  

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 County Human Services Center • 100 West Market St., Suite B04, York, PA  17401     
Phone: 717.771.9222 • Fax: 717.771.9709