County Human Services

Resources/Support Groups


When individuals struggle with problems, it may be helpful to get involved with a local support group.  A support group consists of people who share similar experiences and concerns.  The group meets regularly to provide emotional help, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement for one another.  Groups are usually non-profit and non-professional.  The common characteristics in these groups is listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing a social network.

Support  for Individuals Struggling with Substance Abuse

Support for Friends, Family, and Others Impacted by Substance Abuse

Other support


There are many different pathways to recovery and the path may look different for each individual.   In addition to services that the York/Adams Drug & Alcohol Commission funds, many additional recovery support services exist in the community to assist individuals with their individual pathways to recovery. 



*Rehab After Work:


Mobile Assessor:  GSC Counseling Associates, LLC is a contracted provider of White Deer Run to assist persons interested in attending inpatient rehabilitation services or detoxification services for drug and alcohol dependency issues.  The contact information is:

GSC Counselling Associates:  (717) 547-0307

Mobile Assessor: Betsy Finger is the contracted Mobile Assessor for White Deer Run assigned to our region. She is available to help with insurance pre-certifications and detox and rehab placements. The contact information is:

Betsy Finger:  (717) 617-8134


Buprenorphine/Suboxone support

Alcohol support:

Tobacco Cessation:

Tobacco Free York

Pennsylvania's Free Quitline 1-877-724-1090

York County
Program Name: Tobacco Cessation Program
Organization: Hanover Hospital
300 Highland Avenue
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: (717) 633-8836

Program Name: Tobacco Cessation Program
Organization: Memorial Hospital
325 South Belmont Street
York, PA 17403
Phone: (717) 849-5463

York/Adams County MH-IDD
York/Adams County MH/IDD/D&A
100 W. Market St. 3rd FL
York, Pa.  17401


Symptoms similar to substance abuse:

1. Needs to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired excitement
2. Is restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling
3. Has made repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop gambling
4. Is often preoccupied with gambling (e.g., having persistent thoughts of reliving past gambling experiences, handicapping or planning the next venture, thinking of ways to get money with which to gamble)
5. Often gambles when feeling distressed (e.g., helpless, guilty, anxious, depressed)
6. After losing money gambling, often returns another day to get even ("chasing" one's losses)
7. Lies to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling
8. Has jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job, or educational or career opportunity because of gambling
9. Relies on others to provide money to relieve desperate financial situations caused by gambling

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania proclaims March 2017 as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. It is encouraged for all Pennsylvanians to learn more about the signs of problem gambling and to help spread the message.

To access help Call the PA Gambling Addiction 24-hour hotline at 1-877-565-2112 or search online for a Gambling Addiction Participating Provider. Get informed about problem gambling, visit

This March, the Prevention department at the Children’s Home of York is hosting parent workshops on adolescent problem gambling. Click here for more information.

Getting Help:

 • Please call 1-877-565-2112 (24/7 PA Problem Gambling Hotline) or visit


Listed below are community resources for contracted provider agencies and individuals to locate and access services that will assist in limiting barriers to treatment services.

Prescription Drug Take Back Program

The Prescription Drug Take-Back program initiative focuses on easing the health and safety concerns from prescriptions no longer in use by those prescribed by physician medications and prevent abuse of prescription medications by helping our communities properly dispose of these prescription medications.  Take Bake boxes are location in varies police stations in York and Adams Counties.
Take Back Events are held annually in York County and Adams County. 

Recovery Month

Every September, federal agency, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use issues and celebrate the people who recover.   York Recovery Month Committee and York Adams Drug and Alcohol Commission sponsor activities to celebrate those in recovery.  Forums, speaking engagements, flyers, posters, and alternative activities are provided to the communities in the surrounding areas to show appreciation of sobriety by those in recovery.

Community Care Behavioural Health

information, click here

PA 211 - PA 211 is a State-wide
collaborative for health and human service information for Pennsylvanians

Adams County Resource Directory

Please click here