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Centre County Opioids Crisis: How to get help

by on December 31, 2018 12:27 PM

There are a variety of community resources available to help with drug and alcohol addiction. Here is a breakdown of some of those services, from the HOPE Initiative (



A county-administered program of community-based services through a statewide network of providers. Call (814) 355-6744 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, to discuss the various options available, or visit



  • Clear Concepts Counseling:  (814) 355-7629
  • Crossroads Counseling:  (814) 231-0940
  • Quest Services:  (814) 342-6740
  • State College Medical:  (814) 235-6988


For emergency detox admissions in the evening and on weekends, call:

  • Centre County CAN HELP, (800) 643-5432.



To talk with someone who is in recovery and who is likely to understand what you are going though, call:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline: (814) 237-3757
  • Recovery Support Services at Crossroad Counseling:  (814) 231-0940




TAP, The Ambassadors Program 

TAP focuses on providing understanding, education, and support to individuals, families, and the community so they can become proactive and more effective with the challenges of addiction. TAP helps to assist with finding treatment services related to alcohol and drug rehab programs, sober living, detoxification, rehabilitation, and recovery. To speak with at TAP representative, call (814) 571-1240 or email [email protected]


United Against Heroin Addiction  

UAHA seeks to create a model that actively addresses the heroin epidemic in Centre County, with the goal of implementing it in other communities by:  direct assistance to addicts; community education and awareness programs; emotional support to affected families and friends; and guiding effective legislation and governmental funding.  Contact UAHA at (866) 691-4192 or visit


PACCT:  Parents of Addicted Children Come Together 

The Centre Helps' PACCT program specifically addresses the challenges faced by parents of children with substance abuse issues.  Guided by Centre Helps' trained facilitators, group members help each other problem solve and find ways to potentially intervene and break the cycle of addiction.  The group meets one day a week for two hours during the four-week program period. Call (814) 234-8222.


Grandfamilies Support Group

Support group for grandparents or other relatives caring for the children of someone impacted by the opioids crisis. The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Bellefonte. Call (814) 880-7454, or email [email protected] 




PSU Evidence-based Prevention and Intervention Support Center (EPISCenter) 

The EPISCenter represents a collaborative partnership between the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), and the Prevention Research Center, College of Health and Human Development, Penn State University. The EPISCenter aims to promote the greater use of prevention and intervention programs that have proven their effectiveness in rigorous scientific evaluations.  Visit


Centre County Youth Service Bureau  

YSB is home to 14 distinct programs serving children and families, including drug and alcohol prevention programming. These programs teach prevention strategies to youth in school and community settings and provide education to parents and educators about talking with kids and helping them be drug-free. Call (814) 237-5731, or visit



Vincent Corso is writer for Town&Gown and the Centre County Gazette.
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