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The devastation of families and relationships in Pennsylvania caused by drugs and alcohol is creating a major problem. It’s very difficult to watch a friend or loved one experience a battle with addiction, and we are here to help.

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Currently, there are over 1290 different centers in our facility directory within the state of Pennsylvania for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.

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The Impact of Addiction in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Drug and Substance Treatment

Culturally, there’s Pennsylvania with America’s brightest. Philadelphia, the state’s largest city, takes pride in its history and role in the Declaration of Independence. The state’s western side is on the Midwest cusp, with stably industrial roots. Pittsburgh dusted off its gritty image, emerging as a chic dining and arts destination. Allegheny Forest has 640 km of scenic bike and paddle routes through the forests. The Susquehanna River is the state’s longest river system flowing over 1,000 miles.

There are a lot of things to love about Pennsylvania, but there are also places in Pennsylvania that struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.

The rate of opioid misuse in Pennsylvania is double the national average, and opioid and prescription opiums are jointly responsible for nearly half of all state-funded treatment admissions. Drugs and alcohol have caused 11.6 percent of all deaths in Pennsylvania over the past 10 years. More than 2,500 young people between the ages of 12 and 17 were killed.

Drug misuse in Pennsylvania is a big concern, which should not be overlooked. Substance abuse ruins marriages, friendships, and communities. Find a facility that fits your needs in our list below, or contact us for individual recommendations.

Worst Drugs in Pennsylvania

  1. The rate of cocaine abuse in Pennsylvania is higher than the national average, with more than 30% of all arrestees testing positive for cocaine, and cocaine being the primary drug of abuse in over 15% of all rehab-admitted patients.
  2. Heroin use in Pennsylvania is twice the national average. In more than 45% of all overdose cases, heroin was a contributing factor making it the most found drug in overdoses in the state of Pennsylvania.
  3. More than 12% of the Pennsylvania population uses marijuana every year, which is higher than the national average. Additionally, more than 10% of expectant women reportedly use marijuana during their pregnancy. This amount has only increased since the legalization of marijuana. The amount of Pennsylvania teenagers that have used this drug has also increased and is currently higher than 30%.
  4. Over 50% of all Pennsylvania residents use prescription drugs which has led to the state experiencing one of the highest rates of prescription opiate abuse. This drug is responsible for over 50% of all drug addiction problems in Pennsylvania.
  5. Over 6% of the Pennsylvania population has an alcohol problem. More than 30% of Pennsylvania youth reportedly drink alcohol monthly, with more than 20,000 teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 having an alcohol problem.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. In 2016, Pennsylvania’s opioid overdose rate was almost 40% higher than the national average, making it the nation’s top state for opioid overdoses.
  2. Men make up the largest portion of the drug and alcohol addicted, with more than 60% of all admissions into rehab programs being male.
  3. More than 80% of all vehicular deaths in Pennsylvania involve drunk drivers.
  4. Pennsylvania ranks 14th in the nation for drug-related deaths, with the most overdoses being in the age group between 25 to 34 years.
  5. Pennsylvania is also the highest-ranking state in overdoses in young men between the ages of 19 and 25.
  6. Pennsylvania ranks 9th in underage drinking, with alcohol being the contributing factor in more than 1,000 teenage pregnancies.
  7. More than 10% of all deaths in Pennsylvania are caused by alcohol and drugs. This is slightly below the national average.
  8. 35% of all traffic deaths are alcohol-related, with more than 70% of all drunk drivers being men.
  9. One in 15 of all Pennsylvania veterans have a substance abuse problem, and 1 in 5 of the treatment-seeking veterans are homeless.
  10. More than 50% of all Pennsylvania residents use prescription drugs, with the majority illegally buying these drugs from healthcare professionals.

It’s not easy, but here’s some help

Alcohol and substance addiction and dependency are incredibly complicated and do tremendous damage to individuals and their families’ lives. Fortunately, thousands of care centers in the United States and in Pennsylvania specifically are committed to beginning and supporting people who are addicted to rehabilitation. The variety of recovery services is remarkable, and one care seeker’s experience is dramatically different from another. Similarly, the ideal treatment for one addict to recovery is ineffective for another. Our admissions staff are available 24 hours a day to help you search.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania
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