Substance Use Treatment
Accessing drug and alcohol treatment in Bucks County:
The first step in accessing treatment is for the individual to get a professional assessment to determine the extent of the problem and the type of treatment and recovery plan needed. Adult and adolescent services are available throughout Bucks County. For more information, please call the Bucks County Approval of Care Department at 215-444-2730.
To access treatment for those who have private health insurance, call the number on the back of the insurance card listed under Mental Health/Substance Abuse.
To access treatment for those with Medical Assistance, call Magellan Health Services at 877-769-9784 and they will give information as to the nearest treatment agency for an assessment or go to one of the listed assessment sites below.
To access information regarding Veteran’s Benefits, call 877-222-8387 to find out eligibility for services. Individuals who are Veterans are eligible for county funding.
For individuals with no insurance, there may be county funded treatment available as well as other supportive services. The individual must go to one of the assessment sites listed below, either as a walk in or calling for an appointment. The individual will need to bring certain documents to the assessment, including proof of Bucks County residency, and other documents to complete a Medical Assistance application. Individuals that are considered a priority population, such as pregnant injection substance users, pregnant substance users, injection substance users, overdose survivors, veterans and adolescents are exempt from any limitations. Preferential treatment is given to pregnant females.
For parents who have a child age 12-17 with an Alcohol or Drug Problem:
The Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission can help, by providing information on community and family resources, support groups, school services, etc. If your child refuses treatment, there is another option. The legal system can require your child to enter drug and alcohol treatment. To get the process started, call the Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. (BCDAC) at 215-444-2700 and mention Act 53.
Looking to safely dispose of prescription medication?
Find out more about permanent collection sites in Bucks County here.
Find more information on the signs and symptoms of drug abuse and Act 53 here.
For court ordered Driving Under the Influence (DUI) classes, assessment and treatment services:
Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc.
DUI Central & Upper Bucks County
Livengrin Foundation, Inc.
DUI Lower Bucks County
Family Service Association of Bucks County
DUI Bucks County
Free Family Education Programs are available to help family members of individuals with an active addiction – call The Council of Southeast of Pennsylvania at 1-800-221-6333 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm for locations and times.
Recovery Centers and Intensive Case Management Services
For more information about The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania’s Community Recovery Centers, Intensive Case Management and Recovery Coaches, go to the following website: www.proact.org or call 1-800-221-6333 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. They can also give you information about local mutual aid support groups including AA and NA, Alanon, etc.
Recovery Houses are available throughout Bucks County. Recovery Houses provide a safe living environment for individuals seeking recovery and support. For more information, go the following website: http://www.buckscountyrecoveryhouseassociation.com
BCARES- Bucks County Connect Assess Refer Engage Support- a Bucks County initiative that assists individuals who have survived an opioid overdose. We will connect individuals directly to treatment and recovery support services. BCARES assists and supports the families/significant others with education and resources.
This warm handoff initiative is a collaboration between the hospital’s emergency department (ED) and an assigned Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS). The CRS will have a face to face meeting with the individual experiencing the crisis and will connect them directly to treatment, resources, and recovery supports.
For more information about this program please contact:
Gaudenzia, Inc. Lower Bucks Campus
501 Bath Rd. Bristol, PA 19007
Council of Southeast PA, Inc.
4459 W. Swamp Rd. Doylestown, PA 18901
Penn Foundation, Inc.
Lawn Ave. Sellersville, PA 18960
For more information about the full array of services available in Bucks County, go to the website: http://www.buckscounty.org/government/HumanServices
If you have a complaint about assessment or treatment services you receive, call BCDAC, Inc.
215-773-9643 or email firstname.lastname@example.org