Reaching out for help
Resources and information
Heroin Helpline (866) 643-6144
Service is free, and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls will be answered by a friendly, understanding and supportive counselor, who will explain several heroin addiction treatments.
The Family Training Program (215) 399-0980
Provides resources for parents of teens using heroin and other drugs, as well as practical skills and tools to help strengthen a relationship with a teen or young adult. Parents eligible to receive free training programs. www.iamconcerned.org.
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (www.nrepp.samhsa.gov)
A searchable online registry of more than 300 interventions supporting substance abuse prevention and treatment. Connects public to intervention developers.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org (www.drugfree.org)
Assists parents in helping to prevent, intervene and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children.
Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services (610) 344-6620
Provides information about local resources and community-based drug prevention efforts.
The Chester County Council on Addictive Diseases (866) 286-3767 or (610) 363-6164
Serves County residents in areas of substance abuse/abuse prevention,intervention and education; public safety and mental health services, as well as referrals.
Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems (610) 363-1488
A part of the Chimes Family of Services, the group provides a comprehensive range of mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse services for children, adolescents, families and adults throughout southern and central Pennsylvania.
A. Michael Blanche MSS LCSW
Provides counseling services for those with substance abuse and chemical dependencies. 21 W. Washington St., Suite B, West Chester, Pa. 19380. (610) 256-3400.
Outpatient Treatment Services
Chester Counseling Center, Phoenixville (610) 933-8880
Holcomb Associates, Inc., Kennett Square (610) 388-9225
Gaudenzia, Inc., West Chester (610) 429-1414
Gaudenzia, Inc., Coatesville (610) 383-9600
Center for Addictive Diseases, Exton (484) 565-1130
Countywide Advanced Treatment
Systems, Coatesville (610) 466-9250
Countywide Adolescent Treatment,
Downingtown (610) 518-6979
Rehab After Work/Rehab After School (800) 238-HELP (4357)
Treatment and Recovery
Bowling Green Brandywine (610) 268-3588
Provides a full spectrum of residential addiction treatment services. http://bowlinggreenbrandywine.crchealth.com.
Treatment Research Institute (215) 399-0980
Independent, non-profit research and development organization dedicated to science-driven reform of drug treatment and policy. www.triweb.trsearch.org.
Mirmont Treatment Center www.mainlinehealth.org/mirmont
Located in Lima, Pa., the Center has helped thousands begin journey from addiction to recovery over past 25 years.
Malvern Institute – Willow Grove (www.malverninstitute.com)
Opened in May, provides treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.
Recovery Ranch (877) 628-2086
Located in Nashville, TN, the facility provides addiction treatment services, in programs designed to meet individual needs. www.recoveryranch.com.
Sources: Kacie's Cause and the Chester County Substance Abuse Services Directory