Substance Abuse/Withdrawal Resources


The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on every aspect of our communities. We understand this time has been difficult for many, especially those who are dealing with, or have a family member dealing with, substance abuse or withdrawal symptoms. In extreme cases, limited access to alcohol may put some individuals at risk for alcohol withdrawal syndrome, which can be life threatening.

Below is a list of county, state, and federal resources available to meet your specific needs. The availability of some resources may be affected by COVID-19. Please see individual websites for adjusted hours and services.

Substance Use Resources:

  • PA Get Help Now: A 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year hotline staffed by trained professionals who will stay on the phone with the caller until a treatment provider with an opening is identified. Phone, Chat, and Text options available:
    • 24/7 Help Line: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
    • 24/7 Text: 717-216-0905
    • 24/7 Chat
  • Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs:
  • Chester County Drug and Alcohol Services: Resource Page
  • Chester County: The Family Help Book guide to addiction and recovery resources in Chester County
  • U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA National Helpline

Support Groups/Programs

Treatment Coverage / Access to Services:

  • If you have insurance, including Medicaid, please call the number listed on the back of your insurance card to get information on how to access drug and alcohol services.
  • If you do not have insurance, please call one of the following agencies closest to you for help:
  • Guide to Accessing Services in Chester County