Any Lehigh County resident can get treatment for substance use – even if you have no money, no insurance, have medical assistance (Medicaid) or are commercially insured. Accessing help is completely confidential; no one will know that you have asked for help unless you sign a paper giving consent to share that information.
The first step in getting help is an assessment. The Treatment Providers tab shows the Outpatient Treatment Centers that connect anyone with the treatment level they need. Click on a provider to find out how, where and when you can get help. Or, a downloaded copy of for all treatment provider information is here.
Every person comes from a different situation. Not everyone needs the same type of help. Without first meeting the individual, it is impossible to know the type of help needed. Contracted drug and alcohol providers in Lehigh County use a person-centered approach. All recovery planning decisions are made as a team: individual, family and treatment provider, all working together.
The assessment helps you determine what type of support will help you be most successful in your recovery. Recovery supports can include inpatient care for 7 days or longer, or it can be counseling support a few times per week, or it can include medication assisted treatment (Vivitrol, Suboxone, or Methadone) in combination with counseling. Every person has different needs. Providers prepared to assist you or your loved one in determining the most appropriate recovery plan.
Residential treatment can include detox, inpatient, therapeutic based halfway home or a combination of all three. Detox services range from 3 – 5 days and are followed by inpatient treatment. Inpatient treatment can last anywhere from 21 to 60+ days – it depends on the level of support each individual needs. Halfway home is a 90+ day program that focuses on a combination of clinical care and life skills development and support.
You can call 610-782-3555 and a Department of Drug & Alcohol staff member will discuss your options, needs and will assist in setting up you appointment. This is available to all Lehigh County residents, regardless of your income or insurance. Available Monday – Friday from 8:00-4:00.
Many of the providers have open access or walk-in hours where no appointment Is needed. Individuals can directly take advantage of this opportunity. Each provider has different walk-in hours so check before going.
Call the provider directly and schedule and schedule your own appointment.
If this is a non-life threatening emergency, call Lehigh County Crisis at 610-782-3127.
If this is a life threatening emergency, call 911.
Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone, it is not a crime or a moral failing. Addiction affects not only the individual but also the entire family.
There is no cost for the services listed below.
The services are available even if the individual suffering from addiction does not want services. In addition, these services are available to family members and loved ones of people who are engaged in treatment and recovery, even if they are receiving treatment from a different provider.
Family Support for Opioid Use Disorder (Pyramid HealthCare, 610-434-1126):
Rarely do families of people in recovery receive the support, education, and treatment needed. While the person in recovery is actively engaged in a therapeutic environment, family members are often left to deal with resentments, fear, uncertainty, and to generally pick up the pieces on their own. Addicted individuals often return to unhealthy environments and continue to perpetuate the cycle and culture of addiction. With the appropriate support and education, family members can be supported to create a healthy environment for their loved one to return to. This service is intended to be a brief, short-term intervention.
Opioid Related Codependency Family Group (Mid-Atlantic Rehabilitation Services, 610-349-4766):
Codependency and addiction are parallel diseases. That means in families struggling with addiction, codependency is a common effect created by the addiction dynamic. Codependency is common in families struggling with addiction; since addiction is a family disease, the behaviors of addiction and codependency can get passed down from generation to generation. This group is designed to support families in breaking the cycle of codependency.
Separate groups are available for parents and family members of adolescents struggling with substance abuse and for family members of adults struggling with substance abuse.
Opioid Related Bereavement & Addiction (Mid-Atlantic Rehabilitation Services, 610-349-4766):
Unfortunately, substance use disorder can result in early death. Families who have suffered a recent loss often have different needs than families who have passed the initial acute stages of grief. Families with acute loss may need to share their story over and over in order to process the grief and guilt. Families often find the process of sharing their own story out loud in a group setting helpful.
Two separate groups are available - group therapy designated for those who recently (within the past three months) lost a loved one to overdose and group therapy designated for those who lost a loved one to overdose in the past two years (over three months and up to five years).