In recent years, the number of people admitted to publicly funded facilities for controlled prescription drug abuse has gone down.1 At the same time the number of admissions for heroin use rose significantly. In 2013, there were more treatment admissions for heroin than any other illicit drug.1
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The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has trained professionals to available via phone and online chat to help parents who think their loved one is struggling with addiction. Learn more.
If you're in the state, you can use the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Program's Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services Chatline. You can also call 1-800-662-4357 (HELP) to find addiction treatment services.
This department's services and supports are aimed at promoting resilience, recovery and wellness in children, youth, adults and families. If you looking for a directory of services, go to Network of Care. If you are unsure and need assistance about services, call 888-545-2600.
Philly HopeLine is a free helpline sponsored by Uplift Center for Grieving Children and the School District of Philadelphia. It is staffed by Masters's level clinicians from Uplift, and is open to all School District of Philadelphia students & families.
If you feel lonely, stressed, sad, angry, or confused...
CALL OR TEXT FOR FREE 1-833-PHL-HOPE (1-833-745-4673)
Mondays – Fridays 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Uplift offers peer support groups for children and teens in grades K-12th who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Peer support and a caring adult presence help to reduce the feelings of isolation and loneliness that children often experience after death.
The organization will be offering free summer grief groups for young people ages 7-22.
1 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary. https://www.dea.gov/resource-center/2016%20NDTA%20Summary.pdf