Recovery Resources to Build Awareness
Navigating the often-complex world of addiction and recovery services can add to the anxiety and confusion many people are already experiencing during an emotional and challenging time. There’s a lot that both recovering addicts and their friends and families need to know about the recovery process. The best first step in getting help or providing support for someone in recovery is to learn and understand what they may be going through. We try to provide as much information as possible on our website, but there are other sites and resources we believe can help round out the information surrounding long-term recovery.
By exploring the resources below, we hope you’ll learn more about the key areas of addiction recovery and become more informed about the issues related to long-term recovery.
CMC: Center for Motivation & Change is one of the best places to find positive, evidence-based support for a loved one battling addiction. Here you’ll find cutting edge information about treatments for substance use disorders and proven therapy in a free first-of-its-kind online toolkit.
If you or a loved one need help, this 2021 brochure from the Lancaster County Drug & Alcohol Commission, “Getting Help for Alcohol and Other Drug Problems in Lancaster County,” provides the basic information necessary to get on the path to recovery (Click here for the Spanish Version).
The Lancaster Harm Reduction Project, Inc. is a mobile syringe exchange operating from a variety of locations on a weekday schedule. In addition to the syringe exchange, the project also provides basic healthcare, education, and counseling to the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations of Lancaster County – the homeless, the uninsured, the injection drug users, and sex workers.
A partnership between community groups, coalitions, and task forces, Lancaster County Joining Forces is a collection of organizations and individuals who want to save lives and help our neighbors who are struggling with addiction.
Lancaster County Joining Forces for Children is a collaborative partnership among Lancaster County agencies seeking to serve children impacted by addiction.
Lancaster County Recovery Alliance exists to explore and develop solutions to issues resulting from addiction, as well as to coordinate Lancaster County’s Recovery Day Lancaster celebration each fall.
The National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) offers this exceptional resource for teens and their families. NIDA for Teens is a trusted source for science-backed information on teen drug use and its effects.
Penn Medicine’s Healthy Beginnings Plus offers free support for pregnant, low-income women and provides a variety of services, including drug and alcohol counseling.
This treatment locator offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.
We strongly encourage you to check out the resources above to acquaint yourself with the various organizations that exist within the local recovery community. These links were chosen because they complement the programs at The GateHouse and provide a broad perspective of addiction and substance use disorder.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, please check out our services to determine which program may be right for you.