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Mental & physical health

Get treatment for substance use disorder

If you need emergency medical help, call 911.

If your use of drugs or alcohol is negatively impacting your life, you may have a substance use disorder.

A substance use disorder affects a person’s brain and behavior. This leads to a person’s inability to control their use of substances, such as legal or illegal drugs, alcohol, or medications.

Treatment is available, and it works. If you, a friend, or a family member is struggling, reach out now.

How to find treatment

Getting treatment starts with a phone call. Use this list to find the best phone number for your situation. These providers will help you identify the treatment that’s covered under your plan.

If you’re uninsured or have Medicaid/Medical Assistance

Call Community Behavioral Health at (888) 545-2600 for help finding treatment. This hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you have private health insurance

Call the number on your insurance card.

If you have another type of insurance

  • For the Behavioral Health Special Initiative (BHSI), call (215) 546-1200.

Types of treatment

There are many treatments available for substance use disorders. You’ll start with an assessment with a behavioral health professional. They’ll recommend a treatment for you.

The Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) works to increase access to substance use treatment. To learn more about their addiction services, visit the DBHIDS website.

Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)

Medications like buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex), methadone, and naltrexone XR (Vivitrol) can help people who are struggling with their opioid use. These medications are effective on their own, and may be paired with counseling and behavioral therapies. This is also called medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

To find an MOUD/MAT treatment provider with open slots, visit the Treatment Availability Database. DBHIDS updates this information every business day.