Resources / Support Groups
When individuals struggle with problems, it may be helpful to get involved with a local support group. A support group consists of people who share similar experiences and concerns. The group meets regularly to provide emotional help, share coping strategies, and offer encouragement for one another. Groups are usually non-profit and non-professional. The common characteristics in these groups are listening to and accepting others' experiences, providing sympathetic understanding and establishing a social network.
Alternative Treatment Resources
There are many different pathways to recovery and the path may look different for each individual. In addition to services that the York/Adams Drug and Alcohol Commission funds, many additional recovery support services exist in the community to assist individuals with their individual pathways to recovery.
White Deer Run staff, Margaret Eckles-Ray, BA, CRS, is a full time mobile assessor in our local community. She can assist persons interested in attending treatment services for drug and alcohol dependency issues. She is also available to help with insurance pre-certifications.
The Mobile Assessor works with most commercial insurance plans and also with other funding sources to make sure that everyone can access affordable treatment. To make a referral for any client, regardless of funding please call:
Margaret Eckles-Ray 717-472-3056
- RASE Project: Buprenorphine Coordinator Program
- RASE Referral Forms (PDF)
- Here to Help Program
- Tobacco-Free York
- Pennsylvania's Free Quitline 877-724-1090
Program Name: Tobacco Cessation Program
Organization: Hanover Hospital
300 Highland Avenue
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone Number: 717-633-8836
Program Name: Tobacco Cessation Program
Organization: Memorial Hospital
325 South Belmont Street
York, PA 17403
Phone: Number 717-849-5463
Mental Health Services
York/Adams County MH-IDD
York/Adams County MH/IDD/D&A
100 W Market Street 3rd FL
York, PA 17401
Phone Number: 717-771-9618
Symptoms similar to substance abuse:
- Needs to gamble with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired excitement
- Is restless or irritable when attempting to cut down or stop gambling
- Has made repeated unsuccessful efforts to control, cut back, or stop gambling
- Is often preoccupied with gambling (e.g., having persistent thoughts of reliving past gambling experiences, handicapping or planning the next venture, thinking of ways to get money with which to gamble)
- Often gambles when feeling distressed (e.g., helpless, guilty, anxious, depressed)
- After losing money gambling, often returns another day to get even ("chasing" one's losses)
- Lies to conceal the extent of involvement with gambling
- Has jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job, or educational or career opportunity because of gambling
- Relies on others to provide money to relieve desperate financial situations caused by gambling
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania proclaims March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. It is encouraged for all Pennsylvanians to learn more about the signs of problem gambling and to help spread the message.
To access help Call the PA Gambling Addiction 24-hour hotline at 877-565-2112 or search online for a Gambling Addiction Participating Provider. Get informed about problem gambling, visit PAProblemGambling.com.
This March, the Prevention department at the Children's Home of York is hosting parent workshops on adolescent problem gambling. Click here for more information.
Please call Phone Number: 877-565-2112 (24 / 7 PA Problem Gambling Hotline) or PA Problem Gambling website.
Listed below are community resources for contracted provider agencies and individuals to locate and access services that will assist in limiting barriers to treatment services.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Program
The Prescription Drug Take-Back program focuses on easing the health and safety concerns of misuse of prescription medication that is no longer in use. It helps in preventing abuse of prescription medications by helping our communities properly dispose of these prescription medications. Take Back boxes are located in various police stations in York and Adams Counties.
Take Back Events are held annually in York County and Adams County.
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Event
April 22, 2023 across York and Adams Counties 10:00AM-2:00PM.
Every September, the federal agency, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use issues and to celebrate the people who recover. Forums, speaking engagements, flyers, posters, and alternative activities are provided to the communities in the surrounding areas to show appreciation of sobriety by those in recovery. Please check out the link below for more information on recovery month.
Recovery House Licensure Information
Beginning June 9, 2022 the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) licensure regulations for recovery houses were implemented. All recovery houses in Pennsylvania, as well as entities who refer individuals to recovery houses, must adhere to requirements of the Recovery House Law (ACT 59 of 2017).
DDAP guidance in relation to these requirements, including recovery house requirements to obtain licensure, in addition to referral requirements of entities who wish to refer individuals to a recovery house can be found here: DDAP licensing webpage.
As these new requirements are implemented, YADAC has been working with our local recovery houses for them to become licensed. Names, locations, and additional details about each DDAP-licensed recovery house in Pennsylvania are regularly updated on DDAP’s Facility Locator:
DDAP Recovery House Facility Locator (Select “Recovery House” under the Facility Type Search drop-down on the left-hand panel, and narrow your search by location if desired)
YADAC will continue to post regular updates of those Recovery Houses who are pending.