If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol use, resources are available:
When you can’t make it to an in-person meeting, check out these resources for virtual and phone recovery meetings.
If you live in Philadelphia and want treatment for a substance abuse challenge and you have medical assistance or Medicaid, please contact Community Behavioral Health (CBH) at 888-545-2600. Member Services Representatives are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. If you do not have medical assistance or any type of insurance, Philadelphia residence can call the BHSI unit at 215-546-1200 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. for assistance and treatment options.
If you need treatment for problem drinking or alcohol addiction, you can find treatment services and options here. You can also call 1-800-622-HELP. The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs mission is to engage, coordinate and lead the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s effort to prevent and reduce drug, alcohol and gambling addiction and abuse; and to promote recovery, thereby reducing the human economic impact of the disease.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of alcohol abuse, other substance abuse, and mental illness on America’s communities. You can find information about treatment options through SAMHSA’s treatment locator.
This agency, within the National Institute of Health, provides comprehensive information about the signs and symptoms of addiction or problem drinking, its effects, and where to seek treatment and supports. You can also find several professionally led treatment and mutual-support group options on this site, and evaluate your own drinking behaviors if you have cause for concern.