Who Coordinates Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Pennsylvania?


The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) is responsible for the management and distribution of federal and state funds for drug and alcohol abuse prevention, intervention and treatment.

The mission of DDAP 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 and economic impact of the disease.”

DDAP also manages and maintains a 24-hour helpline, Get Help Now, that can be used by individuals and families who are seeking treatment. The helpline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can connect individuals to resources in their county. The hotline can be reached at 1-800-662-HELP. Additionally, individuals who are seeking treatment are encouraged to contact their local Single County Authority (SCA).

What are Single County Authorities?

Single County Authorities (SCAs) are the points of contact for the disbursement of federal and state monies for individuals who do not have insurance and would like to receive treatment. The SCAs plan, coordinate, programmatically and fiscally manage and implement the delivery of drug and alcohol prevention, intervention, and treatment services at the local level. At the county level, each SCA operates differently and provides a variety of services. However, each SCA contracts with various treatment providers and can help to coordinate treatment for individuals that are underinsured or uninsured.

In order to locate your local SCA to receive access to drug and alcohol treatment, please visit:

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