Substance Use

Get immediate help with substance use or find longer term support.

Immediate substance use screening and referrals

Start with PA Get HELP NOW

24/7-Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Walk-in: Pathway to Care and Recovery, 326 Third Avenue, Pittsburgh Pa 15222

Call: 412-325-7550 – A mobile response team can also come to you. You’ll talk to someone who has been where you are. Then you’ll decide the next best step.

Ongoing support for substance use

Start with your health insurer

If you have private health insurance, look at the back of your insurance card for a phone number for drug and alcohol services (may also be called “behavioral health services”). Call and ask if assessments are covered and if you’re referred to treatment, what treatments are covered and for how long.

Overdose prevention

Start with Naloxone (brand name is Narcan)

If you or someone you know uses opioids in any form, keep naloxone somewhere easy to grab. Seconds matter. Naloxone is not harmful if accidentally taken or if no opioids are present in the person’s body.

Any resident of Pennsylvania can legally purchase naloxone at any pharmacy. You can also get it by contacting Prevention Point Pittsburgh.

Other helpful resources

Have a question or concern about services?

DHS Director's Action Line specialists are available Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM.

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