Dauphin County Drug & Alcohol Services

Dauphin County Drug & Alcohol Services The Dauphin County Dept. of Drug & Alcohol Services has been designated to plan, implement & monitor local addictions through treatment, prevention & intervention.
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Children learn from observing others and noticing the healthy or unhealthy behaviors they engage in. Responsible role mo...
05/10/2021

Children learn from observing others and noticing the healthy or unhealthy behaviors they engage in. Responsible role modeling is setting a positive example in a child’s life. Let’s continue to demonstrate positive and healthy choices!
#TalkTheyHearYou #NationalPreventionWeek2021

For more information or resources, contact us at (717)635-2254 or at 1100 S Cameron St in Harrisburg

Children learn from observing others and noticing the healthy or unhealthy behaviors they engage in. Responsible role modeling is setting a positive example in a child’s life. Let’s continue to demonstrate positive and healthy choices!
#TalkTheyHearYou #NationalPreventionWeek2021

For more information or resources, contact us at (717)635-2254 or at 1100 S Cameron St in Harrisburg

When it comes to preventing teen substance use, it all starts with parents and guardians. Prevention starts by talking w...
05/09/2021

When it comes to preventing teen substance use, it all starts with parents and guardians. Prevention starts by talking with and listening to your child, helping them understand your expectations and make good choices, and teaching them how to say “no” when they need to.
#TalkTheyHearYou #NationalPreventionWeek2021
For more information or resources, contact us at (717)635-2254 or at 1100 S Cameron St in Harrisburg

When it comes to preventing teen substance use, it all starts with parents and guardians. Prevention starts by talking with and listening to your child, helping them understand your expectations and make good choices, and teaching them how to say “no” when they need to.
#TalkTheyHearYou #NationalPreventionWeek2021
For more information or resources, contact us at (717)635-2254 or at 1100 S Cameron St in Harrisburg

Even though prom may look a little different this year, the pressures to drink alcohol and engage in risky behaviors rem...
05/08/2021

Even though prom may look a little different this year, the pressures to drink alcohol and engage in risky behaviors remains the same. So, what can you do to help ensure your teen has a fun but safe prom?
- Talk to your teen about your concerns
- Ask if there are prom parties planned
- Listen to your teens’ thoughts and understanding
- Emphasize that your primary concern is their safety

Teens value their parents’ opinions and listen to what they have to say #TalkTheyHearYou #PromSafety

To report underage drinking, call 1-888-UNDER21

For more information or resources, contact us at (717)635-2254 or at 1100 S Cameron St in Harrisburg

Even though prom may look a little different this year, the pressures to drink alcohol and engage in risky behaviors remains the same. So, what can you do to help ensure your teen has a fun but safe prom?
- Talk to your teen about your concerns
- Ask if there are prom parties planned
- Listen to your teens’ thoughts and understanding
- Emphasize that your primary concern is their safety

Teens value their parents’ opinions and listen to what they have to say #TalkTheyHearYou #PromSafety

To report underage drinking, call 1-888-UNDER21

For more information or resources, contact us at (717)635-2254 or at 1100 S Cameron St in Harrisburg

Pregnant women are a priority group and are entitled to preferential treatment when it comes to substance use treatment....
05/07/2021

Pregnant women are a priority group and are entitled to preferential treatment when it comes to substance use treatment.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance or resources, please contact us at (717)635-2254 or visit us at 1100 S Cameron St in Harrisburg #prioritypopulation #substanceusetreatment

Pregnant women are a priority group and are entitled to preferential treatment when it comes to substance use treatment.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance or resources, please contact us at (717)635-2254 or visit us at 1100 S Cameron St in Harrisburg #prioritypopulation #substanceusetreatment

If someone is pressuring you to do something and you’ve tried saying “no”, sometimes it can help to also share with the ...
05/06/2021

If someone is pressuring you to do something and you’ve tried saying “no”, sometimes it can help to also share with the person pressuring you why you do not want to participate in the risky behavior. State the facts, share your truth, and #FindYourStrength!

If someone is pressuring you to do something and you’ve tried saying “no”, sometimes it can help to also share with the person pressuring you why you do not want to participate in the risky behavior. State the facts, share your truth, and #FindYourStrength!

Stigma continues to play a significant role in how our society views and treats mental health. Today let us come togethe...
05/05/2021

Stigma continues to play a significant role in how our society views and treats mental health. Today let us come together to #SilenceTheShame and support others as well as ourselves as we put our mental health first and practice #selfcare. #SilencetheShameDay2021

Stigma continues to play a significant role in how our society views and treats mental health. Today let us come together to #SilenceTheShame and support others as well as ourselves as we put our mental health first and practice #selfcare. #SilencetheShameDay2021

If someone tries to get you to do something you do not want to do and you’ve tried to say “no” but it hasn’t worked, wal...
05/04/2021

If someone tries to get you to do something you do not want to do and you’ve tried to say “no” but it hasn’t worked, walk away. Walking away from peer pressure allows you to get some space from the pressure and keep up your strength! #FindYourStrength

If someone tries to get you to do something you do not want to do and you’ve tried to say “no” but it hasn’t worked, walk away. Walking away from peer pressure allows you to get some space from the pressure and keep up your strength! #FindYourStrength

05/04/2021

When it comes to peer pressure, sometimes simply saying “no” does not work and the pressure may continue. In these cases, there are other strategies that can help!
Stay tuned as we continue to share more about our upcoming events! #FindYourStrength

Today is National #TeacherAppreciationDay and we would like to say #THANKYOU to all the educators, specialists, and admi...
05/04/2021

Today is National #TeacherAppreciationDay and we would like to say #THANKYOU to all the educators, specialists, and administrators for another year of providing support and assistance to students in need.

Each school’s Student Assistance Program is filled with compassionate and resourceful individuals who go the extra mile to help each individual student in @DauphinCounty

Today is National #TeacherAppreciationDay and we would like to say #THANKYOU to all the educators, specialists, and administrators for another year of providing support and assistance to students in need.

Each school’s Student Assistance Program is filled with compassionate and resourceful individuals who go the extra mile to help each individual student in @DauphinCounty

Never be afraid to say “no” to risky or dangerous behaviors. If someone tries to get you to do something you do not want...
05/03/2021

Never be afraid to say “no” to risky or dangerous behaviors. If someone tries to get you to do something you do not want to do, that is called peer pressure. You have the right to decide for yourself what is important to you and to put your health first! #StandTall #SayNo #FindYourStrength

Bonus Tip: Peer pressure can happen to adults too!

Never be afraid to say “no” to risky or dangerous behaviors. If someone tries to get you to do something you do not want to do, that is called peer pressure. You have the right to decide for yourself what is important to you and to put your health first! #StandTall #SayNo #FindYourStrength

Bonus Tip: Peer pressure can happen to adults too!

05/02/2021

We all have elements in our lives that play a role in who we are and the choices we make. Understanding how these elements can either place us at a higher risk or protect us from a risk is what risk and protective factors are all about. Stay tuned to learn more about our events!

Today is National #SchoolPrincipalsDay! As we partner with schools in @DauphinCounty to provide prevention education and...
05/01/2021

Today is National #SchoolPrincipalsDay! As we partner with schools in @DauphinCounty to provide prevention education and services to students as well as assistance when needed, we want to give all the Principals a big #SHOUTOUT!

Today is National #SchoolPrincipalsDay! As we partner with schools in @DauphinCounty to provide prevention education and services to students as well as assistance when needed, we want to give all the Principals a big #SHOUTOUT!

Myth or fact? Coffee and a cold shower can reverse the effects of alcohol.Myth! There is nothing an individual can do to...
04/30/2021

Myth or fact? Coffee and a cold shower can reverse the effects of alcohol.

Myth! There is nothing an individual can do to make their body process alcohol faster. It takes on average one hour to process one ounce of alcohol. Alcohol enters the blood stream and therefore there is nothing such as eating food, drinking coffee, or getting a shower that can help. It just takes time. Think before you drink. #alcoholawarenessmonth #thinkdontdrink

Myth or fact? Coffee and a cold shower can reverse the effects of alcohol.

Myth! There is nothing an individual can do to make their body process alcohol faster. It takes on average one hour to process one ounce of alcohol. Alcohol enters the blood stream and therefore there is nothing such as eating food, drinking coffee, or getting a shower that can help. It just takes time. Think before you drink. #alcoholawarenessmonth #thinkdontdrink

What causes misperceptions? Teen’s report seeing substance use on social media, in the movies, on tv, and even hearing i...
04/29/2021

What causes misperceptions?

Teen’s report seeing substance use on social media, in the movies, on tv, and even hearing it in the songs they listen to. Seeing cigarette butts on the ground or a sign for lottery tickets at a local store can be images that stick with teens and cause the perception that everyone is engaging in risky behaviors, when in fact the opposite is true.

Correcting this myth is a significant first step in preventing teen substance use and keeping our teens on the right track to live happy, healthy lives! #talktheylisten #talktheyhearyou #educatetheyouth #socialnorming #FindYourStrength

What causes misperceptions?

Teen’s report seeing substance use on social media, in the movies, on tv, and even hearing it in the songs they listen to. Seeing cigarette butts on the ground or a sign for lottery tickets at a local store can be images that stick with teens and cause the perception that everyone is engaging in risky behaviors, when in fact the opposite is true.

Correcting this myth is a significant first step in preventing teen substance use and keeping our teens on the right track to live happy, healthy lives! #talktheylisten #talktheyhearyou #educatetheyouth #socialnorming #FindYourStrength

A mandated reporter is an adult who is legally required to report suspected child abuse if they have a reasonable cause ...
04/28/2021

A mandated reporter is an adult who is legally required to report suspected child abuse if they have a reasonable cause to suspect that child is a victim of maltreatment, neglect, or abuse. Mandated reporters play a vital role in helping a child receive the protection and assistance they need.
If you are unsure whether you are a mandated reporter, call 1-800-932-0313
OR
If you or someone you know suspects a child is being abused, call 1-800-932-0313

A mandated reporter is an adult who is legally required to report suspected child abuse if they have a reasonable cause to suspect that child is a victim of maltreatment, neglect, or abuse. Mandated reporters play a vital role in helping a child receive the protection and assistance they need.
If you are unsure whether you are a mandated reporter, call 1-800-932-0313
OR
If you or someone you know suspects a child is being abused, call 1-800-932-0313

Myth or fact? Wine and beer are safer than liquor.Myth! All types of alcohol contain the same active ingredient and all ...
04/27/2021

Myth or fact? Wine and beer are safer than liquor.
Myth! All types of alcohol contain the same active ingredient and all standard drink sizes contain the same amount of alcohol. Whether someone drinks a 12-ounce can of beer or a cocktail with 1.5oz of liquor, the amount of alcohol remains the same. Do not be fooled into thinking one is safer than the other. Alcohol is alcohol, and the effects remain the same. Think before you drink. #alcoholawarenessmonth #thinkdontdrink

Myth or fact? Wine and beer are safer than liquor.
Myth! All types of alcohol contain the same active ingredient and all standard drink sizes contain the same amount of alcohol. Whether someone drinks a 12-ounce can of beer or a cocktail with 1.5oz of liquor, the amount of alcohol remains the same. Do not be fooled into thinking one is safer than the other. Alcohol is alcohol, and the effects remain the same. Think before you drink. #alcoholawarenessmonth #thinkdontdrink

04/27/2021
The Truth About Teen Drug Use

How many teens in Dauphin County...?

Watch this video on the Pennsylvania Youth Survey data to learn just how untrue our perceptions of teen substance use can be!

#CorrectTheMyths #talktheyhearyou #educatetheyouth #socialnorming #FindYourStrength

Today is National Drug Take Back Day! Prescription medication can be extremely dangerous when misused or used by someone...
04/24/2021

Today is National Drug Take Back Day!
Prescription medication can be extremely dangerous when misused or used by someone it was not prescribed for. If you have medication in your house that you no longer need or that is expired, today is the day to dispose of it safely at a drug take back center!
The list here features all the takeback centers in Dauphin County. If you need more information, feel free to call our office at (717)635-2254
#Prescriptiontakeback #safedisposal #drugtakeback

Today is National Drug Take Back Day!
Prescription medication can be extremely dangerous when misused or used by someone it was not prescribed for. If you have medication in your house that you no longer need or that is expired, today is the day to dispose of it safely at a drug take back center!
The list here features all the takeback centers in Dauphin County. If you need more information, feel free to call our office at (717)635-2254
#Prescriptiontakeback #safedisposal #drugtakeback

In 2019, 42.4% of teens who misused prescription medications, reported having taken them from their home. Do you know wh...
04/23/2021

In 2019, 42.4% of teens who misused prescription medications, reported having taken them from their home. Do you know where your prescription medications are stored in your house? Does your teen have potential access to them? Be sure to keep medications in a safe place and out of access of children and teens.
Prescription lock boxes are a great option to help keep your medications secure and away from the reach of children. You can pick up lock boxes at our office at 1100 S. Cameron St. in Harrisburg.
Do you have prescription medication that is no longer needed or expired? Dispose of the medication safely at a safe disposal drug take back center near you! https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Get%20Help%20Now/Pages/Find-a-Drug-Take-Back-Location.aspx
#Prescriptiontakeback #safedisposal #drugtakeback

In 2019, 42.4% of teens who misused prescription medications, reported having taken them from their home. Do you know where your prescription medications are stored in your house? Does your teen have potential access to them? Be sure to keep medications in a safe place and out of access of children and teens.
Prescription lock boxes are a great option to help keep your medications secure and away from the reach of children. You can pick up lock boxes at our office at 1100 S. Cameron St. in Harrisburg.
Do you have prescription medication that is no longer needed or expired? Dispose of the medication safely at a safe disposal drug take back center near you! https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Get%20Help%20Now/Pages/Find-a-Drug-Take-Back-Location.aspx
#Prescriptiontakeback #safedisposal #drugtakeback

During the most recent Drug Take Back Day, there were 985,392 pounds of medication turned over for safe disposal. That i...
04/22/2021

During the most recent Drug Take Back Day, there were 985,392 pounds of medication turned over for safe disposal. That is the largest amount ever collected! Let us continue the trend this April 24th by turning in unused prescription medication. To find a drug take back center near you visit https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Get%20Help%20Now/Pages/Find-a-Drug-Take-Back-Location.aspx
#Prescriptiontakeback #safedisposal #drugtakeback

During the most recent Drug Take Back Day, there were 985,392 pounds of medication turned over for safe disposal. That is the largest amount ever collected! Let us continue the trend this April 24th by turning in unused prescription medication. To find a drug take back center near you visit https://www.ddap.pa.gov/Get%20Help%20Now/Pages/Find-a-Drug-Take-Back-Location.aspx
#Prescriptiontakeback #safedisposal #drugtakeback

In Dauphin County, 96.9% of teens have never misused or abused prescription pain killers!Pain medication can be extremel...
04/20/2021

In Dauphin County, 96.9% of teens have never misused or abused prescription pain killers!
Pain medication can be extremely addicting as it changes the way our brains process pain and pain response. Misusing or abusing prescription pain medication can lead to dependency as well as the use of other dangerous narcotics such as heroin or fentanyl. #talktheylisten #talktheyhearyou #educatetheyouth #socialnorming #FindYourStrength

In Dauphin County, 96.9% of teens have never misused or abused prescription pain killers!
Pain medication can be extremely addicting as it changes the way our brains process pain and pain response. Misusing or abusing prescription pain medication can lead to dependency as well as the use of other dangerous narcotics such as heroin or fentanyl. #talktheylisten #talktheyhearyou #educatetheyouth #socialnorming #FindYourStrength

Our brains and other vital organs, such as our liver, continue to develop into our mid-to-late twenties. When an individ...
04/19/2021

Our brains and other vital organs, such as our liver, continue to develop into our mid-to-late twenties. When an individual is an adolescent, the front portion of their brain which controls decision-making and judgement is underdeveloped. If an adolescent consumes alcohol, they are more likely to have accidents, adverse reactions, and make poor decisions that can lead to dangerous consequences. In addition, the alcohol can delay or disrupt the development of their brain and organs.
If you suspect underage drinking, report it by calling 1-888-UNDER21 #alcoholawarenessmonth #thinkdontdrink #under21

Our brains and other vital organs, such as our liver, continue to develop into our mid-to-late twenties. When an individual is an adolescent, the front portion of their brain which controls decision-making and judgement is underdeveloped. If an adolescent consumes alcohol, they are more likely to have accidents, adverse reactions, and make poor decisions that can lead to dangerous consequences. In addition, the alcohol can delay or disrupt the development of their brain and organs.
If you suspect underage drinking, report it by calling 1-888-UNDER21 #alcoholawarenessmonth #thinkdontdrink #under21

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1100 S Cameron St
Harrisburg, PA
17104

General information

The Department of Drug & Alcohol Services has been designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Dauphin County Commissioners as the Single County Authority (SCA) to plan, implement, and monitor local addictions prevention, intervention, and treatment services. The Department plans and coordinates the type of services for each part of the county and for different types of client needs. These services are purchased from private subcontracting agencies. The goal of all services provided by this Department is to increase the self-sufficiency of clients and communities.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(717) 635-2254

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We are here celebrating Positive Personal Choices for all children and families. The event is reminding all community members in Dauphin County that using drugs, alcohol, to***co and gambling is not the norm for our children! There are tons of free activities and food provided for the community by the community sponsored by Dauphin County. Join us 11-3 💙
I spoke to Ron Marsico about starting a program like this in Pennsylvania https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10152216196706659&id=7525251658
For at-risk youth programs & motivational talks and staff trainings please visit