The Venango County Substance Abuse Program provides:
- Assessments for substance abuse treatment
- Referral and funding to treatment services
- Case management
The Venango County Substance Abuse Program was established in 1972 as a result of the Pennsylvania Drug and Alcohol Abuse Control Act. The Substance Abuse Program is a Single County Authority (SCA) that contracts with the Pa Department of Health, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs to develop and maintain a comprehensive health, education, rehabilitation program in Venango County for the prevention, intervention, case management and treatment of drug and alcohol dependence or abuse.
The Venango County Substance Abuse Program office offers drug and alcohol services to county residents that include assessment and evaluations. All assessments and evaluations are completed at no charge to the individual. Case management services are available to assist and support individuals in the referral to treatment providers and coordinating additional services. Contact this office at (814) 432-9744 to schedule an appointment.
Treatment services are often covered by Medical Assistance. County funding is available if a county resident is eligible. Privately insured persons can contact their insurance policies to find out what coverage is available. Treatment services include all levels of care, i.e., outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, detoxification and residential services.
The Substance Abuse Program contracts with various treatment agencies in order to provide these necessary treatment services for county residents.
In accordance with Federal regulation 45 C.F.R. 96.131 (a), the services provided directly by this agency and those services provided indirectly through contract are provided with preference as follows: pregnant women who are injection drug users, pregnant women who are substance abusers, people who are injecting drug users and all others.
The Venango County Substance Abuse Program also facilitates many prevention activities. These programs include community coalitions, Together We Can, school programs, alternative activities and community action programs.