DRUG and ALCOHOL (D&A) SERVICES
Department of Human Services
John L. Fox, Director Fort Jackson Building, (3rd Floor) 19 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5276 / Toll-Free: 888-317-7106 / Fax: 724-852-5368
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., MondayFriday
"All Information is kept strictly Confidential"
OVERVIEW OF SERVICES:
The Greene County Drug and Alcohol's mission is to assure that affordable accessible and cost effective drug and alcohol services are made available to all Greene County residents. Greene County Drug and Alcohol Program performs this mission by assessing, planning, developing and coordinating programs and services to meet the County's drug and alcohol needs. These programs include assessment, case management, intervention treatment, prevention, education, DUI services, Tobacco Control, Grambling and Drug Free Community Coalition building.
Greene County Drug and Alcohol provides contracting and monitoring of services as well technical assistance and guidance to providers and the community as a whole.
To qualify to receive drug and alcohol services, a client must be a Greene County resident; must be experiencing a substance abuse problem or be in recovery from substance abuse; must be willing to participate in the program; and must be clear of any medical or mental health crisis.
The following groups have been identified as being at high risk when using substances and will receive preference when seeking treatment: pregnant injecting drug users, pregnant substance abusers and injecting drug users.
GREENE COUNTY DRUG & ALCOHOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
The Greene County Drug & Alcohol Advisory Committee meets in the large conference room on the third floor of the Fort Jackson Building at 5:00 pm, on the following 2013 dates:
ALCOHOLISM WHAT CAUSES ALCOHOL DEPENDENCY:
Alcohol dependence is a gradual process which can take from a few years to several decades to become a problem - with some very vulnerable people addiction can come in a question of months. Eventually, over time, regular alcohol consumption can disrupt the balance of the brain chemical GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), which controls impulsiveness, as well as glutamate, which stimulates the nervous system. Brain levels of dopamine are raised when we consume alcohol - dopamine levels may make the drinking experience more gratifying. Over the long- or medium-term, excessive drinking can significantly alter the levels of these brain chemicals, making the person's body crave alcohol in order to feel good and avoid feeling bad.
GREENE COUNTY DRUG & ALCOHOL OUTPATIENT PROVIDERS/SUBCONTRACTORS:
The first step for the alcoholic it to acknowledge that there is an alcohol dependency problem. The next step is to get help. In most of the world there are several support groups and professional services available. Following are local centers that are outpatient drug-free and ready to help:
Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services, Inc. (SPHS) C.A.R.E. Centers:
35 South West Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 Phone: 724-627-6108 / Toll-Free: 800-281-7150 / Fax: 724-627-9761 / Hotline: 800-281-7150
100 W. South Street, Carmichaels, PA 15320 Phone: 724-966-9440 / Toll-Free: 800-281-7150 / Fax: 724-627-9761 / Hotline: 800-281-7150
STEPS Inside Recovery Club: 1790 Morris Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 (Mailing address: PO Box 647, Waynesburg, PA 15370)
The purpose of STEPS Inside is to create and make available an environment where those in recovery can meet, socialize and share how recovery works.
For more information, call 724-852-5395.
GREENE COUNTY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING INFORMATION:
District 14, Area 60 for Western Pennsylvania Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) serving both Greene and Washington Counties, Pennsylvania. District 14 GSR Meetings are open to AA Members Only. Click here for flyer of District 14 AA meeting days and times. Get all of the current flyers & district information at our District 14 Website at: www.district14.info. County disclaimer: "AA is a support group that services the County D&A Program, thus the county is only helping with advertising the meeting dates.
GREENE COUNTY NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS PROGRAM:
The following information is provided for the Greene County "Narcotics Anonymous" (NA) group meeting locations and times. Come help support us and help the newcomers!
Waynesburg Beginners Group of Narcotics Anonymous
Sunday's at 7:00 PM
Open Arms Drop-in Center
30 North Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Rogersville Group of Narcotics Anonymous
Wednesday's at 6:30 PM
"It Works, How & Why" Text Discussion
Rogersville United Methodist Church, 102 CHurch Street, Rogersville, PA 15359
Carmichaels Group of Narcotics Anonymous
Thursday's at 8:00 PM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 224 South Market Street, Carmichaels, PA 15320
Also can click here to find other NA meeting locations.
Click here for printable copy of above new locations with a hand-drawn map.
What is the Narcotics Anonymous Program? (Source: www.na.org)
NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only one requirement for membership, the desire to stop using. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work.
There are no strings attached to NA. We are not affiliated with any other organizations. We have no initiation fees or dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political, religious, or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion.
We are not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections were, what you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help. The newcomer is the most important person at any meeting, because we can only keep what we have by giving it away. We have learned from our group experience that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay clean.
GREENE COUNTY TOBACCO CONTROL PROGRAM:
The Greene County Tobacco Control Program offers a variety of services and resources to assist Greene County residents with tobacco use prevention and cessation. As a subcontractor of Tobacco Free SWPA, the Greene County Drug & Alcohol Services program received funding from the Tobacco Settlement Fund for tobacco use prevention and cessation.
The Greene County Tobacco Coalition works to prevent initiation of tobacco use among young people; promote quitting among adults and young people; eliminate nonsmokersí exposure to secondhand smoke; and identify and eliminate tobacco-related health disparities.
Programs and services offered through the Tobacco Control Program are:
The Minnesota Smoking Prevention Program (MSPP)
Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU)
Why Animals Donít Smoke
The Bee Free Program (Telephone-Based and Group Cessation Program)
Tobacco Retailer Enforcement Compliance Checks
For more information on the Greene County Tobacco Control Program and its services, please visit www.beetobaccofree.org.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI) DEFENDANTS:
All DUI defendants must complete a court reporting network (CRN) evaluation. Defendants will need to bring to the evaluation a fee of $50, which must be in the form of cash, money order or cashierís check; driverís license or photo ID; and the criminal complaint from the DUI arrest. DUI defendants also may need to complete a comprehensive drug and alcohol assessment, the necessity of which is determined at the time of the CRN evaluation.
For general information, please contact the Information Services at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399. County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370