Wolf administration announces drug, alcohol resource tool – WJAC Johnstown

Wolf administration announces drug, alcohol resource tool. (MGN)

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Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration announced an online resource tool designed to help people seeking drug or alcohol treatment for either themselves or a loved one.

“A common concern that we have heard throughout the commonwealth is that individuals aren’t aware of the services and supports available to them,” said Drug and Alcohol Programs Secretary Jen Smith. “This web-based tool will allow individuals to have critical information on where to go and how to access the services they need.”

The Drug and Alcohol Referral Tool provides resources based on age, residence and veteran status.

According to a release, DART can list resources if a person is homeless or has issues with transportation or legal concerns. However, the tool does not evaluate eligibility for resources provided. Instead, it refers users to how they can obtain more information or assess their eligibility.

The Wolf administration said DART is fully anonymous and can be translated into more than 100 languages.

“Connecting people seeking treatment to comprehensive services that can help meet all of their needs from the start is critical as they work towards recovery,” said Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller.

According to the release, if an individual is in need of a trained professional to assist them in finding substance use treatment or to learn more about programs, they can call Pennsylvania’s Get Help Now Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP.

“Regardless if an individual is insured, uninsured or underinsured, the hotline staff can connect you to the appropriate treatment resources you are seeking,” Smith said.

The DART tool can be accessed at www.ddap.pa.gov/GetHelp.

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